Henna Geronimo

Henna Geronimo is a professional writer specializing in behavioral health. She has covered many subjects, from mental illnesses to new developments in mental health treatments. Henna spends most of her time in Los Angeles and Mexico. You can find her enjoying the great outdoors with her bike or diving fins when she's not writing.

Addiction vs. Habit: How Do They Compare?

In the discussion of “addiction vs. habit,” have you ever wondered where the line is drawn between a harmless routine and a potentially life-disrupting addiction? This question stirs confusion and concern, as many struggle to discern between a casual habit and a condition that could alter the course of their lives. Addiction vs. Habit: Defining …

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The Sobering Truth: Alcohol’s Impact on Liver Health

You may have begun your alcohol consumption as a social drinker, enjoying sipping a glass of wine or a beer during gatherings. The experience was all good fun, and you were not even drinking every day. However, over time, this casual drinking might lead to more frequent consumption, escalating without notice. This gradual increase in …

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The Importance of Initial Assessment in Addiction Treatment

When it comes to addiction treatment, the initial assessment lays the groundwork for a successful recovery. This crucial process is more than just a routine evaluation; it is a detailed exploration of an individual’s unique circumstances, challenges, and needs. These assessments guide professionals in creating personalized treatment plans for the patient. Let’s explore how these …

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