addiction in pop culture

Addiction in Pop Culture: How Media Shapes Our Perceptions

Addiction in pop culture has almost always been an element in mainstream society. According to studies, 98 percent of popular movies in the early twentieth century portrayed illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or over-the-counter or prescription drugs.  Although addiction is an ongoing concern in the media, it’s crucial to recognize that how it is portrayed can …

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military trauma and ptsd

Military Trauma and PTSD

Military trauma refers to the adverse psychological effects of combat exposure on military personnel. It can result from the stress of deployment, witnessing or being involved in combat-related violence, and loss of friends or comrades. The most common condition associated with military trauma is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) PTSD is …

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Addiction Treatment California

Roots Through Recovery Takes Home Conquer Addiction’s Silver Excellence in Treatment Award

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the Silver Excellence in Treatment Award by Conquer Addiction. This is in recognition of our superior adult post-treatment success rates. Conquer Addiction is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that recognizes the exceptional work of treatment centers across the United States. Every year, they highlight facilities that …

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