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May 31, 2024

How to Differentiate Signs of Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

You know your spouse, child or parent better than the average person. After all, you’re familiar with their mannerisms, passions, … Continue reading How to Differentiate Signs of Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

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How to Differentiate Signs of Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

You know your spouse, child or parent better than the average person. After all, you’re familiar with their mannerisms, passions, … Continue reading How to Differentiate Signs of Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

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April 30, 2021

The Link Between Avoidance Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse

When you’re faced with the prospect of social situation, you can’t stop an unbreakable shiver running up your spine. Anxiety … Continue reading The Link Between Avoidance Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse

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The Link Between Avoidance Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse

When you’re faced with the prospect of social situation, you can’t stop an unbreakable shiver running up your spine. Anxiety … Continue reading The Link Between Avoidance Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse

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April 5, 2021

Addiction and the Brain: How Neurodiversity Plays a Role

The brain is an amazing part of the body. It controls your movements, your emotions, the functions of each of … Continue reading Addiction and the Brain: How Neurodiversity Plays a Role

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Addiction and the Brain: How Neurodiversity Plays a Role

The brain is an amazing part of the body. It controls your movements, your emotions, the functions of each of … Continue reading Addiction and the Brain: How Neurodiversity Plays a Role

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March 22, 2021

The Differences Between Bipolar Disorder and Depression

If you’re struggling with your mental health, many important aspects of your life can feel unbalanced. You may find it … Continue reading The Differences Between Bipolar Disorder and Depression

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The Differences Between Bipolar Disorder and Depression

If you’re struggling with your mental health, many important aspects of your life can feel unbalanced. You may find it … Continue reading The Differences Between Bipolar Disorder and Depression

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February 12, 2021

The Science of Trauma: The Neurobiology of PTSD

Your brain is like the man behind the curtain, controlling your breathing, movements, thoughts and emotions. It contains billions of … Continue reading The Science of Trauma: The Neurobiology of PTSD

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The Science of Trauma: The Neurobiology of PTSD

Your brain is like the man behind the curtain, controlling your breathing, movements, thoughts and emotions. It contains billions of … Continue reading The Science of Trauma: The Neurobiology of PTSD

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February 4, 2021

The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Psychiatric Medication

According to Greek mythology, Sisyphus, King of Corinth, tricked Zeus and cheated death more than once. This angered Zeus so … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Psychiatric Medication

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The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Psychiatric Medication

According to Greek mythology, Sisyphus, King of Corinth, tricked Zeus and cheated death more than once. This angered Zeus so … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Psychiatric Medication

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February 1, 2021

What Are The 17 Symptoms of PTSD?

You thought the trauma of your accident, sexual abuse or military tour was over – until it wasn’t. One minute … Continue reading What Are The 17 Symptoms of PTSD?

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What Are The 17 Symptoms of PTSD?

You thought the trauma of your accident, sexual abuse or military tour was over – until it wasn’t. One minute … Continue reading What Are The 17 Symptoms of PTSD?

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January 22, 2021

How to Stop an Anxiety Attack

The first thing you feel is a sudden tinge of fear. It’s faint at first, creeping through your every thought … Continue reading How to Stop an Anxiety Attack

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How to Stop an Anxiety Attack

The first thing you feel is a sudden tinge of fear. It’s faint at first, creeping through your every thought … Continue reading How to Stop an Anxiety Attack

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September 29, 2020

Does My Loved One’s Alcohol Use Make Their PTSD Worse?

Your loved one’s post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is like their own personal war that never goes away. From physical abuse … Continue reading Does My Loved One’s Alcohol Use Make Their PTSD Worse?

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Does My Loved One’s Alcohol Use Make Their PTSD Worse?

Your loved one’s post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is like their own personal war that never goes away. From physical abuse … Continue reading Does My Loved One’s Alcohol Use Make Their PTSD Worse?

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August 24, 2020

What are the Signs of a Toxic Workplace?

From extended hours and client calls on the weekends to unreasonable deadlines and conflicts with colleagues, work can add a … Continue reading What are the Signs of a Toxic Workplace?

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What are the Signs of a Toxic Workplace?

From extended hours and client calls on the weekends to unreasonable deadlines and conflicts with colleagues, work can add a … Continue reading What are the Signs of a Toxic Workplace?

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July 8, 2020

Meth, Depression and What Meth Does to Your Mood

There are plenty of reasons why you turned to meth. It’s easy to fall back on the “experimentation” excuse, but … Continue reading Meth, Depression and What Meth Does to Your Mood

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Meth, Depression and What Meth Does to Your Mood

There are plenty of reasons why you turned to meth. It’s easy to fall back on the “experimentation” excuse, but … Continue reading Meth, Depression and What Meth Does to Your Mood

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May 21, 2020

Animal Assisted Therapy for Addiction

There’s a scene in the 1997 film, Good Will Hunting, where Sean Maguire (played by the late Robin Williams) admits … Continue reading Animal Assisted Therapy for Addiction

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Animal Assisted Therapy for Addiction

There’s a scene in the 1997 film, Good Will Hunting, where Sean Maguire (played by the late Robin Williams) admits … Continue reading Animal Assisted Therapy for Addiction

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May 18, 2020

How Does Meth Impact Your Loved One’s Anxiety?

You wish there was something you could do about the restlessness, panic and stress your loved one has struggled with. … Continue reading How Does Meth Impact Your Loved One’s Anxiety?

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How Does Meth Impact Your Loved One’s Anxiety?

You wish there was something you could do about the restlessness, panic and stress your loved one has struggled with. … Continue reading How Does Meth Impact Your Loved One’s Anxiety?

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November 17, 2019

5 Natural Ways to Cope with Anxiety

It’s a feeling you’re all too familiar with. The pit of your stomach is telling you that something isn’t quite … Continue reading 5 Natural Ways to Cope with Anxiety

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5 Natural Ways to Cope with Anxiety

It’s a feeling you’re all too familiar with. The pit of your stomach is telling you that something isn’t quite … Continue reading 5 Natural Ways to Cope with Anxiety

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August 4, 2019

The Fitness Effect: How and Why Exercise Helps with Depression

Suffering from depression is like viewing the world through a gray lens. As you go through your daily routine, everything … Continue reading The Fitness Effect: How and Why Exercise Helps with Depression

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The Fitness Effect: How and Why Exercise Helps with Depression

Suffering from depression is like viewing the world through a gray lens. As you go through your daily routine, everything … Continue reading The Fitness Effect: How and Why Exercise Helps with Depression

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July 31, 2019

Childhood Trauma: How Your Substance Abuse Affects Your Kids

Drinking and drug use are similar to smoking in that there are secondhand effects that affect those around you. Every … Continue reading Childhood Trauma: How Your Substance Abuse Affects Your Kids

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Childhood Trauma: How Your Substance Abuse Affects Your Kids

Drinking and drug use are similar to smoking in that there are secondhand effects that affect those around you. Every … Continue reading Childhood Trauma: How Your Substance Abuse Affects Your Kids

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July 12, 2019

Gender Differences in Anxiety: A Woman’s Battle

This is it, you think to yourself. This is when something is going to go seriously wrong. Your heart rate … Continue reading Gender Differences in Anxiety: A Woman’s Battle

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Gender Differences in Anxiety: A Woman’s Battle

This is it, you think to yourself. This is when something is going to go seriously wrong. Your heart rate … Continue reading Gender Differences in Anxiety: A Woman’s Battle

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April 26, 2019

The Connection Between Sexual Assault, Trauma and Addiction

On September 27, 2018, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, accusing Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett … Continue reading The Connection Between Sexual Assault, Trauma and Addiction

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The Connection Between Sexual Assault, Trauma and Addiction

On September 27, 2018, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, accusing Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett … Continue reading The Connection Between Sexual Assault, Trauma and Addiction

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December 19, 2018

How to Help Your Loved One Avoid Holiday Depression Triggers

    The holidays are a time to get together with loved ones and celebrate with food, drink and gifts. … Continue reading How to Help Your Loved One Avoid Holiday Depression Triggers

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How to Help Your Loved One Avoid Holiday Depression Triggers

    The holidays are a time to get together with loved ones and celebrate with food, drink and gifts. … Continue reading How to Help Your Loved One Avoid Holiday Depression Triggers

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November 29, 2018

What Causes Seasonal Depression and How to Deal With it

    It’s hard to embrace life when you can barely get out of bed in the morning. And yet … Continue reading What Causes Seasonal Depression and How to Deal With it

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What Causes Seasonal Depression and How to Deal With it

    It’s hard to embrace life when you can barely get out of bed in the morning. And yet … Continue reading What Causes Seasonal Depression and How to Deal With it

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August 24, 2018

Can Alcoholism Cause Depression?

  It’s an undisputed fact that alcohol can boost your mood. After a few sips of a nice Chardonnay or … Continue reading Can Alcoholism Cause Depression?

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Can Alcoholism Cause Depression?

  It’s an undisputed fact that alcohol can boost your mood. After a few sips of a nice Chardonnay or … Continue reading Can Alcoholism Cause Depression?

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July 27, 2018

How Depression and Anxiety Disorders Are Related

  It seems unfair that someone could suffer from both anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon. Before we get … Continue reading How Depression and Anxiety Disorders Are Related

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How Depression and Anxiety Disorders Are Related

  It seems unfair that someone could suffer from both anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon. Before we get … Continue reading How Depression and Anxiety Disorders Are Related

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July 26, 2018

How a Family Heals from PTSD

  Your whole world can change in an instant. It could be a car accident, a heart attack, or even … Continue reading How a Family Heals from PTSD

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How a Family Heals from PTSD

  Your whole world can change in an instant. It could be a car accident, a heart attack, or even … Continue reading How a Family Heals from PTSD

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June 14, 2018

Alcohol and Post Menstrual Syndrome

About 75 percent of women suffer from premenstrual syndrome. Some feel irritable and experience depression, anxiety and mood swings. Others … Continue reading Alcohol and Post Menstrual Syndrome

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Alcohol and Post Menstrual Syndrome

About 75 percent of women suffer from premenstrual syndrome. Some feel irritable and experience depression, anxiety and mood swings. Others … Continue reading Alcohol and Post Menstrual Syndrome

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June 7, 2018

Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Centers

  Feelings of anxiety, stress and depression can take over your life quickly. It’s easy—and common—to numb those feelings by … Continue reading Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Centers

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Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Centers

  Feelings of anxiety, stress and depression can take over your life quickly. It’s easy—and common—to numb those feelings by … Continue reading Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Centers

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May 29, 2018

How to Cope with Panic Attacks

  Panic attacks feel real because they are real. Your heart really is racing. You’re sweating and short of breath. … Continue reading How to Cope with Panic Attacks

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How to Cope with Panic Attacks

  Panic attacks feel real because they are real. Your heart really is racing. You’re sweating and short of breath. … Continue reading How to Cope with Panic Attacks

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May 28, 2018

The 5 Types of Anxiety Disorders

We all have stress. But every day worry is not the same thing as a true anxiety disorder, which has … Continue reading The 5 Types of Anxiety Disorders

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The 5 Types of Anxiety Disorders

We all have stress. But every day worry is not the same thing as a true anxiety disorder, which has … Continue reading The 5 Types of Anxiety Disorders

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May 22, 2018

The Truth About Drugs, Alcohol and Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are terrifying. Your heart is racing and you feel like you can’t breathe. Even if you know you’re … Continue reading The Truth About Drugs, Alcohol and Panic Attacks

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The Truth About Drugs, Alcohol and Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are terrifying. Your heart is racing and you feel like you can’t breathe. Even if you know you’re … Continue reading The Truth About Drugs, Alcohol and Panic Attacks

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May 17, 2018

The Link Between Trauma and Addiction

  More than 1 in 7 Americans will experience posttraumatic stress disorder at some point in their lives. While PTSD … Continue reading The Link Between Trauma and Addiction

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The Link Between Trauma and Addiction

  More than 1 in 7 Americans will experience posttraumatic stress disorder at some point in their lives. While PTSD … Continue reading The Link Between Trauma and Addiction

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May 7, 2018

Part 3: Coping with Work Stress in Healthy Ways

We all have stress in our lives—and work stress tends to be some of the worst. For one thing, it’s … Continue reading Part 3: Coping with Work Stress in Healthy Ways

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Part 3: Coping with Work Stress in Healthy Ways

We all have stress in our lives—and work stress tends to be some of the worst. For one thing, it’s … Continue reading Part 3: Coping with Work Stress in Healthy Ways

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May 3, 2018

Part 1: The Link Between Stress and Alcoholism

“I’ll have a drink to take the edge off.” You hear people say that all the time, because it’s true, … Continue reading Part 1: The Link Between Stress and Alcoholism

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Part 1: The Link Between Stress and Alcoholism

“I’ll have a drink to take the edge off.” You hear people say that all the time, because it’s true, … Continue reading Part 1: The Link Between Stress and Alcoholism

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April 23, 2018

10 Foods for Depression and Stress

It’s the rare person who never feels down, worried or stressed. But our day-to-day choices definitely have an effect on … Continue reading 10 Foods for Depression and Stress

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10 Foods for Depression and Stress

It’s the rare person who never feels down, worried or stressed. But our day-to-day choices definitely have an effect on … Continue reading 10 Foods for Depression and Stress

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April 19, 2018

How to Overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder

  It wasn’t until 1984 that a name was first given to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It’s defined as a … Continue reading How to Overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder

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How to Overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder

  It wasn’t until 1984 that a name was first given to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It’s defined as a … Continue reading How to Overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder

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February 21, 2018

Finding Meaning in Life After Job Loss

  Whether it’s related to your job performance or not, losing your job can be a real punch in the … Continue reading Finding Meaning in Life After Job Loss

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Finding Meaning in Life After Job Loss

  Whether it’s related to your job performance or not, losing your job can be a real punch in the … Continue reading Finding Meaning in Life After Job Loss

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February 15, 2018

Athletes and Drug Use: How Johnny Football Tackled His Issues

  Johnny Manziel: The first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy and the 22nd pick in the 2014 NFL … Continue reading Athletes and Drug Use: How Johnny Football Tackled His Issues

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Athletes and Drug Use: How Johnny Football Tackled His Issues

  Johnny Manziel: The first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy and the 22nd pick in the 2014 NFL … Continue reading Athletes and Drug Use: How Johnny Football Tackled His Issues

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January 18, 2018

The Difference Between Cocaine and Crack

  Cocaine is expensive and for rich kids and yuppies. Crack is an inner city drug. Cocaine use can be … Continue reading The Difference Between Cocaine and Crack

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The Difference Between Cocaine and Crack

  Cocaine is expensive and for rich kids and yuppies. Crack is an inner city drug. Cocaine use can be … Continue reading The Difference Between Cocaine and Crack

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January 16, 2018

The Benefits of the Top Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

Sometimes, it’s hard to know what came first—the addiction or the mental health struggle like depression or anxiety. That’s because … Continue reading The Benefits of the Top Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

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The Benefits of the Top Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

Sometimes, it’s hard to know what came first—the addiction or the mental health struggle like depression or anxiety. That’s because … Continue reading The Benefits of the Top Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

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January 10, 2018

The Dangers of Mixing Lexapro and Alcohol

A few drinks may seem like a good way to relieve a gnawing sense of anxiety or depression. But the … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Lexapro and Alcohol

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The Dangers of Mixing Lexapro and Alcohol

A few drinks may seem like a good way to relieve a gnawing sense of anxiety or depression. But the … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Lexapro and Alcohol

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November 28, 2017

How Sexual Abuse and Addiction are Linked

  Every day we read reports about another man being accused of sexual assault. What we don’t hear that much … Continue reading How Sexual Abuse and Addiction are Linked

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How Sexual Abuse and Addiction are Linked

  Every day we read reports about another man being accused of sexual assault. What we don’t hear that much … Continue reading How Sexual Abuse and Addiction are Linked

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October 25, 2017

How Do You Know if You Have an Anxiety Disorder?

  Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental … Continue reading How Do You Know if You Have an Anxiety Disorder?

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How Do You Know if You Have an Anxiety Disorder?

  Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental … Continue reading How Do You Know if You Have an Anxiety Disorder?

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October 24, 2017

How Do You Get PTSD? (You Might Be Surprised)

  We tend to think of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as something that only war veterans experience. The truth is … Continue reading How Do You Get PTSD? (You Might Be Surprised)

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How Do You Get PTSD? (You Might Be Surprised)

  We tend to think of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as something that only war veterans experience. The truth is … Continue reading How Do You Get PTSD? (You Might Be Surprised)

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September 28, 2017

Anxiety in Addiction Recovery

  You’ve decided to get sober. You’ve done the right thing. You’re on the right path. So why do you … Continue reading Anxiety in Addiction Recovery

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Anxiety in Addiction Recovery

  You’ve decided to get sober. You’ve done the right thing. You’re on the right path. So why do you … Continue reading Anxiety in Addiction Recovery

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August 16, 2017

Does Adderall Help with Anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious from time to time. But when that anxiety interferes with your ability to function, it can cause … Continue reading Does Adderall Help with Anxiety?

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Does Adderall Help with Anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious from time to time. But when that anxiety interferes with your ability to function, it can cause … Continue reading Does Adderall Help with Anxiety?

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August 15, 2017

Bipolar Disorder and Painkillers

  If you have untreated bipolar disorder, you’d probably do anything to escape the crushing depression that can follow a … Continue reading Bipolar Disorder and Painkillers

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Bipolar Disorder and Painkillers

  If you have untreated bipolar disorder, you’d probably do anything to escape the crushing depression that can follow a … Continue reading Bipolar Disorder and Painkillers

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August 14, 2017

Dual Diagnosis: Cocaine and Anxiety

When it comes to cocaine and anxiety, it’s a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation. Some get hooked on cocaine because … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: Cocaine and Anxiety

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Dual Diagnosis: Cocaine and Anxiety

When it comes to cocaine and anxiety, it’s a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation. Some get hooked on cocaine because … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: Cocaine and Anxiety

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August 10, 2017

Understanding a Dual Diagnosis: Heroin Dependency and Depression

  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people with mood or anxiety disorders are nearly twice as likely … Continue reading Understanding a Dual Diagnosis: Heroin Dependency and Depression

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Understanding a Dual Diagnosis: Heroin Dependency and Depression

  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people with mood or anxiety disorders are nearly twice as likely … Continue reading Understanding a Dual Diagnosis: Heroin Dependency and Depression

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August 9, 2017

Dual Diagnosis: Alcoholism and PTSD

  “Just stop drinking.” Have you heard that before? As if the act were as simple as deciding to take … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: Alcoholism and PTSD

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Dual Diagnosis: Alcoholism and PTSD

  “Just stop drinking.” Have you heard that before? As if the act were as simple as deciding to take … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: Alcoholism and PTSD

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March 1, 2017

How Drug Addiction and Alcoholism Can Change the Brain

  Drug addiction and alcoholism are serious issues that affect millions of people worldwide. Apart from the damaging impact on … Continue reading How Drug Addiction and Alcoholism Can Change the Brain

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How Drug Addiction and Alcoholism Can Change the Brain

  Drug addiction and alcoholism are serious issues that affect millions of people worldwide. Apart from the damaging impact on … Continue reading How Drug Addiction and Alcoholism Can Change the Brain

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February 24, 2017

Effects of Drug Addiction on the Body

One of the most commonly cited reasons for abusing drugs or alcohol is that it makes us feel good. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Effects of Drug Addiction on the Body

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Effects of Drug Addiction on the Body

One of the most commonly cited reasons for abusing drugs or alcohol is that it makes us feel good. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Effects of Drug Addiction on the Body

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August 6, 2016

Drug & Alcohol Dependency: Overcoming Depression

Deep, overwhelming sadness or hopelessness is normal when experiencing any type of loss. Moving on from your old way of … Continue reading Drug & Alcohol Dependency: Overcoming Depression

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Drug & Alcohol Dependency: Overcoming Depression

Deep, overwhelming sadness or hopelessness is normal when experiencing any type of loss. Moving on from your old way of … Continue reading Drug & Alcohol Dependency: Overcoming Depression

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