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June 14, 2024

How ADHD Increases Your Risk of Addiction

A common dual diagnosis is addiction plus ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. About 25 percent of people seeking addiction treatment also … Continue reading How ADHD Increases Your Risk of Addiction

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How ADHD Increases Your Risk of Addiction

A common dual diagnosis is addiction plus ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. About 25 percent of people seeking addiction treatment also … Continue reading How ADHD Increases Your Risk of Addiction

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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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September 3, 2021

How Music Can Lower Stress and Anxiety

In the song “Party in the USA,” Miley Cyrus tells a story of stress that comes with going to a … Continue reading How Music Can Lower Stress and Anxiety

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How Music Can Lower Stress and Anxiety

In the song “Party in the USA,” Miley Cyrus tells a story of stress that comes with going to a … Continue reading How Music Can Lower Stress and Anxiety

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May 24, 2021

Exercises for Depression and Anxiety

Choosing the ideal workout regimen is tough Numerous factors come into play: our schedule, self-confidence, body type, diet, among other … Continue reading Exercises for Depression and Anxiety

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Exercises for Depression and Anxiety

Choosing the ideal workout regimen is tough Numerous factors come into play: our schedule, self-confidence, body type, diet, among other … Continue reading Exercises for Depression and Anxiety

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May 18, 2021

How Does Dopamine Affect the Brain?

Dopamine is a chemical produced in the brain that affects its pleasure centers. It’s one of a group of chemicals … Continue reading How Does Dopamine Affect the Brain?

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How Does Dopamine Affect the Brain?

Dopamine is a chemical produced in the brain that affects its pleasure centers. It’s one of a group of chemicals … Continue reading How Does Dopamine Affect the Brain?

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May 13, 2021

Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Healthcare Industry

People working in the healthcare industry suffer from some of the highest rates of addiction to drugs and alcohol. The … Continue reading Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Healthcare Industry

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Healthcare Industry

People working in the healthcare industry suffer from some of the highest rates of addiction to drugs and alcohol. The … Continue reading Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Healthcare Industry

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May 10, 2021

It’s Not All in Your Head: Anxiety Can Make You…

You’ve probably heard of the flight or fight response. This is the “good” side of anxiety, when your body reacts … Continue reading It’s Not All in Your Head: Anxiety Can Make You Sick

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It’s Not All in Your Head: Anxiety Can Make You Sick

You’ve probably heard of the flight or fight response. This is the “good” side of anxiety, when your body reacts … Continue reading It’s Not All in Your Head: Anxiety Can Make You Sick

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May 2, 2021

Is My Job Causing Me to Drink?

We’ve all been there. You come home from a long day at the office and say to yourself, “I need … Continue reading Is My Job Causing Me to Drink?

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Is My Job Causing Me to Drink?

We’ve all been there. You come home from a long day at the office and say to yourself, “I need … Continue reading Is My Job Causing Me to Drink?

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March 25, 2021

Sick to Your Stomach: The Effects of Anxiety on the…

When you have anxiety, you’ll often experience feelings of worry, fear or nervousness in your daily life. But, did you … Continue reading Sick to Your Stomach: The Effects of Anxiety on the Body

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Sick to Your Stomach: The Effects of Anxiety on the Body

When you have anxiety, you’ll often experience feelings of worry, fear or nervousness in your daily life. But, did you … Continue reading Sick to Your Stomach: The Effects of Anxiety on the Body

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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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March 17, 2021

What Causes Depression in the Brain?

If you struggle with depression, you’ve probably heard it’s caused by a chemical imbalance in your brain. While this is … Continue reading What Causes Depression in the Brain?

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What Causes Depression in the Brain?

If you struggle with depression, you’ve probably heard it’s caused by a chemical imbalance in your brain. While this is … Continue reading What Causes Depression in the Brain?

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March 8, 2021

How Anxiety and Depression Affect Brain Chemistry

Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that can significantly affect the brain. These conditions impact a person’s emotional … Continue reading How Anxiety and Depression Affect Brain Chemistry

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How Anxiety and Depression Affect Brain Chemistry

Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that can significantly affect the brain. These conditions impact a person’s emotional … Continue reading How Anxiety and Depression Affect Brain Chemistry

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March 5, 2021

The Benefits of Yoga on Your Mental Health

Did you know that roughly 300 million people across the world practice yoga? What may have seemed like a temporary … Continue reading The Benefits of Yoga on Your Mental Health

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The Benefits of Yoga on Your Mental Health

Did you know that roughly 300 million people across the world practice yoga? What may have seemed like a temporary … Continue reading The Benefits of Yoga on Your Mental Health

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March 2, 2021

What to Say and What Not to Say to Someone…

PTSD is similar to the instability of a sandcastle on the beach. One moment everything is fine, then suddenly the … Continue reading What to Say and What Not to Say to Someone with PTSD

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What to Say and What Not to Say to Someone with PTSD

PTSD is similar to the instability of a sandcastle on the beach. One moment everything is fine, then suddenly the … Continue reading What to Say and What Not to Say to Someone with PTSD

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February 22, 2021

What to Look for in a Mental Health Treatment Program

Ninety-three percent of consumers read online reviews before purchasing a product online. This isn’t a surprising statistic when you consider … Continue reading What to Look for in a Mental Health Treatment Program

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What to Look for in a Mental Health Treatment Program

Ninety-three percent of consumers read online reviews before purchasing a product online. This isn’t a surprising statistic when you consider … Continue reading What to Look for in a Mental Health Treatment Program

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February 15, 2021

How Random of Acts of Kindness Can Improve Your Mental…

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” … Continue reading How Random of Acts of Kindness Can Improve Your Mental Health Recovery

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How Random of Acts of Kindness Can Improve Your Mental Health Recovery

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” … Continue reading How Random of Acts of Kindness Can Improve Your Mental Health Recovery

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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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January 14, 2021

The Neurobiology of Depression: How Depression Works in the Brain

The brain may be the mightiest organ of all, controlling every function in our body including muscle movement, breathing and … Continue reading The Neurobiology of Depression: How Depression Works in the Brain

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The Neurobiology of Depression: How Depression Works in the Brain

The brain may be the mightiest organ of all, controlling every function in our body including muscle movement, breathing and … Continue reading The Neurobiology of Depression: How Depression Works in the Brain

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January 1, 2021

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During Colorado…

The Rocky Mountain State is an amazing place to call home, from the breathtaking natural landscapes to the endless supply … Continue reading How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During Colorado Winters

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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During Colorado Winters

The Rocky Mountain State is an amazing place to call home, from the breathtaking natural landscapes to the endless supply … Continue reading How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During Colorado Winters

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December 31, 2020

The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Drug and Alcohol…

It’s estimated that the average person makes about 35,000 decisions each day, and each decision carries consequences that can be … Continue reading The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

It’s estimated that the average person makes about 35,000 decisions each day, and each decision carries consequences that can be … Continue reading The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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December 30, 2020

How to Deal with PTSD Triggers in a Healthy Way

Whether it was a sexual assault, a mission from your last deployment or even your time in quarantine during this … Continue reading How to Deal with PTSD Triggers in a Healthy Way

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How to Deal with PTSD Triggers in a Healthy Way

Whether it was a sexual assault, a mission from your last deployment or even your time in quarantine during this … Continue reading How to Deal with PTSD Triggers in a Healthy Way

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December 28, 2020

Assessing Your Symptoms: Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

Suffering a depressed mood or feeling on edge happens to the best of us from time to time. The problem … Continue reading Assessing Your Symptoms: Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

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Assessing Your Symptoms: Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

Suffering a depressed mood or feeling on edge happens to the best of us from time to time. The problem … Continue reading Assessing Your Symptoms: Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

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December 25, 2020

Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

One week you feel on top of the world, socializing with everyone you meet and bouncing from one activity to … Continue reading Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

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Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

One week you feel on top of the world, socializing with everyone you meet and bouncing from one activity to … Continue reading Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

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December 18, 2020

Coping with Attachment Disorder in Adults

The key to happiness is our healthy emotional relationships. But, what if your spouse, parent or sibling can’t seem to … Continue reading Coping with Attachment Disorder in Adults

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Coping with Attachment Disorder in Adults

The key to happiness is our healthy emotional relationships. But, what if your spouse, parent or sibling can’t seem to … Continue reading Coping with Attachment Disorder in Adults

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November 27, 2020

Alcohol Abuse’s Effects on Daily Behaviors

Excessive drinking turns you into someone your loved ones don’t recognize, changing your normal behaviors and decision-making. This is due … Continue reading Alcohol Abuse’s Effects on Daily Behaviors

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Alcohol Abuse’s Effects on Daily Behaviors

Excessive drinking turns you into someone your loved ones don’t recognize, changing your normal behaviors and decision-making. This is due … Continue reading Alcohol Abuse’s Effects on Daily Behaviors

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November 25, 2020

The Differences Between Situational and Clinical Depression

There are times when it takes all your willpower to swallow your feelings of dread and get out of bed … Continue reading The Differences Between Situational and Clinical Depression

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The Differences Between Situational and Clinical Depression

There are times when it takes all your willpower to swallow your feelings of dread and get out of bed … Continue reading The Differences Between Situational and Clinical Depression

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October 9, 2020

4 Common Types of Depression: What Kind Do I Have?

When you have depression, it’s like you’re at the bottom of a dark hole you need to climb out of. … Continue reading 4 Common Types of Depression: What Kind Do I Have?

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4 Common Types of Depression: What Kind Do I Have?

When you have depression, it’s like you’re at the bottom of a dark hole you need to climb out of. … Continue reading 4 Common Types of Depression: What Kind Do I Have?

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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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September 24, 2020

Natural Ways to Cope with Major Depressive Disorder

Even with 16 million other people struggling with depression, the disorder has a sinister way of making you feel completely … Continue reading Natural Ways to Cope with Major Depressive Disorder

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Natural Ways to Cope with Major Depressive Disorder

Even with 16 million other people struggling with depression, the disorder has a sinister way of making you feel completely … Continue reading Natural Ways to Cope with Major Depressive Disorder

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September 21, 2020

Can Adoption Trauma Cause Substance Abuse?

There’s no question that traumatic events have the ability to change the way victims see themselves and the world around … Continue reading Can Adoption Trauma Cause Substance Abuse?

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Can Adoption Trauma Cause Substance Abuse?

There’s no question that traumatic events have the ability to change the way victims see themselves and the world around … Continue reading Can Adoption Trauma Cause Substance Abuse?

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September 18, 2020

What are the Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

“Don’t be such a worrywart.” Have you ever had a friend or loved one say this to you, exasperated by … Continue reading What are the Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

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What are the Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

“Don’t be such a worrywart.” Have you ever had a friend or loved one say this to you, exasperated by … Continue reading What are the Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

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August 31, 2020

Active Listening: How to Listen to an Addicted Spouse

As your spouse drowns themselves in alcohol or drugs, all your instincts may be urging you to scream at them. … Continue reading Active Listening: How to Listen to an Addicted Spouse

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Active Listening: How to Listen to an Addicted Spouse

As your spouse drowns themselves in alcohol or drugs, all your instincts may be urging you to scream at them. … Continue reading Active Listening: How to Listen to an Addicted Spouse

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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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August 21, 2020

Does Alcohol Ease or Worsen Your Anxiety?

Did you know that anxiety has a direct connection to your central nervous system? That’s why anxiety naturally increases your … Continue reading Does Alcohol Ease or Worsen Your Anxiety?

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Does Alcohol Ease or Worsen Your Anxiety?

Did you know that anxiety has a direct connection to your central nervous system? That’s why anxiety naturally increases your … Continue reading Does Alcohol Ease or Worsen Your Anxiety?

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July 3, 2020

The Neurobiology of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Impacts the Brain

The human brain is a powerful and impressive organ responsible for all functions of the body. Without all its different … Continue reading The Neurobiology of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Impacts the Brain

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The Neurobiology of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Impacts the Brain

The human brain is a powerful and impressive organ responsible for all functions of the body. Without all its different … Continue reading The Neurobiology of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Impacts the Brain

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June 22, 2020

Do Men Drink More than Women? Your Loved One’s Drinking…

Does it feel like you’ve gone weeks or months without a single sober interaction with your husband, father or son? … Continue reading Do Men Drink More than Women? Your Loved One’s Drinking Problem

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Do Men Drink More than Women? Your Loved One’s Drinking Problem

Does it feel like you’ve gone weeks or months without a single sober interaction with your husband, father or son? … Continue reading Do Men Drink More than Women? Your Loved One’s Drinking Problem

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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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May 4, 2020

Can Loneliness Make You Drink More?

There are two environments where alcohol flourishes. The first is at social activities like happy hours after work, summer picnics … Continue reading Can Loneliness Make You Drink More?

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Can Loneliness Make You Drink More?

There are two environments where alcohol flourishes. The first is at social activities like happy hours after work, summer picnics … Continue reading Can Loneliness Make You Drink More?

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March 16, 2020

How to Stay Connected in Addiction Recovery During Social Distancing

A healthy routine and constant support help you maintain your addiction recovery. But now your recovery meetings are cancelled, and … Continue reading How to Stay Connected in Addiction Recovery During Social Distancing

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How to Stay Connected in Addiction Recovery During Social Distancing

A healthy routine and constant support help you maintain your addiction recovery. But now your recovery meetings are cancelled, and … Continue reading How to Stay Connected in Addiction Recovery During Social Distancing

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December 29, 2019

Can Postpartum Depression Lead to Alcohol or Drug Abuse?

When you have a baby, your entire life changes. And while you were nervous and wondered if you’d be a … Continue reading Can Postpartum Depression Lead to Alcohol or Drug Abuse?

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Can Postpartum Depression Lead to Alcohol or Drug Abuse?

When you have a baby, your entire life changes. And while you were nervous and wondered if you’d be a … Continue reading Can Postpartum Depression Lead to Alcohol or Drug Abuse?

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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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June 6, 2019

Can PTSD Cause Substance Addiction?

Think back to a time or event that was particularly hard for you. The thought of it now may bring … Continue reading Can PTSD Cause Substance Addiction?

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Can PTSD Cause Substance Addiction?

Think back to a time or event that was particularly hard for you. The thought of it now may bring … Continue reading Can PTSD Cause Substance Addiction?

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May 6, 2019

Using Psychedelics to Treat Depression: The Pros and Cons

Depression is so much more than just feeling sad. In temporary moments of sadness, you know there’s a light at … Continue reading Using Psychedelics to Treat Depression: The Pros and Cons

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Using Psychedelics to Treat Depression: The Pros and Cons

Depression is so much more than just feeling sad. In temporary moments of sadness, you know there’s a light at … Continue reading Using Psychedelics to Treat Depression: The Pros and Cons

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August 30, 2018

How Does Hypnosis Work to Treat Depression and Anxiety?

Hypnosis has a sensational reputation. Most people have seen a hypnotist perform, convincing people to forget their own names, bark … Continue reading How Does Hypnosis Work to Treat Depression and Anxiety?

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How Does Hypnosis Work to Treat Depression and Anxiety?

Hypnosis has a sensational reputation. Most people have seen a hypnotist perform, convincing people to forget their own names, bark … Continue reading How Does Hypnosis Work to Treat Depression and Anxiety?

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July 27, 2018

Do Drugs Cause Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia and addiction is a common dual diagnosis. Studies have found that about half of people with schizophrenia also have … Continue reading Do Drugs Cause Schizophrenia?

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Do Drugs Cause Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia and addiction is a common dual diagnosis. Studies have found that about half of people with schizophrenia also have … Continue reading Do Drugs Cause Schizophrenia?

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July 24, 2018

Can Anxiety Be Treated without Benzodiazepines?

Someone who has been experiencing panic attacks or insomnia is often prescribed a benzodiazepine–usually Xanax–to get the problem under control. … Continue reading Can Anxiety Be Treated without Benzodiazepines?

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Can Anxiety Be Treated without Benzodiazepines?

Someone who has been experiencing panic attacks or insomnia is often prescribed a benzodiazepine–usually Xanax–to get the problem under control. … Continue reading Can Anxiety Be Treated without Benzodiazepines?

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