How Perfectionism Can Cause Depression and Anxiety

How Perfectionism Can Cause Depression and Anxiety

When Your Strive For Perfection, Your Mental Health May Be Sacrificed When an individual is striving to reach unattainable goals, they may spiral into depression or cause immense anxiety to the point of causing one to turn to the substance of abuse...
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04/04 2019
Keeping Drugs Out of Reach of Children

Keeping Drugs Out of Reach of Children

Effects of Children Witnessing Drug Use Has Adverse Effects When it comes to substance abuse, whether it is drugs or alcohol, we want to ensure that we reiterate the dangers of these substances and the consequences of using them. Sometimes, as parents,...
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04/03 2019
How to Naturally Increase Serotonin Levels

How to Naturally Increase Serotonin Levels

Boosting Feel-Good Neurotransmitters The unfortunate reality is that individuals abuse drugs and alcohol because it gives them a high and makes them feel good. Unfortunately, this perpetuates dangerous compulsive behavior which leads to substance abuse and addiction. This pattern, in turn, begins...
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04/03 2019
The Difference Between Clinical Depression and Feeling Sad

The Difference Between Clinical Depression and Feeling Sad

Why You May Be Feeling The Blues And Not Depression The term ‘depression’ is often used loosely to describe feelings of sadness, sorrow, and unhappiness. Depression and feeling sad are two very different things as depression is a long-lived clinical and diagnosable...
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04/03 2019
The Blurred Line of the ‘Stereotypical Addict’

The Blurred Line of the ‘Stereotypical Addict’

An Addict Can Be Difficult To Spot When we think of an ‘addict’, the images of an individual holding a cardboard sign at an intersection or a person living under a highway bridge often comes to mind. While there are countless reasons...
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04/02 2019
The Dangers of Binge Drinking for Teens

The Dangers of Binge Drinking for Teens

Compulsive Drinking Impacts Teen Health It is not uncommon for teens to underestimate the gravity and impact of binge drinking on their overall health. Studies have suggested that this dangerous pattern of drinking has become more prominent in recent decades than it...
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04/02 2019
Coping With Negative Emotions in Sobriety

Coping With Negative Emotions in Sobriety

How to Deal With Feelings Post-Recovery When you have finally overcome your addiction and reached a level of sobriety, you may be overwhelmed by emotions, both good and bad ones. You may even have flashbacks to your former substance abuse days which...
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04/02 2019
How a Therapist Can Support Your Goals and Recovery

How a Therapist Can Support Your Goals and Recovery

A Therapist Can Aid In Your Personal Growth Having a proper support network post-treatment is crucial to your success in long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol. Addiction therapists are professionals in their respective field and can help you work through your struggles...
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04/01 2019
How Your Mental Health Can Affect Substance Abuse

How Your Mental Health Can Affect Substance Abuse

The Importance of A Healthy Mental State Those who have a poor mental state or have a diagnosed mental illness are at a higher risk of abusing substances than those who do not have a mental health issue. Those who struggle with...
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04/01 2019
What Does a Full Continuum of Care Mean?

What Does a Full Continuum of Care Mean?

Many Treatment Facilities Offer All Levels of Care We often see treatment centers that offer either most levels of care or a full spectrum of care options. While this may seem self-explanatory, many individuals do not completely understand what having a full...
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04/01 2019