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The Addictive Qualities of Fortnite

The Addictive Qualities of Fortnite

March 21, 2019

Fortnite is one of the most popular video games in the world with over 125 million members playing. There have been reports of parents sending children to rehab as a result of their non-stop playing. In order to better understand what makes Fortnite so addicting, you should know the qualities that are in a video…

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What Gifts Do I Give Someone in Recovery?

What Gifts Do I Give Someone in Recovery?

March 20, 2019

It may be hard to shop for someone who is in recovery from substance abuse. If you ask them what kind of present they would want during a holiday, they may ask for money which leaves them the opportunity to buy more drugs. It is important to be mindful about what present you give to…

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Songs About Suicide Prevention

March 18, 2019

When the song “1-800-273-8255” by Logic premiered at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline rose up to 27%. Sometimes, you just need that one special song to remind you that it is time for you to seek help. By listening to songs about suicide prevention, you can listen…

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Co-Occurring Disorders: What Are They?

March 17, 2019

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducted a study in 2014 to assess how many people had substance use disorders (SUDs) and how many had mental illness. They found that 20.2 million adults experienced a SUD, while 43.6 million were experiencing a mental illness; of these, a total of 7.9 million people…

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Dealing with Embarrassment after Relapse in Long-Term Sobriety

March 17, 2019

Relapse is one of the most commonly feared topics of addiction recovery, mostly because nobody likes to think of themselves as “starting over” or “going back to Day 1”. The reality is the relapse is a normal part of recovery; we’re naturally going to slip back into old addictive patterns of behavior from time to…

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Journaling Methods to Help with Anxiety

Journaling Methods to Help with Anxiety

March 17, 2019

Anxiety means having a lot of troubling, worrisome thoughts racing in your head. If you do not find a healthy outlet for those thoughts, you might feel like you are going to explode one day.  By using different journaling methods to clear your mind, you will feel like a huge weight has been lifted off…

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What’s New In Mental Health Science?

What’s New In Mental Health Science?

March 15, 2019

Because mental illness continues to have a giant stigma, this makes it continually hard to make advancements towards new treatment methods. The National Alliance on Mental illness say that 43.8 million Americans experience mental illness a year. With that many people struggling with their symptoms, researchers have been making huge leaps in 2018 towards new…

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The Best Jobs for Those Living with Social Anxiety

The Best Jobs for Those Living with Social Anxiety

March 14, 2019

Social anxiety can create a barrier when it comes to applying for companies. You get nervous when you are surrounded by people and in roles where you are forced to socialize with others. If you are struggling with social anxiety, you are better off trying to find jobs where you can work on your own…

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What Should Not Be Ignored When You Are Depressed

What Should Not Be Ignored When You Are Depressed

March 13, 2019

Depression can make you feel so sad that you feel no urge to want to get out of bed when you wake up. By doing nothing about your depression, you are only making it persist or get worsen. According to The Power of Positivity, there are certain elements that may seem minor in treating but…

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When Have You Lost Control with Exercise?

When Have You Lost Control with Exercise?

March 12, 2019

Exercising is very good for your body as you are strengthening the bones in your body, getting your heart pumping, and releasing all of those feel-good endorphins to keep you on an all-day high. But too much of a good thing can turn into a bad thing if you lose control of what makes you…

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Couples Rehab- Healing Together

Couples Rehab- Healing Together

March 10, 2019

It has been known to happen where couples are both suffering with addiction and can cause serious problems in their home in regards to their children, health, and finances. If one person in the relationship goes to rehab, there is a big chance of relapsing if your partner refuses to quit. If both people in…

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How to Fight Through Depression at Work

How to Fight Through Depression at Work

March 9, 2019

Going to work can do wonders for your depression in that it will give you something to do every week that you will enjoy and feel rewarded by the end of your shift. Work can also worsen your depression from the sense of having no control or if you do not like your job. Since…

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