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What Happens When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?

March 24, 2019

Consuming large quantities of alcohol can have horrible effects on your body as well as your social life. You could be feeling very sluggish, sick, develop cancers such as towards your liver and colon, and you will not be the…

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How to Overcome Anxiety on Your First Day of Work

March 24, 2019

It can be very stressful starting a new job. Even if this is familiar work that you have done for other companies, every company has their own rules and policies that must be followed. It is important to remember how…

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How to Go From Being Your Own Worst Enemy to Your Own Best Friend

March 22, 2019

We all have a tendency to be our own critic. We tend not to look at ourselves in a very appealing light when we compare ourselves to others. It is important to remind yourself every day why you stand out…

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How Do Women Handle Anxiety Differently Than Men?

March 21, 2019

Because women are expected to be perfect in their roles of wife and mother, there is a lot of anxiety and stress that they experience to ensure they do a good job. The hormones of a woman tend to fluctuate…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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;…

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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…

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