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19
Nov

Holiday Mental Health Check: Keeping the Holidays Happy

With the holidays right around the corner, a mental health check should be a high priority item on your to-do list. Between the normal holiday stress and additional pressure from the coronavirus pandemic, the winter months will be hard for a lot of people. Whether you have a mental health condition or not, a mental...
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23
Oct

Alcohol Detox at Home: Is It Safe?

When you decide that you want to quit your alcohol addiction, your first thought may be that you’ll detox from alcohol at home. After all, it’s normal to want to stop drinking without wanting to enroll in an alcohol rehab. But does that mean that alcohol detox at home is safe, or even an effective...
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09
Oct

What to Do After Rehab to Avoid Relapse

When you have a mental health condition or substance abuse issue, getting help is important. But so is knowing how to get help after you graduate from a treatment program. Recovery is a lifelong process, and you’ll need to be prepared to commit to recovery after you return to your normal life. But how can...
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11
Sep

Common Dissociative Disorders and How to Get Help

Dissociative disorders aren’t that common. Only about two percent of adults meet the criteria to be diagnosed with a full-blown disorder. However, for people who are affected, identifying symptoms and getting treatment are crucial. Sadly, this process can be tricky. That’s because as much as 75 percent of people experience at least one dissociative episode...
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27
Aug

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Addiction You Need to Know

The symptoms of drug addiction aren’t always obvious. That’s because many people struggle with the difference between addiction and recreational use. While many drugs carry inherent risks of addiction, most people don’t become addicted to most substances after using them once. Drug addiction doesn’t come with a sign that announces that you have a problem...
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14
Aug

How to Get Sober in 5 Steps

Just because you want to get sober doesn’t mean you know how to get sober. Even more importantly, just because you do something to further your sobriety today doesn’t necessarily mean your new-found sobriety will stick. If you really want to quit your habit for good, you have to start by getting real about the...
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30
Jul

Why Is Mental Health Important? How to Get Help

Why is mental health important? This is a smart question to ask in today’s world where mental health is becoming more prominent, but there is still a stigma associated with mental illness. Mental health is something you can’t see, and it’s easy to think you simply need to suck it up and get over it....
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16
Jul

Alternatives to Drinking and Using: How to Stay Sober

Maintaining your sobriety after receiving treatment for addiction is often one of the most challenging aspects of recovery. This is because drinking alcohol and using drugs are two events that many people turn to in social situations or to “relax” after a tough day.  However, there are alternative ways to feel good without risking your...
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02
Jul

What Is Dual Diagnosis? How It Supports Recovery

It isn’t uncommon for people to be treated for drug addiction or a mental health disorder, but what is dual diagnosis, and what makes its approach different from traditional forms of treatment? In the not too distant past, it was common for recovery specialists to focus on one area of recovery. Some programs were geared...
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18
Jun

Dependent Personality Disorder—What You Need to Know

Compared to other mental illnesses, dependent personality disorder (DPD) isn’t very common. It is only diagnosed in 0.5 to 0.6 percent of the general population. However, signs of this personality disorder can appear in virtually anyone. You may experience some symptoms of DPD throughout your life, even if you don’t have this mental health condition....
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