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17
Jun

The Stages of Addiction and How to Break the Cycle

There is a popular misconception that there is a thin line between “casual substance use” and “alcohol or drug addiction.” However, the truth is that there are stages of addiction, and progressing through them is how addiction develops. The good news is that if you can identify that you’re in an early stage of substance...
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03
Jun

Mental Illness List: What Can Be Treated?

Mental health is something that affects the way humans think, behave, and feel on a daily basis. If you are somebody who has a mental health diagnosis, you might feel confused or even ashamed. However, many people don’t realize that many different mental health disorders are treatable with the right support and intervention methods.  Today,...
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20
May

Do You Have Alcohol Vitamin Deficiency? Signs and Symptoms

Having a beer or cocktail with a healthy dinner might give you the illusion that you are doing everything you need to do to keep your body running smoothly. However, frequent alcohol consumption can actually prevent you from receiving the benefits of vitamins and nutrients. This problem is called alcohol vitamin deficiency. Understanding alcohol vitamin...
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06
May

Identifying Emotional Triggers and What They Mean

Have you ever had an instance where you are in a great mood until you encounter something—or someone—that makes you react emotionally? Perhaps it is a reminder of a traumatic event that happened in the past, or maybe it is an object that makes you feel irrationally upset. These are called emotional triggers, and they...
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22
Apr

Women and Alcohol: How Alcohol Abuse Affects Women Differently

Did you know that, on average, women face increased risks from drinking alcohol? Some of the factors are biological, but many of the reasons for the difficult relationship between women and alcohol are social. Certain pressures can contribute to stress, which can drive women to drink if they lack healthier coping strategies. And while this...
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08
Apr

How to Hold a Mental Health Intervention That Works

Watching someone you care about struggle with an untreated mental illness can be hard, especially if they don’t see a problem. While nobody is sure of how to prevent mental illness, there are several different types of interventions that can help an individual in a mental health crisis. Today, we’re going to look at some...
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25
Mar

The Link Between Sleep Quality and Addiction Recovery

Sleep quality and addiction recovery have a deeply complex and interwoven relationship. Both using and withdrawing from drugs and alcohol can make getting good sleep harder, and vice versa. So if you’re suffering from a mental illness on top of your addiction, it can be doubly challenging to get the sleep you need to successfully...
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11
Mar

Is Addiction a Disease? Mental and Physical Connections

Whether you suspect that you have a substance use disorder or you know someone who does, addiction usually brings out complicated feelings. On the one hand, there’s a temptation to blame people with addictions for making poor choices. But on the other hand, there’s a lot of debate about the nature of addiction, and it...
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26
Feb

5 Signs That You Are Enabling Addiction

There is a significant difference between helping somebody with addiction and enabling addiction. However, when somebody you love is struggling with addiction and mental health symptoms, it can be extremely challenging to recognize the difference between helping and enabling. Learn more about being an enabler below as well as the ways that you can support...
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11
Feb

Why Being Sober Beats Addiction

Many people worry that when you are sober, you can’t have fun anymore. That’s because there’s a popular myth that being sober means never going to a party again or being closed off from socialization. However, this is far from the truth.  When you work toward long-term sobriety, your entire life opens up in ways...
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