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best treatment for schizophrenia
09
Mar

Choosing the Best Treatment for Schizophrenia

The best treatment for schizophrenia is always the one that best matches your treatment goals. And schizophrenia treatment goals are unique, but often include items like: Relief from symptoms Maintaining independence Minimizing side effects of treatment Providing a higher level of safety This list is not exhaustive, and many people with schizophrenia have different goals...
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Depression After Drinking
26
Feb

What Causes Depression After Drinking Alcohol?

Alcohol use affects everyone differently. However, depression after drinking alcohol is a common phenomenon for those who drink regularly. This is because of the effect that alcohol has on the brain, which can contribute to or worsen feelings of anxiety and sadness. While some can experience this after only one drink, for many it’s a...
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how to stop drinking
10
Feb

How to Stop Drinking: Strategies for Lasting Sobriety

Did you know that 17 million adults in America have both a substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental health condition? Also known as dual diagnosis, these issues can combine and reinforce each other in the worst ways. And when you’re trying to figure out how to stop drinking, that can create substantial roadblocks on...
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Prozac and alcohol
28
Jan

Prozac and Alcohol: Why Drinking and SSRIs Are a Dangerous Combination

Drinking is, for better or worse, a standard part of American culture. Unwinding with a glass of wine or beer after work or weekend drinks are normalized activities. But mixing Prozac and alcohol could lead to more serious issues than you’d expect. Prozac is an antidepressant that must be taken every day. But what many...
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what does it mean to relapse
30
Dec

What Is Mental Health Relapse? 5 Relapse Triggers to Know

When you hear the word relapse, you probably think of someone addicted to drugs or alcohol. And while it can be a relevant term for people with those issues, relapse is also a common problem for individuals living with mental health conditions. But what is a mental health relapse? And what can you do to...
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mental health coping skills
14
Dec

How Mental Health Coping Skills Can Help You Today

Everyone goes through emotional stress. From demanding jobs to relationship troubles, it’s normal to experience stress that affects your mood and makes life difficult. And even if you don’t have a behavioral health condition, mental health coping skills are important to help everyone get through these tough times. But mental health coping skills are particularly...
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fear vs anxiety
21
Oct

Fear vs Anxiety: Understanding the Difference

Fear and anxiety often occur together, but these terms are not interchangeable. Fear is an intense biological response to immediate danger, while anxiety is an emotion regarding things we think may happen. Anxious and frightening emotions can feel the same and be easily confused, but when comparing fear vs anxiety, there are several important differences...
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Mental Health Check
22
Sep

Mental Health Check: Do You Need One?

The last 18 months have been a stressful time for all of us, especially residents of Louisiana. 2020 and 2021 have brought a host of new challenges that many of us were unsure how to face. With the COVID-19 pandemic surging, and in the wake of Hurricane Ida, more and more people are struggling with...
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Tina drug - crystal meth abuse
22
Jul

Tina Drug Abuse: Louisiana Methamphetamine Recovery

Methamphetamine abuse is on the rise in Louisiana, but you may hear it called by street names for meth, especially among younger crowds. Other names for meth include chalk, crank, speed, and the “Tina” drug, and methamphetamine addiction is becoming a larger problem across Louisiana, particularly among ravers. Today, we’re going to tell you what...
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addictive personality traits
01
Jul

Addictive Personality Traits: Can They Predict Addiction?

Your personality is unique to you—it makes you who you are and illustrates your passions, likes, and dislikes. But did you know that your personality could also leave you at risk for developing addictive qualities? These characteristics are known as addictive personality traits, which we will examine in closer detail below. But how reliable are...
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