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Mental Health Awareness Month

As the month of May approaches, many people across the country prepare to raise awareness of mental health disorders by celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month. During Mental Health Awareness Month, various organizations and individuals work together to promote public education about mental health and mental illness. The goal is to destigmatize mental illness and encourage…

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Understanding Alcohol Abuse

The images that we often see and stereotypes that we hold about alcoholics have always been misleading. It surprises many people when they discover that people abusing alcohol can present a well put together picture to the outside world. Often, people who abuse alcohol function at a high level by raising families, holding down jobs,…

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Improve Your Mental Health This Winter

Winter sees more people seeking help for depression than any other time of the year. Even those who don’t normally suffer from a depressive disorder can find themselves flailing as the days become shorter and the nights colder. A diagnosis of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is given to the worst of these feelings. This disorder…

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The Top 6 Stress Management Techniques

Stress goes hand in hand with addiction. Often, it’s one of the reasons clients begin to use it in the first place. Once you get clean, you still deal with stress. It can be difficult to know how to cope with stress healthily, particularly when you are used to using drugs, alcohol, or behavior as…

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Am I Bipolar?

Maintaining positive mental health can be a challenge for many people. We tend to ignore our mental health or only consider it when an issue arises like anxiety or depressive disorder (the two most common mental health issues in the country affecting millions every year). When individuals notice certain behaviors or habits in others or…

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PTSD Triggers

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the leading causes of substance abuse in the world. People who have PTSD but don’t seek professional help often turn to drugs for relief. Even after they get treatment, they might relapse if they don’t support a PTSD treatment center to deal with triggers. What are some PTSD…

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Meditation Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Many people who suffer from addiction also experience mental illnesses at the same time. For example, anxiety and depression are very common among those considering treatment for addiction. These two mood disorders are the most common mental health issues people face. Because they arise so frequently and can strike anyone at any time, they often…

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What Is Yoga Therapy?

Millions of people practice yoga around the globe. They do so for a variety of reasons. Originally, yoga was a religious practice. It has since grown to be a form of exercise that many turn to improve their physical health and mental health. Yoga therapy has also become very useful in mental health treatment and…

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How to Find Inner Peace from Yoga Therapy

More and more rehab facilities adopt a whole-person attitude or holistic approach to treating and working with individuals struggling with substance use disorder. By combining evidence-based treatment and holistic care, many individuals find that their issues arising from and contributing to addiction can be more thoroughly address. Thus, they can heal more fully and make…