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3 Ways to Prevent Panic Attacks

There continues to be more understanding in American society regarding panic attacks and their effects on those who have them. That being said, there is still a great deal of misinformation and misunderstandings regarding panic attacks and mental health services. Knowing how to prevent a panic attack — either yours or someone else’s — can help…

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Mindfulness Meditation: Should It Be a Part of Your Treatment?

Addiction treatment cannot focus just on not using drugs or alcohol. It must also address the necessary healing that needs to occur within the mind, body, and spirit. At Santé Center for Healing, one component of that healing process often includes mindfulness meditation. It is a holistic way to help center yourself and reach a…

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Talk Therapy has Great Benefits for Mental Health

At the Santé Center for Healing, you can get the help you need to conquer addiction and improve your mental health, as well. Among the best ways to do that is through the use of interpersonal therapy. When you talk with caring and compassionate professionals, you have the opportunity to express yourself and get your…

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7 Helpful Anger Management Techniques

Addiction problems tend to cause our feelings of anger to get out of control, damaging relationships with those around us. As a result, you make things toxic in your home, work, or school environment. Learning anger management techniques goes a long way in helping you channel that emotion in a less harmful way as you…

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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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The Difference between Physical Dependence and Addiction

Physical dependence, or addiction, happens when an individual needs one or more drugs to function in everyday life. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) used to differentiate between abuse and dependence. Experts considered abuse to be the early phase of drug use that led to physical dependence. Many people view dependency as a more severe problem…

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Ritalin vs Adderall: What You Should Know

Adderall and Ritalin are both stimulants commonly used in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other mental health conditions that hamper focus. While both medications have proven to be very effective in helping individuals with ADHD and anxiety disorders, they have been misused and abuse by those who don’t require the medication. Repeated use…

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Do I Have OCD? True Signs of a Real Problem

Pick a psychological condition that gets treated like an everyday problem, and you are bound to come up with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). People claim they have OCD if they like their clothing folded a certain way, don’t like their foods to touch on a plate, and many other everyday reasons. But the exact psychological condition…

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ADD vs. ADHD

Over the last few decades, certain mental health issues have become more prominent in the public’s consciousness. More people are aware of these conditions or are themselves diagnosed with them. Medical professionals now know that depressive and anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concerns facing people. These disorders affect millions every year, but…

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Do You Know the Positive Symptoms of Schizophrenia?

Arguably one of the most severe mental health disorders, schizophrenia alters how a person understands reality and the world around them. It can throw an individual into significant distress. Yet, medical and mental health professionals now have more treatments and options for those dealing with the disease than ever before. When someone has schizophrenia, it…