Grief Complicated by Addiction

Grief Complicated by Addiction

If you are struggling with suicidal feelings, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor. Losing a loved one is never easy. Many people experience normal grief with a period of sadness, numbness, guilt,

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PTSD: Through the Eyes of a Child

PTSD: Through the Eyes of a Child

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that affects loved ones, family, and friends. People who struggle with PTSD often experience flashbacks and vivid memories of the trauma they experienced, which can resurface at any time. Many

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Coping with the Stigma of Mental Illness

Coping with the Stigma of Mental Illness

Many people suffer from anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but there is a stigma surrounding mental illness. Sometimes, people will avoid a person with a mental health condition. They assume the person is

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Why are Gateway Drugs Harmful?

Why are Gateway Drugs Harmful?

A gateway drug is a substance that leads to the use of a more potent one. Marijuana has been labeled a gateway drug because people who use it often move on to use harder drugs that release a more intense

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Learning Life Skills in Treatment

Learning Life Skills in Treatment

Addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life, especially daily responsibilities. An individual suffering with addiction becomes less productive at work or school, relationships with loved ones are broken, and savings are spent on drugs or alcohol. Learning life skills

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Remembering 9/11: First Responders and PTSD

Remembering 9/11: First Responders and PTSD

Many first responders struggle with mental health issues such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to traumatic emergency response situations. Addiction and mental health issues often have a direct relationship with one another as co-occurring issues. For many

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5 Warning Signs of a Gaming Addiction

5 Warning Signs of a Gaming Addiction

A gaming addiction can affect a person’s physical and mental health, personal relationships, and work or school. A person who has a gaming addiction will continue to play despite the negative consequences it causes. Excessive gaming, whether played online or

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