Man dealing with anxiety and stress

Don’t Let Anxiety Become Unbearable

You’re not alone in this world when it comes to anxiety. More and more people have become stressed out due to their jobs, education, and money. It’s important for loved ones to be supportive of their family members when times

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The Link Between Post-Traumatic Stress and Addiction

The Link Between Post-Traumatic Stress and Addiction

“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).” Mental

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Addiction and Mental Illness: What is Treated First?

Addiction and Mental Illness: What is Treated First?

Addiction often co-occurs with an underlying mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or ADHD. Addiction and mental illness need to be treated simultaneously as a dual diagnosis for the best success in recovery. Coping with a loved one’s addiction

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How Addiction Affects Physical and Mental Health

How Addiction Affects Physical and Mental Health

Addiction is a disease that takes your brain hostage and affects your physical and mental health. The consequences of addiction are severe and can lead to liver failure, heart disease, overdose, and death. Addiction causes disruptive sleep patterns, poor eating

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Eating Disorders and Addiction

Eating Disorders and Addiction

Food is a basic need for survival and we need the nutrients in our food so we can stay healthy. When a person suffers from an eating disorder, food consumes his or her life. Sometimes people turn to food for

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Addiction

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Addiction

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that interferes with the brain’s functions that are necessary to assess, plan, and execute daily life. ADHD sufferers are at higher risk of abusing drugs or alcohol than those without the

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Why Childhood Trauma can Lead to Drugs and Alcohol

Why Childhood Trauma can Lead to Drugs and Alcohol

“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).” Trauma

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How Meth Use Affects Your Brain and Body

How Meth Use Affects Your Brain and Body

Methamphetamine, also known as meth, is an addictive stimulant drug that comes in the form of a powder and can be made into a pill or a shiny rock called crystal meth. The powder can be eaten or snorted or

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Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).” Mental

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