Young man in recovery

Prescription Drugs and Becoming Dependent on Them

When we think of prescription drugs, we think of over-the-counter drugs or prescriptions our doctors prescribe to us. Yes, some prescription drugs are used for various reasons regarding your health, but they can lead you down the wrong path as

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Hiking for Outdoor Therapy

Outdoor Adventure Therapy for Sobriety

Getting outside and exploring the wilderness can have major physical and mental health benefits. For sobriety, outdoor hiking and adventuring can actually help people deal with their addictions. Many retreat centers around the country utilize the good weather in their

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Man dealing with mental health problem

Spring Cleaning for Your Mental Health

Spring is meant for rejuvenation and new life. It’s a fresh start after a cold and stressful winter. Not only is it important to clean up the mess around the house, but it is also important to get your mental

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hiking to deal with anxiety

Here’s How to Handle Your Stress & Anxiety

We all can get anxiety at times, whether dealing with school, work, relationships, or big events in our lives. It’s important to recognize your anxiety and know how to deal with it when it hits. Anxiety can come out of

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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 Effects of a Crack Cocaine Addiction

The Effects of a Crack Cocaine Addiction

Crack cocaine, also known as crack, is a highly addictive drug that is smoked, which causes immediate euphoric effects. A person can become addicted to crack after just one use. People who use crack often become engaged in risky, dangerous,

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Health Complications Associated with Alcohol Abuse

Health Complications Associated with Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol imposes serious health complications to your body physically, physiologically, and mentally. Alcohol makes an impact on major organs in the human body including the nervous system. Alcohol abuse can lead to liver damage, kidney failure, lung infections, and puts

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What Happens to the Body When it's Addicted

What Happens to the Body When it’s Addicted

The human body has organs that function together to keep a person alive. These organs need to stay healthy and are essential to survival. Addiction can lead to heart complications, liver failure, kidney disease, and changes brain chemistry. The brain

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Health Risks of Vaping and JUULing

Health Risks of Vaping and JUULing

The trend of vaping and JUULing is putting teens at risk for serious health complications. Vapes, vaporizers, JUULs, and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are electronic nicotine delivery systems often used to replace other habit-forming nicotine delivery vessels, such as cigarettes, which

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How Lifting Weights Can Help Men in Recovery

How Lifting Weights Can Help Men in Recovery

Lifting weights on a regular basis signals to the body to keep muscle tone for a healthier overall lifestyle. The natural erosion of muscle and strength that happens with aging directly weakens bones, causes stiff joints and increases the risk

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