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What Is the Difference Between Depression vs. Anxiety?

The world of therapy has come a long way when it comes to mood disorders.  Many clients who enter treatment for addiction issues end up suffering from an undiagnosed or untreated mental disorder. Depression and anxiety are two common issues faced by many people throughout the country. We’re going to take a more in-depth look …

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How to Recognize Self Harm & PTSD

Self-harm isn’t uncommon, especially among adolescents. The National Center for PTSD notes that an estimated 2-6% of people in the general public have engaged in self-harming behaviors and 13-35% of students. Rates are higher among people with mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Common self-harming behaviors are cutting, scratching, piercing, hitting, pulling out …

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How to Help a Loved One With Addiction

Addiction can become a devastating problem for both the sufferer and their loved ones. If you think that you have a loved one with addiction, there are some things that you should do to help. However, you must also avoid keeping the person from pulling away from you.Finding a balance may feel difficult at times. …

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Common Schizophrenia Symptoms

Schizophrenia is a serious mental health condition that can significantly interfere with how a person functions. It’s important to recognize the common warning signs of schizophrenia and address them as early as possible. Although it can be unsettling to witness the development of this condition in someone you love, a schizophrenia treatment program can help …

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Life After Mental Health Rehab

Going to mental health rehab can be both challenging and deeply rewarding. When mental illness is at its worst, everyday life can seem overwhelming. Reality can be distorted, so sometimes people in treatment or family members have understandable fears about what post-rehab life will be like. However, with preparation and focus, there are ways for …

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What Are the Signs of an Anxiety Attack?

People often experience feelings of anxiety when they feel they are in danger. It’s a natural reaction to the sense that you may be in trouble or about to face a stressful situation. They differ from panic attacks, which can be a side effect of a diagnosed anxiety disorder.For most people, anxiety is short-lived and …

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How Hard Is It To Quit Drinking If I’m An Alcoholic?

How hard is it to quit drinking? Unless you’ve struggled with alcohol use disorder yourself, you may never understand exactly how difficult it is to quit drinking. People drink for different reasons, such as to socialize, to forget, or to feel better. But long-term use of this drug causes chemical changes to take place inside …

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What Are The Dangers Of Substance Abuse?

The physical dangers of substance abuse are well-known. There are other dangers of substance abuse that can be just as devastating to the person abusing and their family. In many cases, it is non-physical dangers that end up causing an even greater danger in the end. The dangers, in addition to physical ones, are financial, …

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Is Weed a Drug? Everything You Need to Know About Marijuana

Weed is a slang term for marijuana, a drug that’s derived from the dried flowers of the cannabis plant. Other names for marijuana include Mary Jane, pot, herb, grass, and ganja. So when you hear someone say they just smoked a little weed, it’s marijuana to which they’re referring. Is weed a drug? Most definitely. While it’s …

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