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Coping with COVID: Managing the Mental Strain

It’s no secret that the impact of COVID-19 has been significant, both to societies and individuals. We’ve had to adjust routines and expectations, take on new responsibilities, and manage stress caused by anxiety and isolation. Some people have had to face the death or serious illness of loved ones or manage their own physical symptoms.…

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The Impact of Maladaptive Coping Skills: Change the Way You Deal with Anxiety

Anxiety plays a large role in most addictions. When you feel anxious, you may self-medicate to make yourself feel better. This is an example of maladaptive coping skills. Whether you take a calming sip of scotch or pop a prescription painkiller, either may start you down the road to a substance use disorder. If you suffer…