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27 May

As Mental Health Awareness Month, May is always a great opportunity to reflect on how far I’ve come — and how hard I’ve worked — on my recovery and mental health journey. At ten years sober, I am an unrecognizable version of the lost soul I was back then. I used to feel dark and […]

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26 May

The narrative that marijuana has medicinal properties has been growing. Thirty-seven states have legalized medical cannabis, with millions of Americans opting for this treatment over other medical approaches. But considering the relatively recent application of marijuana as medicine, patients should be skeptical of this approach. And given new research data which seems to suggest little […]

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26 May

Most people who become first responders are likely moved by the opportunity to help. But being exposed to such emotionally charged situations regularly can sadly end up hurting those involved. First responders are at a particularly high risk of developing a chronic behavioral health condition while on the job. And many will go on to […]

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25 May

When it comes to addiction, people soon become pros at fooling others, and themselves. Denial is as common in addiction as drug use is, and it’s one of the things that keeps people addicted and stops them from seeking drug and alcohol treatment when they should. If you tell yourself the following things, you may want to […]

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24 May

The news about teenage drug abuse is not shocking. We’ve known for years that trauma and substance abuse are linked. A quick look at the stats tells us that much. 70 percent of people receiving treatment for drug or alcohol abuse reported a history of trauma. People with five or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are seven to 10 times […]

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24 May

While attitudes have improved in recent years, mental health still has a stigma surrounding it. Misconceptions and unfair judgments create a sense of shame when it comes to talking about mental and emotional issues. This leads many people to suffer in silence, creating an increase in their stress and overall dissatisfaction. When we keep these […]

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23 May

Due to the symptoms of withdrawal and heroin’s highly addictive nature, individuals typically have the best chance at a successful heroin addiction recovery when they seek help from a treatment center. But what does that recovery look like and what can you expect during detox, withdrawal, and rehab?  To give you a better idea of […]

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23 May

Making the decision to stop drinking and live a sober life isn’t an easy choice by any means, and can be especially difficult when you’re hit with powerful cravings that are nearly impossible to resist. However, cravings are a normal part of alcohol addiction and are to be expected. Even people who are in long-term […]

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20 May

Many individuals living in recovery need to return to rehab treatment at some point in their lives. But how can you know when it’s time to go back to rehab? And why is this a beneficial option for someone who’s been in recovery for a long time? If you are looking for safe rehab centers for either […]

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20 May

It’s estimated that the average person makes about 35,000 decisions each day, and each decision carries consequences that can be good or bad. From deciding what foods to eat or movies to watch to more life-altering decisions like a home purchase and career change, a specific part of your brain called the prefrontal cortex manages […]

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