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Tag: MentalHaealth

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10 March

You’re not always going to say the right thing. But you can try. When someone you love is recovering from a substance use disorder, you want to do everything you can to make their journey easier. A few kind words of encouragement and affection will help your loved one understand that you’re there to help. Here […]

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14 February

We all love a good night’s sleep. But more than a third of Americans don’t get it. Somewhere around 30% of us have insomnia. Perhaps 20% of us suffer from sleep apnea. Roughly half of us snore, which might be harder on our mates than ourselves. Those of us who don’t sleep well either suffer in silence or try […]

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17 November

Most people know that using drugs is both dangerous and destructive. But every year, it still happens that millions upon millions of people engage in drinking or drug use for the first time. Could someone you know be among these millions? It’s very possible that someone you know relies on alcohol or one of these types of […]

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15 November

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to review a summary of all the drugs taken by a particular group of people entering rehab. This compilation included reports from 70 people, men and women, average age 31, with ages ranging from 18 to 65. I was astonished at the long lists of drugs most of […]

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10 November

What can local individuals do to ensure that none of their neighbors, friends, coworkers, and community members become addicted to drugs? What can communities do to promote drug-free neighborhoods, towns, cities, and counties? Several Ways Communities can Take Action to Prevent Drug Abuse Communities can draw from mutual cooperation and group teamwork to put together […]

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08 November

A person often comes to the point during an addiction where they begin to realize that they have a problem. After this occurs, it may take time for them to admit that they need to do something about their situation before things worsen. While some people require an intervention to go to treatment, this doesn’t […]

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05 November

When you’re in a close relationship with someone who is using drugs, their frightening and dramatic emotional changes can be intensely disruptive. But it’s very common for the person being frightened by these changes to not really understand what is happening to their friend or loved one. Why are they so distant or paranoid all […]

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03 November

Writing is a therapeutic tool in holistic rehab that can help anyone access their deepest hopes, fears, and worries while working through setbacks and accomplishments, the past and the present. And the best part is, proper spelling and grammar are not required. Your writing doesn’t even have to be legible. Writing therapy is a way […]

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02 November

It’s estimated that about 85% of people 18 and over have drunk alcohol at least once in their lifetime, and it is certainly very embedded in American culture. Social drinking is when you engage in alcohol use while in the company friends or family who are also drinking, which is widely accepted as the norm. Other ordinary […]

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01 November

Healthy boundaries are an essential aspect of any relationship. When one person in that relationship has an addiction, boundaries become crucial. Boundaries are a way to protect ourselves and maintain relationships. They let other people know what we will and will not accept in our lives. When a person struggles with an addiction, they will […]

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