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Outpatient Treatment for Addiction: What to Expect

For many people, starting addiction treatment is more complicated than deciding to stop using. Despite a strong desire to rebuild a healthy life, taking that first step can feel overwhelming. You may have work or family obligations. You might worry about inadequate insurance coverage. Even if you’re ready to get help, you might not be … Continued

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obsessive compulsive disorder

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A disorder as misunderstood as it is prevalent, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects about 1.2% of Americans every year. Depicted in TV shows like Monk and Friends as a quirky obsession with tidiness and order, OCD itself is no laughing matter.  Characterized by a cycle of distressing, intrusive thoughts that lead to compulsive behaviors or … Continued

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CORONA-19 and mental health

How to Avoid Letting COVID-19 Anxiety Affect Your Mental Health and Recovery

Entering its second year, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose unique challenges for individuals in substance abuse recovery. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll, 53% of people reported feeling stressed or anxious because of the pandemic in July, up from 32% in March. As we head further into uncertainty, mental health remains a … Continued

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5 Ways to Reset Your Mind for Recovery in 2021

Committing to recovery is a great first step toward a healthier life, but expecting overnight results can lead to disappointment. Here’s how to put yourself in the right frame of mind.   With the New Year comes the promise of a fresh start and a chance to reset your mind with healthier habits. If you … Continued

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The New Street Drugs You Need to Know in 2021

No matter how many new street drugs hit the market, it seems there’s always another on the horizon. Between semi-legal “supplements” and misused prescriptions, it’s not always easy to recognize a drug as dangerous. The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the landscape as people look for an escape through anti-anxiety drugs. To help you stay informed, … Continued

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What Is Complex PTSD? The Impact of Long-Term Trauma

Until recently, mental health professionals have had just one diagnosis for victims of trauma, regardless of the circumstances or duration. Everything from natural disasters to human trafficking have fallen under the umbrella of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But this mindset is starting to change. A growing number of experts now argue that the impact of … Continued

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Mental Health Disorders

Guide to Mental Health Disorders

If you struggle with mental health issues, you’re not alone. Mental health disorders affect more than 50 million Americans, or about 1 in 5 people. Unfortunately, many people don’t get the help they need. According to the 2019 National survey on Drug Use & Health, just under half of people with mental illness received treatment … Continued

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7 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

As the world faces continued anxiety over COVID-19, anxiety has become its most common mental health issue. More than 40 million adults suffer from depression and anxiety-related mental illnesses, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and the number has skyrocketed amidst the pandemic. According to the 2021 State of Mental Health in … Continued

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High Functioning Anxiety

Coping with High-Functioning Anxiety

Of the 40 million Americans who struggle with anxiety, not all will be diagnosed with a medical disorder. In fact, some may not appear to struggle at all. People with “high-functioning anxiety” actually include some of the world’s most successful figures, such as Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Colbert and Kim Kardashian. According to a recent report … Continued

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