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Doctors Warn Rise in Antidepressants and Sleep Medication May Lead to Addiction

Amidst the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans are coping with antidepressants and sleeping pills. Psychiatrists wrote nearly 1 million more prescriptions for habit-forming anti-anxiety medications like Klonopin in March compared to the previous year, according to health-research firm IQVIA. They also wrote 2 million more prescriptions for antidepressants. Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts told the … Continued

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The “Sixth” Impulse Control Disorder: Recognizing Buying-Shopping Disorder

Everyone has urges. They are simply a part of life. Most people are able to control their impulses, choosing whether or not to take action based on the potential consequences. However, some people struggle to ignore their urges in ways that damage their lives. In these cases, the outcome is impulse control disorder (ICD), a … Continued

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Drug Use During Pregnancy: A Guide for New Parents

By Dr. Barbara Rexer, DSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, ICCS, DRCC Addicted and expecting? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist. Most parents worry about the health of their unborn child, and it’s common to wonder different substances can affect your pregnancy. Drug use during pregnancy introduces a degree of risk, but the … Continued

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Fighting The War At Home – PTSD and Substance Abuse Among Veterans

Have questions about PTSD? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist.   Veterans and PTSD: An Overview  Although we have long known that combat exposure can trigger post-traumatic stress, recent statistics about veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan are startling: 1 in 5 of these veterans suffers from PTSD. Lacking … Continued

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Finding a Family: Alumni Share How Sprout Made a Difference

Sprout Alumni become Certified Peer Recovery Specialists to Help Others Heal   When Malinque Haskins started treatment at Endeavor House, one of Sprout Health Group’s two facilities in New Jersey, he knew this time would be different. At each of the other five facilities he had gone through, a part of him would hold on … Continued

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These 10 Celebrities Choose Sobriety

Have questions about how to stay sober? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist. In a world that seems to revolve around social drinking, it might be hard to believe that some of its most social people are choosing sobriety. But that’s exactly what an increasing number of A-Listers are doing. From … Continued

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Conversion Disorder: What It Is and How to Cope

If you’ve been diagnosed with conversion disorder, the news can be hard to hear. You might wonder how it’s treated, and what you can do to improve. Fortunately, there are many healthy ways to manage your symptoms. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed, here’s what you need to know.    What is … Continued

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Marijuana Arrests Still Common, Despite Growing Legalization

Police officers made more arrests for marijuana in 2018 than for any other drug Arrests have increased even as attitudes have become more lax: 67% of Americans say they support legalizing recreational marijuana Even though marijuana is legal or decriminalized in a number of states, the drug remains illegal on a federal level   As … Continued

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Online Mental Health Resources

The Ultimate List of Free and Affordable Online Mental Health Resources

As we brace for more social isolation and uncertainty, online mental health resources have become a lifeline for relieving anxiety, staying connected to friends, and even finding ways to exercise. We’ve gathered the best apps, communities, forums and relief resources for weathering the storm physically, emotionally, and financially. Many of these organizations also provide opportunities … Continued

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