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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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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 Tips to Deal with Holiday Depression During COVID-19

The holidays might be the season of joy, but for many, the most wonderful time of the year can also bring on the blues. COVID-19 has made this year particularly challenging. Between travel restrictions and the stress of getting family members sick, many people will spend this season without seeing their loved ones.  A host … Continued

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What Is Phenibut? Experts Share What You Need to Know

What Is Phenibut? Phenibut is a central nervous system depressant developed in the 1960s by the Soviet Union to treat anxiety. Today, Russia and other Eastern European countries still use the drug to treat depression, alcoholism, and a range of other ailments, from post-traumatic stress disorder to motion sickness. Although many countries have banned medical … Continued

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What is “Wet Brain?” Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Alcohol

What Is “Wet Brain” Syndrome? Wet brain, also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, is a form of cognitive impairment caused by a lack of vitamin B1 (thiamine). It primarily affects people who struggle with long-term alcohol use disorder (AUD). Although most people get enough thiamine through the foods they eat, those who struggle with alcohol often … Continued

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Sleeping Pills and Alcohol: A Dangerous Combination

Have questions about addiction? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist. Many people struggle with getting a quality night’s sleep. In fact, 60 million Americans have trouble getting enough shut-eye. Seeking a literal rest from insomnia, it isn’t uncommon for those battling sleep disorders to turn to medications. When used short-term and … 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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Teen Depression

STUDY: Movement May Reduce Teen Depression

Physical exercise has long been associated with improved mental health in adolescents, but teens don’t have to hit the gym or join the basketball team to see the benefits, new research says. A study published this month in The Lancet psychiatry journal suggests that even light physical activity, such as taking a walk or performing daily … Continued

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