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5 Everyday Habits That Are Harming Your Mental Health

  After a year defined by a pandemic, job loss and isolation, the impact of COVID-19 on mental health has been clear. The CDC reports that more than 40% of Americans are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, while rates of substance use disorders have skyrocketed. As people seek relief from a … Continued

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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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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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Drugs & Alcohol on Campus: College Student Resource Center

Amidst new academic, social and financial pressures that students face in college, the widespread availability of alcohol and other drugs on campus (and at home) can lead to a temptation to self-medicate. This is particularly true for students predisposed to mental health disorders. Understanding the risks can help you make better decisions both during and … Continued

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Sprout Health Group Recognizes National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month increases awareness of drug & alcohol addiction. Here’s what to know.   In the midst of a global pandemic, substance abuse has quietly become a parallel health crisis. In addition to a rise in opioid use, an analysis by the Well Being Trust predicts we’ll see as many as 75,000 deaths from … Continued

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7 Pandemic-Proof Relapse Prevention Strategies

The Covid-19 pandemic has complicated recovery for a lot of people by disrupting routines and making support more difficult to access. When therapy sessions, 12-step meetings, interaction with friends and family and other relapse prevention strategies become limited, the temptation to self-medicate or return to old habits “just this once” can be hard to overcome.   … Continued

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5 Ways to Celebrate Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month. It’s a time to recognize the unique health issues men may face and to encourage the men in your life to help them improve their overall health. If you want to join in this year, here is some helpful information to better understand men’s health challenges, and some things you … Continued

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Can You Overdose on Melatonin? Everything You Need to Know

Taking melatonin can help you fall asleep, but is it possible to overdose? If you take too much of any drug, even naturally-occurring substances in the body, they can produce unwanted results. Melatonin is no exception. Here’s what you need to know about the potential of melatonin overdose, and how you can avoid it.  What … Continued

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