Which Mental Health Disorders Involve Dissociation?

Which Mental Health Disorders Involve Dissociation?

Dissociation is a state of mind that a person can slip into — intentionally and unintentionally — to avoid the grief and despair associated with a traumatic past. This defensive mental process can indicate a dissociative disorder or another mental health condition like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). What Is Dissociation?  Dissociation is a mental process…

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Treating OCD in Adults

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is an anxiety-based mental health disorder that compels people to perform certain behaviors through intrusive thoughts and urges. It cannot be cured, but there are many ways to manage your symptoms through medication and therapy. Many people think of cleanliness and organization when they imagine OCD, but there are many other…

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What's the Difference Between Opioids and Opiates?

What’s the Difference Between Opioids and Opiates?

Opioids are a class of drugs that work to relieve pain in the body. Prescription medications make up a good chunk of opioids that are legally circulating in the population. These addictive chemicals are so effective at easing pain that people frequently abuse them to achieve a state of euphoria and relaxation. Prescription medications have…

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How Can I Stay Healthy This Winter?

How Can I Stay Healthy This Winter?

Winter in the Northern Hemisphere has the tendency to slow life down. With the season’s colder weather and shorter periods of sunlight, people bundle up in cozy attire while reducing their physical activity and time spent outdoors. Winter is also a season infamous for the spread of respiratory infections and depressive conditions like seasonal affective…

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Dangers of Doctor Shopping

Doctors all across the nation prescribe drugs each and every day. The drugs may be intended to combat chronic pain or give a patient relief after surgery or injury, but prescription pain medication can easily be abused. Many of these medications lend themselves to addiction or dependency. Some people may visit multiple doctors to obtain…

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Why Making Amends Is Critical for Recovery

For many people in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, making amends feels like a massive, scary undertaking. When you’re in the throes of addiction, your behavior changes in ways that may not match up with your standards and values. That’s why you may feel uncomfortable confronting actions you’ve taken while using or withdrawing.…

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Enjoying a Sober Christmas

For many people struggling with addiction or substance abuse disorder, the holidays are a difficult time. Alcohol has become almost synonymous with Christmas for some, and sobriety during holiday events can feel like a chore. However, living a sober lifestyle does not mean that you can’t enjoy the season and have a happy and fulfilling…

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