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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…

depression over the holidays

Depression Over the Holidays

For some, the winter holidays are the happiest time of the year. Between beloved relatives visiting, gift giving, and bountiful holiday meals, plenty of people ride through December on a wave of joy. However, many people suffer from bouts of depression around the holiday season, even if they don’t typically experience symptoms of depression. The…

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Know the Stages of Rehab

When entering a substance abuse rehabilitation program, you may find yourself apprehensive about what’s to come. This is only natural. Upcoming change brings anxiety for everyone, and even positive changes can make you nervous. Despite this apprehension, it’s important to understand that an addiction treatment program can help you be the best possible version of…

surf therapy

What Is Surf Therapy?

People in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse have plenty of options for rehabilitation, from traditional residential programs to newer all-natural approaches. Holistic therapy programs have never been more popular, and in coastal cities, surf therapy is no exception. Research has suggested that surf therapy can be extremely helpful for individuals with substance abuse issues,…

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How Bipolar Disorder Impacts Addiction

Recovery from addiction and substance abuse disorder is a difficult mountain to climb for anyone, but for people who are simultaneously battling an additional mental health disorder, it can seem impossible. It’s easy to fall into that mindset, but the truth of the matter is that most people struggling with addiction also have mental health…

long term effects of opioids

Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Opioids

Opioids are prescribed for pain management all over the country every single day. These drugs can be helpful for many to alleviate pain caused by a variety of injuries, surgeries, chronic conditions, and other maladies, but their strong addictive qualities mean that they can do a lot of harm as well. Opioid addiction is quickly…

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Tips to Enjoy a Sober Halloween

How do you think tenants of sober living homes celebrate the holiday season? With sober activities, of course. And the holiday season begins with a sober Halloween celebration. Halloween often marks the start of the holidays because it’s the first of several that happen over the next few months. And even though parties and family…

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Using FMLA for Drug Rehab

What should people think about before going through the admissions process for a rehab center? Apart from checking if they have health insurance for rehab, they should also check if they can use leaves covered by FMLA for rehab attendance. Addiction is a complex and chronic disease that can affect both the body and the…