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Can You Get Addicted to Nose Spray?

Addiction looks different in every person, and it can come in many different types and with many different effects. It’s easy to imagine heroin and cocaine when you picture drug addiction, but you’d only be thinking of a fraction of the various forms of substance abuse. Different roads can lead to the same place;  sometimes,…

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What Is Alcohol Gastritis?

Many people drink alcohol at a wide variety of levels. Some may only have one or two drinks, and some may only drink on special occasions. Others still will develop unhealthy drinking habits. The biggest trouble with those habits is that they often lead to alcohol dependency or addiction. Alcohol addiction can have many ill…

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Can Kava Be Used for Opiate Withdrawal?

When you’re working toward sobriety, you may find that some approaches work better than others. Every person has different needs, and different environmental and sociological factors impact every addiction, so it’s no secret that individualized treatment can be more successful. However, this doesn’t mean that every method of detox and recovery is safe or recommended.…

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Can Depression Cause Hives?

Managing symptoms of depression can be a difficult burden to bear, especially alongside a substance abuse disorder. Depression can have a wide variety of effects on a person, and these don’t just include mental health symptoms. Depression can present itself through a wide range of physical symptoms as well. The way neurotransmitters in your brain…

Long term effects of gaslighting

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Gaslighting?

When you imagine interpersonal abuse and what it looks like, you’re likely picturing physical altercations and hands-on abuse tactics. While these forms of abuse are common and extremely harmful, they are not the only ways someone can abuse another person. Emotional abuse is just as prevalent and can be just as destructive as physical forms…

What are identity issues

What Are Identity Issues?

If you were asked to think about the current state of your health and give an assessment of it, what would you say? If you’re thinking about any symptoms right now, they’re physical ones. What if I asked you to think specifically about the current state of your mental health? You may not have the…

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5 Ways to Deal with White Knuckling Anxiety

If you’re struggling with frequent anxiety, it may help to know that you’re not alone. Many people from all backgrounds and walks of life deal with anxiety. However, you should ensure that you’re dealing with it productively and healthily. This is easier said than done, but it means that you should pay attention to the…