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How to Enhance Resiliency in the Face of Adversity

When a person survives natural disasters, are victims of abuse, or neglect, or face other trials in life, they may struggle for a time to understand the complexities of what happened. Trauma can be a major setback for people. Everyone endures hardship now and then but it is how a person responds that matters. Feeling…

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What Are Some Basic Myths About Rehab?

Whether this is the first time looking at rehab or other options are on the table, it is natural to fear the unknown. The basic myths about rehab are out there but cold feet can hold a person back from making a decision that may change a person’s life. Millions of people make the decision…

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How Can People Navigate Effects of Ambien Detox and Withdrawal Safely?

Ambien is a drug that depresses the brain and body. When withdrawal kicks in, the person may want to take more of the drug to avoid experiencing debilitating side effects. In people who have not abused the drug, possible withdrawal side effects include nausea, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, depression, memory loss, and confusion. Most people with…

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Try These 5 Beginner Meditation Tricks for More Peace

Meditation is recommended as a healthy way to manage stress because it provides many health-enhancing benefits. It can reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety, relieve physical complaints like headaches, and enhance immunity to illness. To begin with meditation, it takes strategies to focus on the mindfulness piece so you can have more peace of mind.…

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What is Addiction vs. Dependence?

The difference between addiction and dependence can be difficult to understand. Some organizations have different definitions and may even abandon these terms because ‘substance use disorder’ is being used more frequently. However the terms are used, addiction and dependence are key terms in understanding how a person comes to struggle with substance use. Addiction Addiction…

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How to Regain Control of Your Impulsivity

Impulse control disorder is often the inability to resist sudden, forceful urges to do something that may violate the rights of others or bring conflict to societal norms. These impulsive behaviors may occur repeatedly, quickly, or without consideration of consequences. Learning this skill takes time and can greatly help you in recovery. Signs and Symptoms…

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Rebuild Self-Esteem in Recovery with These Helpful Tips

The relationship between low self-esteem and addiction has been established for a very long time. People who use drugs, especially women, may have low self-esteem which can lead to behavioral addictions like eating disorders and compulsive buying. Alcohol or drugs may mask insecurities but they don’t help a person’s self-esteem get better. Rebuilding Self-Esteem When…

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What Are the Signs of Tramadol Addiction?

Tramadol is an analgesic prescribed for treatment of moderate to severe pain. The drug works by changing how the brain and nervous system respond to pain. Tramadol dependence can develop following continued use, which may lead to addiction. It is important to take only as directed by a doctor to avoid complications or issues with…

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Nutrition is an Important Healer: Here’s Why

Nutrition is an important part of recovery for people with addiction and mental health issues. Many people who suffer from addictions and mental health issues suffer from poor nutritional habits, which can further complicate their mental health and physical states. The negative impacts outweigh the positive side of learning how to eat better for overall…

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