Does Climate Change Impact Your Mental Health?

Southern coastal poverty hit everyone who lived in its path as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The Florida Panhandle is a place of immense beauty with beaches and sunshine. It is a haven for people who want to retire or live a life on the coastal bay. This was disrupted by what some people believe…

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When Your Spouse Is In Recovery

Addiction is treatable and recovery is a lifelong process. A person recovering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol must completely change his or her lifestyle. A person in recovery goes through daily struggles to stay sober and will need encouragement and support to maintain sobriety. Drinking alcohol when your spouse is in recovery creates…

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7 Signs Your Spouse Has a Problem with Alcohol

When your spouse drinks too much alcohol and too often, he or she could be at risk of developing alcoholism. Some people have a genetic predisposition for becoming addicted to alcohol. Drinking alcohol can lead to serious mental and physical health problems. Alcohol affects the brain and can lead to liver failure, heart attack, overdose,…

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Healing from Trauma and Addiction

“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).” Traumatic events can lead to substance use as a way to cope with emotional or physical…

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Could Diet Foods Be Bad For You?

Diet foods are being labeled as ‘low-fat,’ ‘low-calorie,’ and ‘fat-free.’ Many diet foods may do more harm than good to your waistline. The problem is identifying which foods are going to be a challenge if you are trying to get healthier and lose weight. Learn more about the foods out there and how to be…

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Teens and Substance Abuse

Teens try to fit in with others to be socially accepted and social media plays a huge role in how teens perceive other peers as well as themselves. Teens look for acceptance and getting a large number of “likes” or comments on social media can inflate egos and falsely make someone think they are popular.…

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How Can I Not Feel So Bad About Feeling Bad (and Feel Good Again)?

Feeling guilty about feeling bad, about depression, anxiety, or other emotions, can be really difficult. You may think when you experienced an emotion based on a response to another emotion you were having ‘all the feelings.’ Watching a movie that made you cry, or feeling guilty for feeling happy when good things happen to you.…

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6 Things That Can Help Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a complex disease that alters brain chemistry and puts a person a risk of severe mental and physical health issues. Getting help for a substance use disorder or addiction can seem overwhelming and scary. Treatment helps people transition to a healthy, substance-free life in recovery. In treatment, people also learn how to mend…

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Could A Raw Vegan Diet Benefit Your Recovery?

Like veganism, raw veganism excludes foods from any animals. Raw foodism goes even further in that it dictates which foods should be eaten raw or heated at temperatures below 104–118°F. There are some benefits but also risks to adhering to such a strict way of eating. Learn more about this before diving into this raw…

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5 Tips to Stay Sober During the Holidays

Holidays can be very stressful. Some people drink alcohol throughout the holiday season to cope with stress, loneliness, or depression. While many families get together during the holidays, many people do not have family members who live nearby or have a difficult time getting along with them. People also drink during the holidays to celebrate…

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