social media and mental health

Are Technological Advances Harming Us?

There is no doubt that technological advances have changed our lives. Think about some of the significant innovations within the last few decades that have transformed Western society. Cellphones and video chat allow us to quickly relay messages and keep in touch with family and friends that may live in another state or country. The…

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Tips for Living with OCD

For those living with obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD, a constant compulsion causes them to repeat the same behaviors and activities. This is a debilitating disorder that can severely impact your quality of life. If you have an obsessive-compulsive disorder, you need an effective OCD treatment program that gives you the tools you need to cope…

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What Else Is There to Know About PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder is not a new condition to humanity. In fact, the symptoms of PTSD have been recorded for quite some time now. The earliest records were found on cuneiform tablets that date back approximately three thousand years ago during the Assyrian dynasty (1300-609 BC) in ancient Mesopotamia. Today, this area is known as Iraq.…

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Observing World Health Day

World Health Day recognizes a different health issue every year. Topics include physical and mental health issues such as depression, addiction, cancer, and other global issues. Each year the World Health Organization announces a different theme that usually encompasses several issues under one canvas. In 2021, the theme is “Building a healthier, fairer world.” At…

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What is the Connection Between an Identity Crisis and Mental Health?

Having a “sense of identity” is a profoundly psychological concept that is abstract and sometimes difficult to fully understand as the discourse around it starts to unfold in all its complexities. When you hear the word identity, you might think of character traits that you associate with, making you stand out from the crowd (or…

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Developing Healthy Coping Skills in Recovery

Life is challenging, with numerous stressors affecting most people each day. For people with addiction, it’s difficult to manage those stressors without healthy coping skills. Anyone can benefit from developing more effective ways for managing stress, addiction cravings, and mental health disorders. For those in recovery, doing so is even more important. At Oceanfront Recovery,…

Tips to Recover from an Anxiety Attack

Tips to Recover from an Anxiety Attack

Anxiety can become so intense that you suffer from an anxiety attack. When this occurs, your mental health can decline if you don’t get the anxiety treatment you need. Some people turn to drugs or alcohol to try and control anxiety attacks. This might help at the moment, but it leads to addiction rapidly. At Oceanfront…

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Managing Stress During The Holidays

If you are in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, managing stress during the holidays is crucial to avoiding a relapse. Although the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, a packed schedule, family conflict, financial problems, or seasonal depression can lead to anxiety and stress. This, in turn, can…

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Substance Abuse and PTSD

Substance abuse and PTSD often go hand-in-hand. Also, it’s common for individuals to attempt to deal with the PTSD symptoms by turning to substances, such as drugs and alcohol. This form of self-medicating may help to briefly mask symptoms but inevitably worsens PTSD while increasing the risk of addiction. When a mental health issue coincides…