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Mental Disorders From Drug Use

The idea of people using drugs to self-medicate symptoms of mental illness is not new. They may turn to drugs for euphoric feelings that offset feelings of depression or use alcohol to make themselves feel less anxious in social situations. However, drugs do more than worsen the side effects of mental illness. The changes caused…

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Is My Loved One Struggling With Depression

It’s hard to know when we’re showing concern or overstepping our bounds. But it’s hard to sit back and do nothing when you notice that someone you care about appears to be suffering. It may get to the point where you ask yourself, “Is my loved one struggling with depression?” One reason it can be…

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How to Know if You Need a Digital Vacation

People check smartphones on and off throughout the day. This causes stress and a thought process that borders on obsessive to know what is happening in other people’s lives, some of whom are just barely friends or acquaintances. Social media has a lot to do with how people perceive their health and overall wellness. Escaping…

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Are You Self-Medicating?

Drug use has reached into the millions for consumers of drugs and alcohol. Many millions have tried drugs and continue to use each day in spite of consequences. Some people even use it for self-medicating purposes. They might be trying to escape stress, trauma, discomfort, or symptoms of mental health issues. Different types of psychoactive…

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What Are Ways to Master Recovery from Mental Health and Addiction?

Recovery from mental health and addiction is almost a misnomer. The reality is people are not able to fully recover from addiction, they simply live with the reality that they can no longer use drugs or drink. Mastery over both addiction and mental health issues means recognizing the challenges of coping with triggers, cravings, and…

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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…

two people making the better decision of stand up paddleboarding while in addiction recovery

How to Make Better Decisions Today: Useful Tips to Get Started

Decisions get made every single day. You may not realize just how many but there may be thousands of decisions people process through about life, family, work, recovery, and other things like what to eat for lunch. Making better decisions is less about what you think about and more how you think about it and…