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Bust These Signs of Stress for Good When They Get You Down

 Tension can be a difficult thing to address in recovery. It pops up unexpectedly and may linger for a while, depending on what is going on. The hidden signs of stress left unaddressed, can become triggers to use substances or some other means of coping. Even for people who have been in recovery awhile, stress…

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What Are the Main Causes of Stress?

People universally do not like stress. Their bodies do not like stress, even if it is a normal part of life. Over time, society has moved toward a space where it is expected we deal with huge amounts of stress every day, which is causing our bodies and brains to react in a fight-or-flight response,…

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The Fight Against Stress in Addiction Recovery Requires Support

Researchers have been looking at ways to fight stress in addiction recovery. One of the key elements to fighting back against stress is to get the right support. The study looked at the role of the brain’s stress system in alcoholism in regards to negative aspects of alcohol withdrawal. Find out what they discovered and…

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Does Stress Work Against Memory?

Stress and memories are related. While a little bit of stress can serve as a good motivator, a lot of stress is more often an obstacle than beneficial. Stress inhibits the way memories are formed and retrieved, and it can even affect how memory works. When we are stressed, it affects how memories are formed,…

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Does Stress Increase Stroke Risk?

There is a connection between stress and stroke risk. Conventional wisdom said that stress leads to stroke, but it is more difficult to prove that one clearly causes the other. A growing body of research seems to show a link. Studies Show One study from the University of Michigan found men who were more physiologically…

Could Your Immune System Be Spiking Your Anxiety?

When your immune system may be spiking anxiety, it can be anything from fear of the future to fear of the unknown that is causing the anxiety. What happens is that your body is feeling stressed and the immune system may be the key to understanding how it happens. Stress Response Stress occurs when a…

Manage Work Stress Better with These Tips

Getting back on your feet following addiction takes time. Learning to manage work stress after your coping mechanism was taken away can be frustrating and downright confusing. Building good strategies for managing stress at work will help you find balance in recovery. Manage Work Stress Better with These Tips Engage Co-Workers Having friends at work…