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What to Expect in Eating Disorder Treatment

Millions of people in the United States struggle with diagnosable eating disorders or have some form of disordered eating. The effects of disordered eating can be long-lasting for people’s physical and mental health and can impact their ability to have a healthy social life. Disordered eating can cause stress and trauma for the people who…

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Keeping Your Sobriety on Summer Vacations

When you think about summer, your mind may wander to thoughts of long, warm days, enjoying the sunshine with friends, BBQs and picnics, and trips to the beach. Culture and advertising want you to believe that drinking alcohol is an essential part of enjoying fun summer activities. If you are in recovery, you might need…

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Are Women More Susceptible to Cocaine Addiction?

Substance use disorders are common in the United States. Millions of people struggle with addiction and require treatment to overcome it. Cocaine is one of the most commonly abused drugs, and many people enter cocaine addiction treatment programs to rid themselves of their dependence on it. As people learn more about the way addictions form,…

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Understanding Your Past Traumas and Their Role in Addiction

Addiction impacts every part of a person’s life. It can have devastating consequences for their physical and mental health and can affect their ability to function in day-to-day life. The effects of addiction are long-lasting for both the person and the community around them. Addiction doesn’t just appear out of nowhere. It has deep biological…

a woman struggles with percocet addiction

Signs You Are Addicted to Percocet

Prescription drug abuse is a big problem in the United States. Millions of Americans take prescription drugs recreationally or use prescription drugs differently than prescribed. Drug abuse and addiction are not the same things. Abusing drugs can lead to addiction, and addiction is a serious medical condition that requires treatment. Percocet is one of the…

alcoholism in women is a problem on the rise

Am I Addicted? 24 Signs of Alcoholism in Women

It’s essential to know the signs of alcoholism in women if you suspect someone you love is in trouble. The problem is more significant than you might think. There are an estimated 15 million alcoholics or alcohol abusers in the US. Women make up about 4.6 million of that number. A publication from the National…

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How to Care for Your Mental Health While Working From Home

More people than ever before are working from home. When COVID-19 arrived in our country, many people had to pack up their desks and set up shop at home. For some, working from home is a welcome change. For others, it presents insurmountable challenges. People have had to find a new balance between their work…

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Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. During this month, the mental health community works to spread awareness about mental health, promote understanding around mental illness, and encourage people to take care of their mental health. One of the Mental Health Awareness Month goals is to reduce the stigma around talking about mental health. One in…