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How to Have a Sober Celebration on Independence Day

July 4th can be a fun holiday full of time with loved ones, celebrations, and delicious food. However, for those in recovery, this holiday can be difficult. Many social situations center around alcohol use, making it hard to maintain your recovery. But instead of avoiding Independence Day celebrations altogether, there are ways to participate and …

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How to Decrease Your Chance of Relapse

Leaving an inpatient addiction treatment program brings a whirlwind of emotions. It’s exciting to re-enter the outside world armed with recovery tools and some clean time under your belt, but the challenge of avoiding relapse can inspire fear and anxiety. Aftercare programs can provide the support you need to successfully maintain recovery.  If you’re worried …

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How Agitated Depression Is Different From Typical Depression

There are many different forms of clinical depression, including agitated depression. This form of depression is different from typical depression. Therefore, though the names and some of the symptoms may appear similar, it is important to distinguish between major depression, agitated depression, and other clinical disorders because their treatments vary significantly. A depression treatment program …

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Dealing with Anxiety in High School

Some anxiety is normal and healthy. A normal dose of worry or anxiety can help us to deal with stressful situations, like studying for an exam. However, when teens have anxiety in high school, they may find it more difficult to face such scenarios and become consumed by them. Anxiety in high school has its …

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3 Ways to Find a Supportive Sober Community

Wondering how to find a sober community once treatment is over is a concern for many who are completing an addiction rehab program. A sober community can provide the support and guidance that help people maintain their sobriety once treatment is over. Being active in a rehab alumni program is one of the best ways …

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3 Signs You Have a Gambling Addiction

Addiction is a mental health disease where men and women use drugs, alcohol, or an activity like gambling or sex to relieve compulsive behaviors disrupting their lives. There are many signs of gambling addiction that you can look for if you suspect a friend or loved one is addicted to gambling. A gambling addiction treatment …

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Anxiety vs. Nervousness: Managing Mild Anxiety

Anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and even post-traumatic stress disorder are all classified as anxiety disorders by mental health professionals. In order to be diagnosed with one, you must meet certain criteria: the way in which you experience your symptoms must be severe enough, appear often enough, and become disruptive enough to be called …

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What Is a Psychological Addiction to Drugs?

People who struggle with addiction issues can be addicted in several ways. There are physical and mental areas of addiction, but there are also physiological areas to consider. These are areas where the drug affects the physiology of the body, strengthening the addiction to that substance—a psychological or physiological addiction to drugs. At Promises Behavioral …

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Are Men More Prone to Addiction Issues?

Addiction doesn’t recognize gender. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, men and women are equally likely to develop a substance use disorder. However, different circumstances can make some men prone to addiction. In a men’s addiction treatment program, the focus is on risks and issues that are specific to men.  For more information …

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