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Addiction and Immunity

The threat of COVID-19 is presenting all of us with unique circumstances. The uncertainty and anxiety are sure to wear down our mental and physical health. Unfortunately, folks suffering from addiction are at an even higher risk. Addiction and immunity are directly linked. In other words, your physical health already weak from alcohol and drug …

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Exercise and Depression

Doctors, scientists, and personal trainers have long touted the benefits of exercise on a person’s physical health. Regular fitness activity prevents chronic health conditions, helps maintain a healthy weight, increases energy, and much more. But did you know that exercise also benefits your mental health by reducing depression and anxiety? If you are one of …

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Parents who Accommodate OCD Behaviors May Worsen the Condition

As parents, we want to do what is best for our children. However, when mental health conditions come into play, the “best thing” may not always be clear. For instance, for parents whose children struggle with OCD, working with them, and accommodating their needs may seem ideal. After all, it’s all about making sure that …

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Addiction Recovery in Rural America

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Photo by Shep McAllister on Unsplash   I had the opportunity to briefly speak with Nikki King to get an understanding of how Promises Behavioral Health can further help our rural communities and what her recommendations are on how to handle this newly added isolation.   Addiction is one of the most difficult struggles that …

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Children of Anxious Parents More Likely to Develop Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the leading mental illnesses in the country today. Nearly a third of American adults struggle with this debilitating mental illness. Unfortunately, new research indicates that children of anxious parents are more likely to also suffer from anxiety. As a result, many of these children, teens, adolescents, and young adults may also …

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Gender Plays a Role in Perception of Depression

Whether you’re a man or a woman, when depression strikes, you may feel lost and confused. Sadly, there is a disconnect between gender and depression perception. In other words, people don’t see depression in women and depression in men the same way. As a result, it may be more difficult for you to get the …

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Methods and Tips to Reduce Cravings for Drugs and Alcohol

Recovery from alcohol and drug abuse or addiction is a long and often difficult process. One of the hardest things to overcome is the almost unbearable craving you have to take a drink, use a drug, just to get over or get back to feeling good again. Cravings are incredibly hard to resist and are …

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Can Mindfulness Meditation Work for Addiction?

Mindfulness means staying in the present moment. It allows those with a substance abuse disorder to work through their difficult moments in a healthy way. How can mindfulness meditation work for addiction? When you practice mindfulness, you learn to push aside negative thoughts and emotions. This helps those addicted to alcohol and drugs respond to …

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Partial Hospitalization for Addiction Treatment: A Strong Care Option

When addiction strikes, you need to find a treatment program that will provide you with the best chance of recovery. For example, partial hospitalization for addiction treatment is becoming a popular option for many who can’t handle the demands of inpatient rehab but who need more specialized care than that provided in outpatient centers. As …

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5 Examples Of Different Recovery Programs

Just like no two people end up with a substance use disorder in the exact same way, there isn’t a single type of recovery program that is best for everyone. A treatment center that offers a range of different types of recovery programs is better able to tailor a treatment plan that better meets the …

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