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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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Can Acupuncture Help Heal Addiction?

The World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture as a beneficial treatment for many ailments, including addiction recovery. It is a holistic form of therapy that uses small needles inserted into the skin to promote physical and mental healing. Acupuncture for addiction recovery is a relatively new form of therapy for addiction recovery that is quickly …

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The Opioid Crisis in America

Over the past two or three decades, many conditions lead individuals to experience an opioid crisis in America. The opioid crisis in America affects people from all walks of life. From young teens to the elderly, it has truly made a mark on society. The rates of overdose and death have continued to rise, as …

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How to Detox from Cocaine Safely

Cocaine addiction continues to affect millions of men and women all across the country. As you man know, it produces an intense high with increased energy and alertness with a high rate of abuse. Some people assume they can use small amounts and not risk addiction. Unfortunately, they are only creating a strong dependence on …

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