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5 Surefire Signs of Painkiller Addiction

What does painkiller addiction look like? Prescription painkiller addiction can happen to anyone. It often starts with legal, prescribed medications that are taken as directed. But over time, people develop a tolerance to the drugs, which leads to increased doses and more frequent use. Before you know it, you are addicted and struggling to quit. …

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What Is Histrionic Personality Disorder?

Histrionic personality disorder (HPD), also called dramatic personality disorder, affects 2 to 3% of the U.S. population. It’s characterized by a distorted self-image, unstable emotions, and an insatiable craving to be the center of attention. The disorder can make it difficult for an individual to form and maintain meaningful relationships. However, a histrionic personality disorder …

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Physical Signs of Anger

Everyone knows what the emotion of anger feels like, but did you know there are also physical warning signs of anger? It’s not always easy to recognize or deal with this emotion, but anger management therapy can help.  Anger is a negative state during which people have hostile thoughts and display maladaptive behaviors. They often …

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Nurture Your Recovery With Nature

As a result of the first Earth Day in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency was founded, and the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were passed. Earth Day also raised a conversation about the importance of sustainability of our ecosystems and being good stewards of the planet. But as we seek the most …

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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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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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OCD in High School

“Oh, I’m so OCD.” It’s become a common expression, exclaimed by someone who is a bit overly tidy or who likes to eat their candies by color. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is, in actuality, a serious condition that causes immense, almost unbearable unrest and discomfort in individuals who struggle with it. It is relatively common, with …

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