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OCD Presents Unique Challenges in the Workplace

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) disrupts millions of people’s relationships, self-esteem, and home lives each year, but the disorder can also be extremely difficult to manage in the workplace. The patterns and rituals that hallmark the disorder, such as repeatedly checking the door to be sure it’s locked, can negatively affect a person’s job performance and ability …

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Addictive Prescription Painkillers and Their Dangers

There are a lot of people living with chronic pain, and many of their doctors have given them addictive prescription painkillers. The pharmaceutical companies that created these medications told the doctors, in many cases, that those drugs were not addictive. However, that was not the case. Addiction was a real possibility, and it happened fast. Now there are …

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3 Major Risk Factors of Cocaine Use

Sudden cardiovascular death is a term sometimes used to describe fatal cases of the abrupt heart stoppage associated with cardiac arrest. The stimulant drug cocaine is known for its ability to significantly alter heart function in both experienced and inexperienced users. In a study published in the journal Addiction, a team of Spanish researchers explored …

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Is Your Anxiety Getting Worse?

You may find that you want to close yourself off from seeing friends or meeting new people due to anxiety. That you feel the need to say “no” to invitations or have an escape plan in order to make it through the day lately. The more you try to alleviate the feelings of worry or …

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5 Clear Signs Of Drug Use

By nature, drug use tends to be an activity that people engage in secretly. This activity especially pertains to those family, friends, coworkers, and other loved ones who are close to a particular person. Typically, loved ones meet drug use with disapproval, anger, and other negative emotions. Despite this, there are several clear signs of …

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How Horses Can Help Your Addiction Recovery

Advances in addiction treatment have led to the implementation of various holistic therapies. Research has shown that complementary therapies such as yoga, music, art, and equine therapy for addiction recovery improve client outcomes. While you may simply think of horseback riding as an enjoyable activity, horses help addiction recovery in ways that may surprise you. …

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When to Get Help for Gambling Addiction

A day at the racetracks or a night out at the casino can be a fun way to spend time with your partner or group of friends. These occasional outings are harmless for most people, and even if they lose, they restrict themselves to a specific budget. However, some people develop an addiction to gambling …

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What to Expect in Medical Detox

If you are nervous about going through detox, you are not alone. Plenty of people have had bad experiences during withdrawal, and many were not able to continue abstinence because the symptoms were too severe. However, that does not mean you are stuck in addiction. A medical detox center can help you get through withdrawal …

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