A Guide To 12 Step Alternatives

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People looking for ways to overcome an addiction or alcohol problem have a variety of recovery options to choose from, including rehab, outpatient treatment, therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or participating in a 12 step program. There’s no doubt that 12 step groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and others have helped countless people overcome addiction. But for […]

Suicide And Addiction: How Are They Connected?

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When someone you care about is an addict, there are a lot of things to worry about. Your number one concern will most likely be whether or not their addiction will end up taking their life. In addition to that, there are accidents, injuries, overdoses, and run ins with the law to worry about. Another […]

Set Point Theory And Eating Disorder Recovery

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Set point theory is a concept that many people, and not just those who suffer from eating disorders, have a hard time understanding. This concept refers to the weight range that your body will function optimally at. Set point theory states that your body will do all it can to state in that weight range […]

How Stress Influences Eating Disorder Behaviors

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It may come as a surprise that eating disorder behaviors are quite common, especially among young women. A recent survey revealed that 20 percent of college aged women feel that thoughts about their weight and eating dominate their life. These kinds of overwhelming thoughts can create a lot of stress that only seems to reinforce […]

How to Increase your Resilience

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Many people have lives with moments of adversity, whether they are small frustrations to serious losses. For some people, it is easy to let these struggles wear them down, and leave them feeling hopeless, discouraged, or anxious. However, other people are able to “bounce back” and withstand the struggle. This internal strength and ability to […]

The Link Between Depression and Prescription Drug Abuse

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The 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 52 million people in the U.S. will use a prescription drug non-medically in their lifetime, dangerously not following the suggestions of a doctor, taking a drug inappropriately for mood-altering effects. One of the most commonly misused drugs is opioid painkillers, that can provide essential […]

The Benefits of Journaling in Addiction Recovery

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When people are swept up in the cycle of addiction they can become stuck in a state of denial and are constantly escaping from reality. They might not take the time to organize and work through their feelings through self-reflection. One of the many daily tactics that addicts learn in recovery is the habit of […]

The Stand Project Educating Against Drug Abuse

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Upper Arlington, Ohio is an affluent suburban community northwest of Columbus, with a population of around 34,000 people, according to the 2010 census. Upper Arlington High School is highly esteemed for many reasons, including many years as the highest number of National Merit Semi-Finalists in the state, an award winning school newspaper and orchestra, and […]

Mood Disorders From Steroid Use

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Although their use has been banned by almost every mainstream sporting organization, many men and women will misuse anabolic steroids to improve their strength, appearance, or athletic performance. As the term “roid rage” suggests, it is not uncommon for people using steroids to experience dramatic changes in their mood, becoming more agitated, irritable, and angry […]

Jason Wahler Launches His Own Sober Living Home

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Jason Wahler is an actor well known for his roles in the MTV reality shows Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and The Hills. Yet, fame and success did not protect him from struggles with addiction. Like many successful and prominent people, Jason has grown used to living a life in the spotlight, with his […]