College Students and Higher Rates of Mental Illness

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Among young adults as an age group, college students may be more at risk for developing a mental illness than those that are non-students. Mental illness can interfere with a student’s schoolwork, social life and overall self-esteem when they are dealing with the pressures of college along with symptoms of depression or anxiety. In a […]

Recovery Unplugged Uses Music in Recovery

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Many people turn to music when they are feeling emotionally overwhelmed, as a way to calm, get in touch with, or celebrate what is going on in their lives. With all the emotional turmoil that can be part of the recovery process, a creative activity can often be a really important way express and work […]

Exploring Alternatives to 12 Step Programs

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There are countless options for addiction rehab and it can be overwhelming to decide what type of treatment will work best for each individual. Every recovery program is unique in its own way and an addict must make sure to choose something that will make them feel comfortable and at home in that particular environment. […]

Treating Stimulant-Induced Psychosis

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Many people who recreationally use cocaine, cannabis, and hallucinogens may be unaware that they are subjecting their minds to risks that may last far beyond the temporary “high” of the drugs’ use. For some users, long-term continual use can lead to mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In the most severe cases, heavy […]

The Link Between PTSD And Eating Disorders

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What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder that is the psychological result of exposure to an action or event. The most common events that cause PTSD include war or military combat, violent crime or other violent acts, any form of abuse, the death of a loved one, or an act […]

Maintaining Your Sobriety During the Holidays

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The winter holidays can be a wonderful time of connecting with people, taking a break from your routine, and spending time on things that really matter to you. However, it can also be deeply stressful, with a lot of potential disappointment, stresses, and conflicts with other people. On top of all this, many celebrations of […]

How Holiday Stress Affects Mental Illness

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Although the holidays can be a happy time for some and chance to celebrate with family and friends, others find the time of season to be stressful. It is common for people to experience depression and anxiety during the holidays and this time of year can even be dangerous for people suffering from mental health […]

The Benefits of Meditation in Recovery

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Your brain is incredible. You are processing, receiving, and evaluating thousands of thoughts faster than you can even be aware of them. While having such a strong mind has sustained your life and empowered you beyond your comprehension, everyone experiences times when a hyperactive mind can be hard to deal with. Addiction to substance abuse […]

What Do I Do After Rehab?

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Going into a formal drug treatment program is a vitally important, life-changing step that may lead to a new, free, and healthy life of sobriety. However, these specialized programs do last forever, and will do no good if you simply go back to your old, addicted ways afterwards. Rehab needs to be seen as the […]