How Addiction Stereotypes Are Harmful

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A stereotype can be defined as a popular belief about a specific group of people that can be either negative or positive, and that affects the way people interact with those groups. Stereotypes are often about groups that are perceived as inferior or superior, or about groups that a person aspires to be a part […]

Kristen Bell Opens Up About Depression and Anxiety

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Kristen Bell is an actress who has achieved a great deal of success and critical acclaim for her roles in television and film, including leading roles in projects as diverse as Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshal, Gossip Girl, and Frozen. She first moved to Los Angeles in 2002, after some success as a stage actor […]

What Happened at the UNGASS on Substance Abuse?

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Globally, substance abuse and drug addiction has wrecked havoc on many parts of the world. It destroys lives and harms families, and also leads to public health crises and skyrocketing crime rates. It is very widespread, a problem with a wide variety of cultures, governments, and peoples both rich and poor. The United Nations Office […]

California’s State Bills That Could Harm Rehabs

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The state of California has a long and distinguished history of being an important place for healing, accommodating those with a variety of disabilities and illnesses. In 1880, the town of Los Angeles had a population of 11,000. That quickly swelled to over 100,000, largely due to clinics that popped up to treat tuberculosis and […]

Self Acceptance And Eating Disorder Recovery

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In eating disorder recovery, making a decision to begin accepting yourself is a brave act that can bring about big changes, and that can also be quite scary. The process can be especially daunting for a person who suffers from low self esteem. Oftentimes they have created unrealistic goals of perfection that are impossible to […]

Accepting Difficult Emotions

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One of the most challenging things about working with difficult emotions, like anger, shame, or sadness, is learning how to accept them in the first place. This will involve allowing ourselves to acknowledge them, feel them, and admit that they are important and deserving of attention. It’s hard to do all this simply because sitting […]

Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up About Opiate Abuse

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After Prince’s death revealed his secret addiction to opioids, it opened a discussion on the impact that these kinds of drugs are having on the nation. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis published a moving Huffington Post essay that describes her own experience with being addicted to prescription painkillers. Curtis illustrates how she and many other people […]

5 Ways to Learn how to Ask for Help

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Asking for help can be a very hard thing to do. Many people want to try to do as much as they can by themselves, and are afraid that reaching out to someone else will make them seem weak. Other people are uncomfortable asking for help out of fear of losing their independence, afraid that […]

What Parents Should Know About Anorexia

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Finding out that a child or other loved one is suffering from an eating disorder is never easy. You may experience a range of emotions, from sadness to anger to guilt and many others. What you need to remember is that you are not alone and that there are many resources out there for parents […]

How To Talk About Addiction With Children

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Talking about addiction or alcoholism with a child can be quite challenging, not only because of the challenging subject matter, but also because each child will require a different approach depending on their age and background. You must also take the child’s relationship with the addict or alcoholic into consideration. Drugs or alcohol may be […]