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Month: May 2021

support groups

An Introverts Guide to Navigating Group Support Meetings

Introverts tend to feel drained when placed in loud or stressful social situations. Support group and self-help meetings involve a lot of emotional interactions and personal sharing. Not everyone feels comfortable interacting under those circumstances. Others may only be able to withstand it for a short period. However, you can do a few things to …

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trauma and substance abuse

How Does Trauma Relate to Substance Abuse?

Genetics and the environment play a role in substance abuse, but another factor that plays heavily into a future substance use disorder is childhood or adult trauma. Significant events in our past can lay the groundwork for substance abuse disorders in the future, and there is a correlation between substance use and post-traumatic stress disorder …

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working while in rehab

How to Juggle Rehabilitation and Working Full-time

As if rehabilitation and recovery weren’t complicated enough, you are also trying to manage your job along with all the daily responsibilities and activities involved in getting and staying sober. You may feel overwhelmed with all your responsibilities at the moment, but you can get through this and learn how to manage your time and …

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antisocial personality disorder

What Is Antisocial Personality Disorder?

People often make jokes about someone being “antisocial,” but they often mean someone who prefers to be alone or is introverted. Genuine antisocial personality disorder (APD) is different. It presents some serious personality traits that can cause quite a bit of havoc in a person’s life, both the person who has an antisocial personality disorder …

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therapy

How to End Your Professional Relationship With Your Therapist

Whether it’s due to unforeseeable circumstances, such as moving, or whether you decide it’s time to move on to another counselor, there may come a time when you need to break up with your therapist. Just as any other relationship, it may be heartbreaking, or it may be a relief, but here are some tips …

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major depression

Steps to Take After a Major Depressive Episode to Get Back on Track

Major depression can be debilitating. You may find yourself having trouble functioning, and even simple tasks may feel insurmountable. Depression often features ups and downs where you may experience two or more weeks of major depressive symptoms, and then you may start to slowly feel better, though it can take some time. Those valleys and …

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adderall

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Adderall Use?

Adderall is often prescribed for adolescents and young adults diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD). When used correctly, it can have a therapeutic effect and manage symptoms. Unfortunately, it’s all too often abused, especially by overachieving college students studying for exams. It’s also important to know that taking this medication, even therapeutically, can have adverse side effects …

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dealing with stress

Quick Tips for Decreasing Everyday Stress

Stress can affect your mental, physical, and emotional health. There is also evidence that chronic stress can be a significant risk factor for relapse. Taking even small steps towards lowering your everyday stress levels can make a difference in how you feel. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that “stress is one of the …

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wellness

What Is Wellness in Recovery?

“Wellness” may have different definitions for everybody, but if you’re in recovery, there are eight criteria or dimensions that constitute wellness for people in substance abuse recovery. Addressing these eight dimensions will help keep you on track in your sobriety and help prevent relapse. You just may find they also improve the quality of your …

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