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When Does Stress Become Anxiety?

Stress is commonplace throughout everyday life. One’s workplace and coworkers, financial concerns, relationships, and even access to self-care, proper rest, and diet all dictate one’s stress levels.  However, while stress is an unfortunate inevitability throughout daily life, stress that transforms into anxiety can present a number of new concerns. Determining the difference between stress and …

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Social Anxiety in a Pandemic World

Social anxiety is tumultuous enough to cope with on its own. However, with the continued effects of the coronavirus complicating social events, anxieties surrounding social gatherings can be further exacerbated, even compromising once-effective coping strategies. It is normal to feel one’s social anxiety symptoms increasing. However, it is also important to understand how this ongoing …

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Overcoming Social Anxiety as an Alumnus

Graduating from an addiction recovery program and reingratiating oneself into the “real world” is worthy of celebration. However, joining new communities or engaging in social events outside of the recovery sphere can be difficult, especially for those who experience social anxiety.  While social anxiety can feel debilitating, there are ways for those in recovery to …

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What Can I Do For a Loved One Suffering From Dual Diagnosis?

Having a loved one who is suffering from a dual diagnosis can be a tumultuous time, ripe with complex and intense emotions. While it can be a difficult time of change for all involved, learning to support a loved one through their experiences is essential for navigating recovery. Effectively supporting a loved one in an …

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Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder: What’s the Difference?

Mental health disorders come in many different forms, and each individual’s unique circumstances need to be handled with their own nuance and care. However, many symptoms of mental health disorders can masquerade as other diagnoses, making it difficult to uncover the most pertinent approach for recovery. Knowing the difference between anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder …

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How Does Social Anxiety Affect Your Life?

Social anxiety is a commonly discussed mental health disorder. However, what exactly a social anxiety disorder entails can be rather enigmatic as it is commonly used to describe people who simply don’t enjoy large gatherings or are more introverted by nature. Those suffering from social anxiety often struggle with much more than just their comfort …

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Can Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders Make You More Prone to Relapse?

Recovery is hard under the best of circumstances. When you have a co-occurring mental illness, recovery goes from hard to harder and may make you more prone to relapse. If you have a co-occurring mental disorder, you have to take extra precautions to ensure you maintain sobriety. In many cases, the mental health issue is …

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Tips for Overcoming Social Anxiety Post-Covid

The lockdowns and social distancing measures that most cities had to put in place during 2020 added an extra layer of stress to social situations. People who already had social anxiety experienced an increased risk of encountering worse symptoms like panic attacks and feelings of dread when out in public places. Some found that their …

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