October 3, 2016

Apples and Honey, but No Wine: Here’s How the High Holidays Can Support Your Recovery

Apples and Honey, but No Wine: Here’s How the High Holidays Can Support Your Recovery A plane ticket home can burn a hole in your heart. Just thinking about how you’ll handle your family’s controversial politics or misaligned values can make even the calmest among us look around desperately for some way to make it […]

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September 28, 2016

Challenge is Inevitable, Stress is Not: The Case for Including Mental Health Care in the Workplace

Challenge is Inevitable, Stress is Not: The Case for Including Mental Health Care in the Workplace Workplace stress comes from a wide variety of circumstances and situations. It’s easy to see how an attorney speaking on the record or a surgeon making that first incision could feel a twinge of anxiety or a rush of […]

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September 20, 2016

Words Matter: How the Words You Use Can Decrease Anxiety

Words Matter: How the Words You Use Can Decrease Anxiety A healthy concern for your well-being can make you more likely to anticipate and effectively head-off possible threats. But taken to excess, worrying too much can make your days filled with anxiety and stress. What is a person to do? One of the most effective […]

Richard Taite
September 16, 2016

You Can Change Your Mood Without Drugs: Understanding and Choosing Better Coping Skills

You Can Change Your Mood Without Drugs: Understanding and Choosing Better Coping Skills When it comes to better understanding and treating addiction, we can learn a lot by looking at a person’s coping mechanisms. Conventional wisdom tells us that a certain number of negative experiences are just part of life. Things don’t always turn out […]

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September 7, 2016

Working Out in Recovery: How Exercise Can Help Keep You Drug-Free

Working Out in Recovery: How Exercise Can Help Keep You Drug-Free Eating, sleeping and feeling healthy may seem like normal parts of life, but being able to function effectively on a day-to-day basis should not be taken for granted. Like so many other medical problems, addiction interferes with an individual’s normal physical functioning. Instead of […]

Richard Taite
August 30, 2016

The Case for Recognizing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Purple Heart Injury

The Case for Recognizing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Purple Heart Injury Receiving a Purple Heart in recognition of a veteran’s bravery and sacrifice is a cherished honor among military families. Traditionally given out by the Pentagon in the name of the sitting president, Purple Hearts formally recognize the physical injuries and sacrifices an […]

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August 24, 2016

Deadlier than Ever Before: Here’s How the Federal Government is Fighting Back Against the Opioid Epidemic

Deadlier than Ever Before: Here’s How the Federal Government is Fighting Back Against the Opioid Epidemic One of the federal government’s important roles is to take on our county’s most pressing issues and respond with solutions on a national scale. Responsible for killing nearly 50,000 people in 2014 alone, the opioid epidemic is clearly a […]

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August 16, 2016

Here’s How Creative Arts Can Diminish Stress

Here’s How Creative Arts Can Diminish Stress Everyone gets stressed sometimes. Dealing with disappointments or unforeseen difficulties is a natural part of life that we handle by developing coping mechanisms, like calling a friend after a bad day at work or journaling to consolidate and review a hectic week. But too much stress without adequate […]

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August 4, 2016

Unhealthy Items at the Health Store: Four Reasons to Be Wary of Supplements

Unhealthy Items at the Health Store: Four Reasons to Be Wary of Supplements Who doesn’t want an extra boost to their health that’s as easy as taking one little pill? Although herbal supplements are often touted as a relatively easy way to support your body’s healthy functioning, in reality many of the products that are […]

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August 2, 2016

Don’t Bother Me: Four Things You Should Know about Adolescent Anxiety Disorders

Don’t Bother Me: Four Things You Should Know about Adolescent Anxiety Disorders My children are still quite small, but I know the day is coming fast when they will be teens. That means while raising my kids to be competent, engaged adults, I am at the same time looking out for potential problems, including anxiety. […]

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