February 25, 2016

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: 3 Reasons You Can’t Ignore Trauma

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: 3 Reasons You Can’t Ignore Trauma   When you face difficult times, you have two options: work through the difficulty you’ve encountered or try to avoid it. For many who have lived through a traumatic experience, going around or burying traumatic memories can feel like the only feasible […]

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February 9, 2016

Protect Your Heart: Three Things You Should Know about Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Protect Your Heart: Three Things You Should Know about Women’s Cardiovascular Health   February is heart health awareness month, so I’m going to take a short break from writing about addiction and mental health to talk about women and our hearts. Heart disease is the number one cause of death among women worldwide, and in […]

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February 1, 2016

Therapy and Horseplay: Four Things You Need to Know about Equine Therapy

Therapy and Horseplay: Four Things You Need to Know about Equine Therapy   When it comes to equine therapy, I’ll be the first one to advocate for its use. I’ve been an avid rider all my life, and there were many times I walked away from the barn feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated, and emotionally […]

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January 27, 2016

Stop, It Hurts! Three Reasons to Avoid Prescription Pain Medications

Stop, It Hurts! Three Reasons to Avoid Prescription Pain Medications   When your body hurts, you want the pain to stop as soon as possible. Opioid-based pain killer medications are now a commonly prescribed antidote to meet patients’ chronic pain needs, and as the number of prescriptions have increased there has been a parallel rise […]

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January 11, 2016

Trying to get an Easy A: 3 Myths about Study-Aid Drugs You & Your Student Should Know

Trying to get an Easy A: 3 Myths about Study-Aid Drugs You & Your Student Should Know   It’s no secret that some young adults misuse prescription medications in order to study for a big exam or pull an all-nighter. But data compiled by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) indicates that study drugs […]

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January 5, 2016

Drink to Your Misfortune: 4 Reasons to Avoid Kratom

Drink to Your Misfortune: 4 Reasons to Avoid Kratom   Anything legal can’t be that harmful, right? So goes the thinking of many who have begun casual use of a substance relatively new to the United States, kratom. Used for centuries in Thailand as a medicinal herb, over the last few years there has been […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
December 10, 2015

How to Talk to Someone Recovering from Addiction

How to Talk to Someone Recovering from Addiction   It can be hard to know what to say when someone we care for is in crisis. It can feel safer to simply do nothing in order to avoid the messy feelings and uncomfortable communication many associate with difficult events in their lives. But what your […]

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December 8, 2015

Learning from Scott Weiland’s Death: How to Support Someone Recovering from Addiction and Protect Yourself

Learning from Scott Weiland’s Death: How to Support Someone Recovering from Addiction and Protect Yourself Scott Weiland’s recent death hit me hard. I had met him a few times, always when he was sober, and in those moments he seemed a warm and delightful person to be around. I’m not surprised by his death. I […]

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November 20, 2015

Signs of Overdependence on the Internet and Social Media

Signs of Overdependence on the Internet and Social Media The Internet provides a constant, ever-changing source of information and entertainment. It is accessible from most smartphones, tablets, laptops, many gaming systems and desktop computers. Email, blogs, social networks, instant messaging, and message boards allow for both public and anonymous communication about any topic. Young children […]

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September 30, 2015

Four Reasons to Consider Making a Psychotherapy Appointment

Four Reasons to Consider Making a Psychotherapy Appointment Have you ever wondered if psychotherapy is really worth your time, money and effort? The short answer is, “Yes. It is.” Psychotherapy aims at helping an individual with issues related to mental health, interpersonal communication, and problematic behaviors, make positive life changes. The main objective is to […]

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