What is the Difference Between a Bad Habit vs. Addiction?

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Many people wonder how to know when a bad habit becomes an addiction. It can be difficult to say depending on the type of habit or behaviors involved, especially if they include certain substances. First, it’s important to understand the differences and similarities between a bad habit vs. addiction. We are all, by nature, creatures … Read more

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms, Detox and Treatment

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While it might be in the news as much these days, it’s important to understand meth withdrawal symptoms, detox, and treatment because methamphetamine abuse and addiction is still a very real problem in many parts of the United States. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in 2019, an estimated … Read more

Addiction Rehab : 8 Excuses Used To Avoid It

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In case you haven’t heard all the excuses addicts use to avoid going to addiction rehab, we’ve outlined some of the most common ones here. Anyone with sufficient time in recovery will tell you that it’s incredibly rewarding and life altering. But like anything else, it comes with challenges and struggles. Understanding that and anticipating … Read more

Seasonal Depression – Symptoms and Treatment

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The fall and winter seasons can be exceptionally beautiful, as trees shed their leaves and give way to colder temperatures and a blanket of snow in some parts of the country. However, this time of year can also bring on mental health challenges, such as seasonal depression. The added isolation of quarantine, because of the … Read more

Histrionic Personality Disorder Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

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The general public often misunderstands personality disorders. These are complex mental illnesses that might present as quirky or difficult personalities. In many cases, a person suffering from a personality disorder is unable to recognize their own condition even when presented with its evidence. This is especially true in the case of Histrionic Personality Disorder. An … Read more

CBT vs DBT – Similar Yet Different Behavioral Therapies

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Behavioral therapies, like CBT vs DBT, are terms that sound more intimidating than they are in actuality. Sometimes called psycho-social interventions, these types of therapies are really just a form of communicating and learning about ourselves with guidance from a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist. Two of the most common and effective behavioral therapies are Cognitive … Read more

What is Polysubstance Abuse and Use?

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Polysubstance Abuse, or using more than one drug at a time, is increasingly common. The average adult in the United States is taking 4 medications at any one point in time. So it’s not surprising that 2 million serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) occur every year in the U.S. – resulting in 106,000 deaths annually … Read more

MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD

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In late 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a breakthrough therapy designation to study the effects of MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD Treatment to help people struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. Full approval for this therapeutic approach could come as early as 2021 or 2022. In popular culture, MDMA, which also goes by … Read more

Men’s Health Month: Top 7 Tips

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Men’s Health Month is important and shouldn’t be overlooked. From a young age, many boys are told to “man up” and they shouldn’t get emotional or show any signs of weakness. This carries through to adulthood so they build a tough exterior to suppress their inner feelings and don’t open up to others emotionally as … Read more

June is PTSD Awareness Month

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Because trauma impacts so many people, June is PTSD Awareness Month and recognized every year. While some people are able to recover after a traumatic experience, many relive their worst moments over and over… and over again. Approximately 7 to 8 people out of a 100 will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some … Read more