For years, the conventional wisdom has been that alcohol, consumed in moderation, can have some positive effects on various aspects of health. Recently, however, a wide-ranging analysis concluded that there’s no safe or healthy level of alcohol consumption.¹ The study, published in The Lancet, examined data from 195 countries and concluded that alcohol is a…

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Talbott Recovery has a lot to look forward to this year. We’re making the leap from our old campus to a newer, bigger and better space in the Georgia foothills in Atlanta. Our new location means we can offer patients, professionals and the entire mental health industry so much more while maintaining the same great…

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By Becca Owens For someone who lives with anxiety, an episode of overwhelming anxious thoughts or a panic attack can feel crippling. Not being able to return to calm is a terrifying experience, and it can change how you view the world for quite some time. In fact, the fear of entering another episode of…

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By Alanna Hilbink A lot of people work while balancing, or learning to balance, their mental health. Nearly two-thirds of Americans are part of the labor force.1 Nearly one-fourth of Americans experience symptoms of at least one mental illness each year. Even people who don’t have diagnosable mental health issues still face a lot of…

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a condition which can lead those affected by it to make poor coping decisions. Drugs, alcohol and other means of distracting oneself in times of distress aren’t suitable coping mechanisms and do nothing to help mitigate or alleviate the symptoms of PTSD. There are numerous alternatives that can present…

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It is now widely known how dangerous drinking and driving can be. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 29 people in the United States die, every day, in crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.1 As public consciousness becomes more sensitive to this problem and laws become stricter for violators, more…

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In the world of marketing or advertising, the word “paraphernalia” is often used to describe things like brochures, books or stickers that promote a specific brand or a particular type of product. While this sort of material is certainly in use in the world of drugs, the word “paraphernalia” has a completely different connotation in…

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On This Page: A General Description Successes in the System Limitations of the Model Inspiring Changes Questions to Ask Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.” For addicts in recovery, fresh from inpatient rehabilitation programs, this quote has special meaning. These people may have homes full of treasured…

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On This Page: Signs of Addiction Long-Term Consequences About Talbott Campus Computers and the Internet have become essential tools in the modern business world. People rely on the Internet for just about everything including the following: Work Communication Medical advice Music Shopping Homework   People may jokingly claim to have an addiction to the Internet,…

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On This Page: Parental Involvement Transition to Adulthood Supporting Independence Warning Signs When to Intervene Self-Care Finding Help “As the mother of a high school senior who has struggled with depression for nearly 10 years, I’m anxious about how I can help her adjust to life on her own without smothering her or somehow enabling…

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