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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Your teen seems moody and withdrawn. He or she says unexpected things and acts in unpredictable ways. Is it just the usual teenage angst, or is your child high on LSD? Look for some common signs of LSD use, and learn how to start a conversation about drugs and addiction. What Is LSD? LSD is…

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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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  Outpatient programs are cost-effective venues through which teens can seek treatment while maintaining a daily routine conducive to their education, family life and social engagements. Through a reputable outpatient program, teens can maintain academic schedules while simultaneously staying accountable to outpatient program leaders, who can offer a bridge between teen addicts and concerned parents.…

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On This Page: Signs of Addiction Long-Term Consequences Finding Help 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, but…

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On This Page: Teen Depression and Parental Involvement Depression and Transitioning into Adulthood Supporting Independence Warning Signs of Deepening Depression When to Intervene The Importance of Self-Care Finding Help for Your Young Adult Child “As the mother of a high school senior who has struggled with depression for nearly 10 years, I’m anxious about how…

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