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5 Ways to Stay Relaxed on a Daily Basis

Practicing the skills of staying relaxed or becoming relaxed can make a tremendous difference in a person’s health. Constantly stressing out or worrying about things in life that can go wrong is not a healthy mindset to have, especially on a day-to-day basis. In honor of Relaxation Day, here are five notable methods to help …

Generations Of Addiction: Breaking The Cycle Starts With You

Just like cancer and diabetes, addiction is a disease that tends to run in families due to genetic and environmental factors. Having generations of addiction run in the family produces other dysfunction (e.g. abuse, neglect, abandonment, toxic relationships, etc.). Fortunately, genes are not destiny, and learned behaviors can be unlearned. Whether or not their family …

How Healthy Eating Can Help You During Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery and Nutritional Health While most people will agree that going through detox and allowing the body to rid itself of drugs and other contaminants is an integral part of substance abuse recovery, many fail to realize how consuming a healthy diet can further enhance their addiction recovery efforts. A healthy, well-balanced diet is …

How Withdrawal Symptoms are Affected by Mental Health Disorders

Mental health issues can have a negative impact on a person’s mind and life. Substance abuse disorders are strongly correlated with mental illness. Abuse of these substances may increase the risk of mental health problems like depression, and many people are often afraid to seek treatment for their mental health problems because they keep their …

Selena Gomez Reveals She Deletes Instagram Because of Its Mental Health Impact

She may be Instagram’s third most-followed celebrity account, but Selena Gomez has revealed that the negative impact of social media on her mental health has led her to remove the app from her phone. On last Wednesday’s episode of “Live with Kelly and Ryan”, the 26-year-old admitted to the hosts that she does not have …

Men’s Health Month-Substance Abuse Differences in Men and Women

June is Men’s Health Month! Every year, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the United States anchored by a Congressional Health Education Program. The White House recognizes June as a month to encourage men and their families around the world to be vigilant when it comes to managing their health. The purpose of Men’s Health …

Most Common Addictions in the United States

Addiction doesn’t discriminate. Most people think of alcohol and hard drugs when they contemplate addiction, but there are many different types of substance abuse. In fact, there are 10 distinct substance use disorders recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, Fifth Edition. In the United States, nearly one out of every …

The Dangers of Long-Term Suboxone Use

Suboxone is a drug containing a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an agonist (partial), that helps mitigate symptoms related to opiate withdrawal during detox. Buprenorphine’s effects can include effects similar to opiates like euphoria or respiratory depression, but they are much milder than methadone or heroin. Suboxone works to block withdrawal symptoms, while …

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