Category: Mental Health

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26 March

Having a partner who will hold your hand even during your worst moments is a big blessing. Even though relationships are meant to be happy, a simple downfall can ruin the trust between a couple. In cases of substance use disorder, the home can change from a haven to a place full of turbulence. You […]

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18 March

We might not be able to control what’s happening in our world, but we can control how we react to it. While this is an especially challenging task to someone in recovery, focusing on gratitude is a great form of self-care to keep one’s mindset positive and upbeat. Saying Thank You for the Little Things […]

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29 January

Do you think that all homeless people are either alcoholics or drug addicts? If so, you are not alone. Most homeless individuals are labeled as such. Homelessness and substance abuse are connected, and the truth of the matter is that substance abuse is both a cause and a result of homelessness. This doesn’t mean that all homeless […]

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19 January

As parents of teens, many of you may have overheard the terms honey oil, wax, dabs, budder, shatter, or black glass.  These terms don’t refer to a new brand of candy or soft-drink.  Instead, they are street names for marijuana concentrates that are becoming more popular among teenagers recently.  Surprisingly, about one in four teens admit […]

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13 January

Americans are losing their lives to drug overdoses in increasing numbers each year.  The sharpest rise in deaths occurred between 2016 and 2017. Respectively, the death toll rose from 63,632 to 70,237.  The three drugs most frequently involved in the deaths are cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl. However, several other illicit and legal drugs are also […]

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14 December

Although the practice of mindfulness and meditation are only recently advocated in western psychology, they have been trusted, effective treatments in eastern traditions for hundreds of years. If you are asking yourself: “what is mindfulness?” the textbook defines it as the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. While being a little […]

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08 December

When we come into the world, our mind, our thoughts, and the voices in our head are quiet because they don’t exist yet. Our body and spirit have entered the world, but our mind and our filters have not. We’re like an expectant empty tank waiting to be filled with what we think and feel […]

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05 December

With actors, singers and other celebrities almost flaunting drug use in the western world it begs the question whether we should take our cues, as many often do, from the rich and famous. It doesn’t make sense that anyone would actually start using drugs, smoking or drinking because our favorite celebrities are doing it, we […]

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22 May

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to many reading this that celebrities have more influence over how we think, how we develop as individuals and how we view ourselves, then they probably should. In 2018, and indeed for the past few years, and next few, it has been and will continue to be difficult for […]

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