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Mindfulness Meditation

Exploring Mindfulness Meditation In layman’s terms, mindfulness meditation is all about keeping the mind in the here and now, or in other words being present in all the elements of everyday life. As noted by mindfulness practitioners, sometimes refer to it as sitting, for on the surface that’s all there is to it. One sits […]



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Depression Management

Ways to Help Manage Depression With winter right around the corner, now is a good time to start some new behaviors to help ward off depression. Depression is often misunderstood as simply being extremely sad, but the fact is depression is a condition with serious emotional effects. According to the centers for disease control and […]



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Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

The Risks of Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy Is sharing a few drinks while pregnant with family and friends on a special occasion okay? ” There is no known safe amount of alcohol or safe time to drink while pregnant.” – Centers For Disease Control and Prevention Dr Tara Allmen, ObGyn, suggests avoiding alcohol during pregnancy. […]



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Detecting Opioid Addiction in Older Adults

Despite common belief, addiction is a nondiscriminatory disease that can affect anyone, regardless of age, color, race, ethnicity, financial status, or gender. Addiction can take place in a wide range of forms, including prescription medication addiction. Of the large majority of the United States population suffering from chronic pain, many of those individuals are prescribed […]



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How Long Does It Really Take To Kick Addiction?

How Long Does It Really Take To Kick Addiction? So, how long does it really take to kick addiction? Like most illnesses, addiction recovery timelines are directly dependent on the individual at hand. Many considering seeking treatment are more concerned with how long they will have to commit to such treatment programs, as opposed to […]



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September is National Recovery Month!

September is National Recovery Month! National Recovery Month strives to educate those living with mental and/or substance abuse disorders of available treatment solutions that can allow them to live a healthy and gratifying life. In its 25th year of recognition, National Recovery Month not only educates those in need of help of available treatment options, […]



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New School Year, New Drinking Habits?

The start of a new school year can initiate a variety of things – new friends, new living facilities, new university or college, new experiences, and of course, new habits. During these developmental years of your young adult’s life, they will begin to determine what kind of people they want to be associated with and […]



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Exposing the Stigma of Bipolar Disorder

As the term “bipolar” continues to be thrown around on a daily basis referring to someone who is experiencing a minor mood swing, it becomes increasingly more relevant that we set boundaries for the term. Bipolar disorder is a manic-depressive illness that affects the brain, causing abrupt changes in mood and activity levels. Bipolar disorder […]



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Common Myths About Depression Dispelled

Common Myths About Depression Dispelled As the recent suicide of Robin Williams has brought the topic of depression to the forefront, it is important that we dispel some very common myths about the disease – Yes, disease. Many individuals fail to recognize depression as a disease; rather, they assume that individuals choose this path. A […]



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Medications That Might Help Treat Alcoholism

Medications That Might Help Treat Alcoholism While it’s not talked about much, there are actually medications available that can aid patients in the treatment of alcoholism. What’s surprising is how few people, including medical professionals, know about them. The Journal of American Medicine Association (JAMA) released a paper earlier this year, which analyzed more than […]