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Gravel: The Newest Synthetic Drug Paving A Disastrous Path

“Gravel” is the newest synthetic drug to hit the underground drug market – it’s very addictive, extremely dangerous, and emergency rooms around the country are seeing the number of overdoses related to this drug escalate. In turn, they are scrambling to train healthcare professionals to recognize the symptoms of someone under the influence of Gravel. […]




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7 Reasons To Meditate and Quiet the Mind

More and more scientific research is backing up what eastern medicine has known and practiced for years; Meditation is a powerful healing tool. This is especially true for people receiving treatment for anxiety, depression, or substance abuse issues. Depression and addiction are complicated brain diseases that alter the brain in very fundamental ways. The practice […]




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Neknominate – The Dangerous Binge Drinking Game That Has Already Killed Five People

What began as a harmless and friendly drinking challenge between friends more than a year ago quickly caught fire this past Christmas thanks to social media. Today, only a few months later, at least five people have died from Neknominate. Like so many alcohol-related deaths, all of them were preventable. In the beginning, it was […]




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The 5 Stages of Change: What Stage Are You In?

Most people claim that they don’t like change, which is understandable. Even in the worst of situations, people grow comfortable where they are because they know what to expect. Fear of the unknown is so powerful that many of us are willing to accept a less than ideal life on the basis that it’s familiar […]




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Need A Mental Fix? Try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

You’re likely to hear the term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), sometimes known simply as Cognitive Therapy, used quite frequently these days. With more and more studies coming out about CBT and its beneficial, non-invasive application to a wide variety of mental and substance abuse disorders, this form of treatment is receiving a lot of attention. […]




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Why is There a Stigma About Mental Illness?

There’s no denying that society is more aware of mental illness today than in years past. With high profile celebrities, such as Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mel Gibson or Brooke Shields, speaking out about their disorders, mental health issues are getting a lot more press. In 2012, a reported 9.6 million adults suffered from a serious mental […]




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Dysthymic Disorder: When Was Your Last Good Day?

From time to time, everyone has a bad day. Life is stressful. With the amount of responsibility heaped on Americans, both in our professional and personal lives, who wouldn’t feel sad and tired on occasion? This mood is fleeting for some people. It passes in less than twenty-four hours and they get back to feeling […]




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A Crisis of Eating Disorders? 30 Million People Think So

“I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself but I’ve found it hard to practice,” pop music star, Ke$ha, wrote on her Facebook page in early January 2014. “I’ll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder…to learn to love myself again.” Hearing that another celebrity has entered treatment […]




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