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The New Face of Heroin Addiction

There is a new face of heroin and it hits way too close to home for comfort for suburban families. Heroin tendencies have transferred from inner cities and impoverished neighborhoods to white suburban neighborhoods. Where affluence used to mean stability, it now means drug experimentation. The National Institute on Drug Abuse concluded that 156,000 individuals […]




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The What and Why of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

According to the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) PTSD, or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, is caused by the exposure or experience of a traumatic event. A traumatic event is described as sexual violence, serious injury or death of a family member, friend or loved one. PTSD can cause excessive anxiety, intense stress, nightmares […]




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Exploring Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation is about keeping the mind in the here and now or being present in all the elements of everyday life. Mindfulness practitioners, sometimes refer to it as sitting, because on the surface that’s all there is to it. One sits in a comfortable position, and focuses on breathing. The practice is a gentle […]




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Depression Management Without Medication

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 prevention, it is estimated that […]




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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. There are numerous studies that have determined […]




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