A man suffers from poor sleep quality.

Can Poor Sleep Quality Lead to Pessimism?

Do you struggle with poor sleep quality? You’re not alone. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults doesn’t get enough sleep. Moreover, the American Sleep Association reports that 50-70% of adults have a sleep disorder. Do you have trouble sleeping and a more difficult time seeing the positive side of things? According to a…

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How to Express Emotions in a Healthy Way

Recovery is a roller coaster of emotions, from frustration to fear to anger to guilt. While it’s certainly not easy, taking control of these often misunderstood emotions is essential for lasting sobriety. According to Time Magazine, if you don’t express your emotions, it can be very bad for your health. Alcohol and drug addiction can…

A man tries meditation for anxiety relief

Got Anxiety? Mindful Meditation May Help

Have you ever tried meditation for anxiety relief? A bout of meditation may do wonders to minimize mind wandering, especially if you or someone you love is coping with anxiety or experiencing anxious thoughts, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. Researchers found that a mere 10 minutes of daily mindful meditation…

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Habits That Make You More Stressed Out

Everyone deals with stress and, if left uncontrolled, it can be very damaging to your physical and mental health. There are many stressful habits that can affect your long-term sobriety. In fact, it’s the leading cause of relapse, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Stressful Habits and Mental Health While we’re all likely…

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Consequences Of Drug Abuse

One of the most devastating consequences of drug abuse is widely known given its frequency and effects on those beyond the person who struggles with substance use disorder. A drug overdose can sometimes be reversed but often leaves behind grieving family members and friends who watched as their loved one grappled with drug use. Other Consequences Of Drug…

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Physical Dependence

Drug abuse typically stems from emotional issues. Physical dependence to drugs often takes hold when these issues are left untreated. A dual diagnosis treatment program in Leicester, NC provides the support to overcome your physical dependence to drugs. How Physical Dependence Begins Physical dependence begins when the body starts adapting to drug use. For example, opiate…

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Avoidant Personality Disorder Vs Social Anxiety: The Difference Matters

It’s not surprising that many medical and behavioral health conditions exist that have overlapping symptoms. Often, this leads to an incorrect self-diagnosis. While this may be harmless in some cases, in others like an avoidant personality disorder or social anxiety, it may significantly hinder treatment. Something severe could go unaddressed regardless of the diagnosis. Here’s…