a young adult struggles with social anxiety disorder

Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder in a Loved One

Feeling anxious about meeting a new person or speaking in front of others is not unusual or unhealthy. Yet, for some people, social interaction is complicated and, in some ways, debilitating. This condition, also known as social phobia, a person with a social anxiety disorder has an intense fear of judgment or rejection from other…

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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…