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Dealing with Depression

Dealing with depression is extremely difficult because you lack the motivation to do things that can help you. There’s a misconception about depression that people can simply pull themselves up and be happy and productive. The reality is that depression can make you feel lost and alone even though you’re not. This is one of…

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Choosing the Best Rehabilitation Centers for Young Adults

It was only about 40 years ago when the worst substances young people were experimenting with was alcohol and marijuana. Unfortunately, more and more young people are developing addictions to much stronger, more dangerous drugs. Many studies show that more and more young people are abusing prescription medications, heroin, meth, and cocaine. This is why…

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The Best Rehab Centers for Young Adults

Addiction treatment should never take a one-size-fits-all approach. Different people require a change in how to approach treatment. Treatment should change to include treating men and women differently, as well as understanding the best ways to help older adults vs. younger ones. The best rehab centers for young adults specialize in caring for this age…

Benefits of Pet Therapy During Recovery

Teens and young adults face many challenges as they work to find their unique place in the world, especially while they struggle with substance misuse or a dual diagnosis like depression or anxiety. The Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine says pet therapy programs can…

Cannabis Use & Alcohol Problems: New Study Finds Connection

As marijuana continues to find legal and social acceptance throughout the nation, researchers are trying to determine the potential public health consequences. A new study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has yielded evidence that there is a significant link between cannabis use and the development of alcohol use disorder (AUD). Cannabis Increases…

Tips To Keep Your Holiday Eating In Balance

If you are a young adult in recovery from disordered eating, you may be wary of the approaching holiday celebrations. How will you be able to face the abundance of food and drink? How will you cope with the scrutiny of concerned relatives? How will you resist slipping back into unhealthy behaviors? Use These 5…

The Advantages Of Sober Living After Treatment

For many recovering addicts, and particularly for young people, the transition back home from a treatment facility can be a very challenging time. Experts note that most relapses occur within the first 90 days of the recovery period, with the home environment being especially difficult for a variety of reasons. For some young adults, the…

Addiction In Males: Risks, Treatment, and Recovery

While addiction is an issue that affects just about every imaginable demographic group, research has shown that there are stark differences in the respective addiction experiences of men and women. Addiction experts have pointed out that from a societal standpoint, boys and men have historically been rewarded for behaviors like risk-taking, competitiveness, and impulsiveness. In…