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Depression and Social Media

Social media can be a great boon to your recovery and help you feel part of an online community. Yet, if you overdo it, your mental health may be negatively impacted. Depression and social media are inextricably linked, according to new research. In fact, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research…

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Long Term Effects of Opioid Abuse

An estimated 2 million Americans struggled with opioid use in 2018. What are the long term effects of opioid abuse, and how can they affect you? Relations Long Term Effects of Opioid Abuse The New York Times just ran a poignant article titled “Has Opioid Abuse Affected You? Reader’s Respond,” in which they surveyed readers…

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Alternatives to a Drug Rehab Program in Miami Beach, FL

A drug rehab program in Miami Beach, FL may boast sparkling waters and sandy beaches. However, when it comes down to it, that’s not why you’re going to a rehab program. Additionally, while getting a great tan may seem pretty cool, it’s not what you need right now. When you go to a drug rehab…

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The Signs of Sugar Withdrawal

Sugar is sneaky and it can be addictive in the same way as drugs like nicotine, cocaine, and heroin. This is because when you eat sugar, the brain lights up and causes dopamine (the so-called reward chemical) to spike and increase your desire to have more. Like drug addiction, sugar addiction can lead to tolerance…

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6 Scary Side Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse is a term that may seem vague. However, some of the scary side effects of alcohol abuse can take a serious toll on your life. Therefore, it is important to seek treatment for alcohol abuse as soon as possible. Side Effects of Alcohol Abuse In fact, accidents and addiction are only part of…

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Do You Need to Reduce Your Smartphone Use?

When do you know it’s time to reduce your smartphone use? Your smartphone may be causing personal, social, and workplace problems – and females are even more susceptible to smartphone addiction, according to a small study by researchers from the Binghamton University-State University of New York. Participants were placed into one of the following types: Thoughtful…

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Is a Drug Rehab Program in Palm Beach, FL My Only Option?

If you suffer from drug addiction in Florida, you’re not alone. In 2017, the United States government stated that over 70,000 people died from a drug addiction. More than half of those deaths involved opioids. Moreover, in 2018, 3% of Florida teens needed treatment for an illicit drug addiction but did not receive it. If you’re looking…

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How to Practice Patience

Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, in fact, sobriety is a lifelong process. It takes time to heal your mind, body, and spirit – and being patient with the process will help you slow down and take things in stride. Learning to cultivate patience will also help as you repair relationships and allow friends and family time…

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How to Deal with FOMO

Do you ever experience “FOMO,” or the “Fear of Missing Out”? This phenomenon, defined as ‘‘the uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling that you’re missing out – that your peers are doing, in the know about, or in possession of more or something better than you’’ – impacts nearly three-quarters of young adults. What is FOMO?…

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Hope for Eating Disorder Recovery

If you or a lady in your life has an eating disorder, you may want to listen up. It is possible to recover – and, in fact, up to two-thirds of women do, according to a small study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. The catch: It took more than a decade for…