Coronavirus and Addictions – 5 Tips to Cope Now

man Sitting at the window batteling Eating Disorders and Addiction As coronavirus quickly spreads around the world, it is understandable that many of us are feeling fearful and anxious. These are unprecedented times, and no one can accurately predict how the virus will impact our social, spiritual, and economic realities. However, that does not mean we are powerless or need to give in to fear. [...]
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Coping Strategies for Parents of a Teen Struggling with Substance Use Disorder

Millenial too stressed Trying to cope with a teen’s substance use disorder (or SUD) is one of the most difficult challenges in life. It can be mentally, emotionally, physically, and even financially taxing. Parents of teens who are struggling with a SUD are often scared, feeling concerned, and fearful of the consequences of their drug or alcohol abuse. [...]
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The Trap of Drinking & Depression

Sad man Many people consider drinking alcohol as a way to relax and unwind from a stressful day at work. According to one poll, almost two-thirds of people use alcohol to unwind in the evenings. [1] The reality is that for many, alcohol may very likely lead to feeling depressed or increased anxiety. Alcohol is a depressant, [...]
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Self Medicating with Cannabis

Woman struggling with seasonal depression As more and more states are considering or are already in the process of legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, it is likely that an increasing number of individuals will attempt to start self medicating with pot. One study has shown that self-medication through cannabis use was nearly 4% higher in states that had [...]
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Psychosis and Addiction

Girl fighting Psychosis and Addiction Psychosis is an unsettling and often frightening experience. Defined as a disruption of thoughts and perceptions, which make it challenging to recognize what is real and what is not, these experiences often include seeing, hearing, and believing things that are not real. [1] Despite common perceptions, psychosis is not an illness, but instead, symptoms that [...]
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