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Millennials Too Stressed and Abusing Their Anti-anxiety Medications

Millenials Today, the millennials have emerged as the “anxious generation”. Anxiety has surpassed depression as the leading mental health concern. The American Psychological Association (APA) survey, Stress in America: Missing the Health Care Connection, marks the average stress level for Americans at 4.9 on a 10 point scale. A healthy level is around 3.6. Millennials reported [...]
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Connection Between Opioid Addiction and Mental Illness

Man on the beach Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC, Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Addiction to opioid based substances is something that commonly makes the news, with the latest celebrity coming forth with their addiction complications. While a variety of individuals are impacted by dependency on opioids, including painkillers and illicit drugs, the issue of addiction to [...]
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The One Step Program For Addiction Recovery

Woman praying on the shore The One Step Program “After he had come down from the mountain large crowds followed him. 2 Suddenly a man with a virulent skin-disease came up and bowed low in front of him, saying, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can cleanse me.’ 3 Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him saying, ‘I am [...]
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Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism

Man addicted to alcohol Contributor: Marissa A. Angileri, MSW, CADC, Addiction Specialist, Timberline Knolls Residential Center Addiction and mental illness often times go hand in hand. Self-medicating with alcohol and/ or other drugs is a common way to cope with the uncomfortable emotions associated with mental illness. Bipolar is a chronic mental illness which affects a person’s mood and [...]
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How To Deal With Sexual Temptation and Impulses

Man standing in the desert One of the hardest things to do in with any addiction, compulsion or temptation is to turn away when you most feel it drawing you in. At this point it becomes an emotional, mental, physical challenge that you can learn to win. I heard it well said, “It is like staring into the face of [...]
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