What is Seasonal Depression?

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When the weather starts to turn, it can cause a shift in the brain. Sometimes, that shift isn’t always for the better. Seasonal depression is sometimes called “seasonal affective disorder” (SAD), and it’s different from the seasonal funk that can sometimes set in when the days get shorter. Many people might experience an increase in

New Year, New You In Addiction Recovery

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If your reliance on drugs or alcohol is resulting in the need to consider receiving professional treatment, the severity of your addiction may take an extended period to complete because recovery is a process. Addiction rehab has several defined stages, starting with a thorough assessment. Each stage is vital to your journey through addiction recovery.

Give the Gift of Recovery to Your Parents This Year

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The holidays are the perfect time to reconnect with family members you might not see during the rest of the year, especially your parents. Your parents are the ones who brought you into this world and care for you no matter what you are going through in life. However, for those struggling with alcohol or

4 Ways to Embrace Healthy Living for the New Year

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COVID-19 has changed our daily routine. With more and more people staying at home to minimize exposure, it’s easy to be tempted to eat low-quality meals and junk food. A day that would have previously involved various forms of physical activity in the past now involves quarantines and lockdowns indoors, which can be detrimental to

The Importance of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

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A healthy diet can’t take the place of comprehensive addiction treatment. Detox, counseling, and aftercare are musts if you want to beat your addictions for good. However, your diet can have a significant impact on your recovery, helping you get over addiction faster and easier than would have otherwise been possible. Eating healthy foods helps

Can Nutrition Make a Difference in Addiction Treatment?

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A healthy diet can’t take the place of traditional addiction treatment. Detox, counseling, and aftercare are a must if you want to beat your addictions for good. However, your diet can have a big impact on your recovery, helping you get over addiction faster and easier than would have otherwise been possible. Eating healthy foods

3 Ways to Enjoy a Sober Thanksgiving

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The holidays add extra stress to everyone. If you or a loved one is fighting to maintain your sobriety during the holidays, read on. The first thing is to put yourself first. Self-care is important when it comes to making the decision to be sober. 2020 has been an exasperating year, to say the least.

3 Reasons to Go to Rehab Away From Home

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If you are struggling with addictive behavior, whether it be the use of drugs, alcohol, or if you abuse another substance, finding help for your difficulties is a must. Many people seek addiction treatment programs by going to a rehabilitation facility as they have several measures in place to aid in recovery. Here are three

COVID-19’s Impact on Addiction

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Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have been the norm in the US since early March in an attempt to quell the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, these practices have also had an impact on substance use and mental health disorders. Even before the world pandemic took control, millions were under the control of addiction. Unfortunately, since

What Are Healthy Coping Skills?

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As you work through your treatment plan, you participate in a number of programs and therapies that help you. You learn why you might have begun abusing drugs, how you can avoid substance abuse in the future, and the importance of a support system after treatment. One of the most important things discussed is your