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Harmful Effects of Using Drugs and Alcohol During Stressful Times

One of the biggest reasons why people become addicted to drugs and alcohol is stress. We all experience stress, either good or bad, in our day to day lives and how we deal with it is very important to our wellbeing. For some people, coping with the problem results in substance abuse or alcoholism. Learn Read more about Harmful Effects of Using Drugs and Alcohol During Stressful Times[…]

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Dealing with Stress Without Using Alcohol and Drugs to Cope

One of the reasons many people start abusing drugs and alcohol is due to stress. For those who struggle with alcohol or substance abuse, learning how to deal with stress in a healthy way is incredibly important for maintaining your sobriety. By learning what stress can do to your body and developing healthy coping strategies, Read more about Dealing with Stress Without Using Alcohol and Drugs to Cope[…]

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Alternative Activities for Adults to Stay Sober

“When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.” ~ Mary Karr Recovery from addiction is an on-going process. One important element is to find sober activities that give Read more about Alternative Activities for Adults to Stay Sober[…]

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Warning Signs Your Teenager Needs Counseling

Adolescence is an exciting and challenging part of life that everyone goes through. The journey through the teenage years is often rough, but some teens struggle through this phase of life as my move through middle school and high school. As a parent, you may find it difficult to determine if your teenager is simply Read more about Warning Signs Your Teenager Needs Counseling[…]

What is Seasonal Depression and How Can it be Treated

Whether it is called the “Winter Blues” or “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD),” seasonal depression is a real form of depression, which usually introduces itself around or after the holiday season. Understanding the signs at play can help in preventing depression around the holidays. Here’s a closer look at seasonal depression and what it can mean Read more about What is Seasonal Depression and How Can it be Treated[…]

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How to Help Your Depressed Loved Ones Get Through the Holidays

The holidays are often celebrated as “the most wonderful time of the year,” but not everyone agrees with this sentiment. Many people suffer from holiday depression, which can make an otherwise happy time feel dark, stressful, and lonely. If you have loved ones who experience profound feelings of anxiety or sadness during this time of Read more about How to Help Your Depressed Loved Ones Get Through the Holidays[…]

Six Tips to Help You Deal with Depression During the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but what do you do if they bring you feelings of intense sadness instead of joy? While the bustle of Christmas shopping and cheerful music sparks excitement in many people, those events may induce feelings of sadness or even a profound sense of Read more about Six Tips to Help You Deal with Depression During the Holidays[…]

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