Understanding Marijuana and the Dependence It Can Cause

Whether you have casually used marijuana or know someone who regularly partakes, the question has probably crossed your mind: is marijuana addictive? What is marijuana? Marijuana is made up of the dried flowers, fruits, leaves and stems of the Cannabis plant. Marijuana is a psychoactive drug that has both medicinal and recreational uses, in which Read more about Understanding Marijuana and the Dependence It Can Cause[…]

Raising Mentally Healthy Children

If you’ve ever dived into research about methods on raising kids, odds are you’ve come across tens of thousands of articles with tips, tricks and suggestions. While sifting through these opinions, testing them out here and there, you’ve probably discovered that what might work with one child doesn’t work with another. Personality differences in your Read more about Raising Mentally Healthy Children[…]

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Understanding the Connection Between Mental Disorders and Substance Use

When someone struggling with a mental disorder also deals with substance use habits, or vice versa, the resulting circumstance is known as dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis is highly common in situations of drug/alcohol abuse, compounded by mental disorders, for a number of reasons. In fact, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that Read more about Understanding the Connection Between Mental Disorders and Substance Use[…]

5 tips to follow when forming a family support group

One of the biggest myths when it comes to any struggle, issue or life challenge is the mistaken belief that we’re better off on our own. Here’s the truth: no matter your situation, the support of encouraging friends, family members and peers make problems easier to handle. Victories are sweeter when you can share them Read more about 5 tips to follow when forming a family support group[…]

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How Stress Could be Affecting Your Immune System

Your immune system is a functioning miracle. Tasked with protecting your entire body – inside and out – from compromising forces, your immune system needs to be on the lookout for invaders like bacteria, toxins, foreign pathogens, unfamiliar allergens, viruses and more. And it performs its job so well that most of the time, you’re Read more about How Stress Could be Affecting Your Immune System[…]

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The Best Natural Remedies to Help you Combat Stress

Stress is a tricky thing. It seems to arise at the worst possible time, compromising productivity and undermining self-worth in the process. It can then disappear for hours, days, even weeks at a time, before reappearing and leaving a similarly destructive wake. Stress is hardly a new issue, but it has gained increased attention in Read more about The Best Natural Remedies to Help you Combat Stress[…]

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How Exercise can Transform Mental and Behavioral Health Therapy

There’s always been a positive relationship between exercise and mental health. Increased studies in recent years have indicated that there’s an especially strong correlation between fitness and therapy, especially therapy for behavioral or mental health benefit. Unfortunately, many therapists, counselors and psychologists don’t take the time to speak with their patients about the importance of Read more about How Exercise can Transform Mental and Behavioral Health Therapy[…]

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