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Knowing the Signs of Trauma Can Help You Recover Faster

The Oxford Dictionary defines trauma as a “deeply distressing or disturbing experience.” Typically, this includes the inability to cope because the trauma is so overwhelming, which leads to the need for support by means of counseling or other professional trauma help. Trauma is different for everyone that experiences it, and everyone has likely experienced at…

a woman feeling stressed after experiencing signs of bipolar disorder

Signs of Bipolar Disorder Every Loved One Should Recognize

As the “bi” in bipolar suggests, bipolar disorder manifests itself in two extremes–mania and depression. It’s these seemingly unrelated symptoms, and the fact that they can last for months, that may make bipolar hard to spot. So to understand the signs of bipolar disorder, you’ll need to understand the signs of each of these seemingly…

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The Dangers of Binge Drinking Revealed

The risk is real. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 95,000 people die each year because of excessive drinking. That’s one in 10 adult deaths overall. And one-half of these deaths are specifically due to binge drinking. But let’s say that a person who binges doesn’t kill themselves. There are…

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Benefits of Family Therapy

When people attend any type of recovery program. they most often return to the same home environment they were in before treatment. This can be a good thing if the environment is a supportive one. Both mental illness and addiction, however, are family disorders. When one member of the family is experiencing problems, the entire…

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Benefits of Holistic Treatment Options

Holistic treatment options offer addiction recovery clients yet another choice that may better suit their recovery. Every individual is a combination of complicated parts that have added to where they are now. One treatment method isn’t going to benefit every person. Holistic treatment options may include a combination of both alternative therapies and modern medicine.…

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Benefits of a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program

Medication-assisted treatment (or MAT) has been approved to help fight opioid and alcohol addictions. The benefits of a MAT program are many, the most important being that it helps improve the chances of a person staying clean and sober longer than many programs that use other methods. To date, MAT programs have found their greatest…