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The Effects of Alcohol on The Body and Brain and How to Heal From Them

Alcohol is a widely consumed substance, but it can have a significant effect on the body and brain. Consuming alcohol can lead to both short-term and long-term effects on your body and brain. The impact that alcohol has on the body and brain can be damaging and can take a toll on your mental and… Continue Reading The Effects of Alcohol on The Body and Brain and How to Heal From Them

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The Conversation About Alcohol: Why We Need To Talk About The Gray Areas

Alcohol consumption is a topic that many people don’t want to talk about, often because of the stigma attached to it. But it is an important conversation to have, particularly when it comes to understanding and navigating the gray areas between balanced drinking and alcoholism. By opening up the conversation, we can become more aware… Continue Reading The Conversation About Alcohol: Why We Need To Talk About The Gray Areas

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Replacement Theory: Exchanging Unhealthy Habits for Healthy Habits to Improve Mental Health

Replacement Theory is a mental health concept that suggests that by exchanging unhealthy habits for healthy ones, individuals can improve their overall mental health. This theory suggests that replacing negative behaviors and thought patterns with positive ones can lead to more effective coping strategies for stress and other mental health issues. With this in mind,… Continue Reading Replacement Theory: Exchanging Unhealthy Habits for Healthy Habits to Improve Mental Health

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Bi-polar Disorder: Awareness, Symptoms, Impact On Relationships and How Therapy Can Help

Bi-polar disorder is a complex mental health condition that can significantly affect the lives of those living with it, as well as the people around them. Awareness of bi-polar disorder is important to reduce the stigma associated with it and to better understand the symptoms, impact on relationships and how therapy can help. This blog… Continue Reading Bi-polar Disorder: Awareness, Symptoms, Impact On Relationships and How Therapy Can Help

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The Amazing and Sometimes Challenging Life Changes in Recovery

Choosing into a life of sobriety can be both an amazing and challenging journey! Many discover incredible changes and new balances in finances, health, social relationships, and even parenting skills.  Although it is not always easy, there are life-changing benefits that come with making the decision to show up for life free from substance abuse.… Continue Reading The Amazing and Sometimes Challenging Life Changes in Recovery

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3 Key Understandings When Dealing With Depression

Depression is a serious mental health issue that affects millions of people all around the world. According to statistics, approximately 17.3 million adults in the United States alone suffer from some type of depression. Dealing with depression can be difficult, but it is important to have an understanding of what depression is and how to… Continue Reading 3 Key Understandings When Dealing With Depression

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Self-Harm Awareness Month: Hidden Signs of Self-Harm

March is Self-Harm Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the often hidden signs of self-harm. Self-harm means harming yourself on purpose. Sometimes referred to as self-injury, self-harm is a symptom of extreme emotional distress. It is important to understand the signs and symptoms of self-harm in order to provide support for those affected.… Continue Reading Self-Harm Awareness Month: Hidden Signs of Self-Harm

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Five Ways to Show Support for a Loved One in Addiction Recovery

When a loved one is going through addiction recovery, it can be difficult to know how to show your support. However, supporting a loved one in addiction recovery is essential for their recovery journey. By understanding the process of addiction recovery and learning about the various ways you can show your support, you can make… Continue Reading Five Ways to Show Support for a Loved One in Addiction Recovery

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Unhealed Childhood Wounds: The Link to Mental Health Challenges in Adulthood

Our childhood wounds can have a lasting impact on our mental health in adulthood. While we all experience some form of trauma growing up, not all of us have the chance to heal these childhood wounds. Unhealed trauma can lead to a variety of mental health challenges in adulthood, including depression, anxiety, and addiction. By… Continue Reading Unhealed Childhood Wounds: The Link to Mental Health Challenges in Adulthood

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Somatic Experiencing Therapy vs EMDR Therapy: Similarities and Differences?

Somatic Experiencing Therapy vs EMDR Therapy: Similarities and Differences? Are you considering somatic experiencing therapy or EMDR therapy for your mental health? It can be difficult to decide which treatment option is best for you, so it is important to understand the similarities and differences between these two approaches. In this blog post, we will… Continue Reading Somatic Experiencing Therapy vs EMDR Therapy: Similarities and Differences?

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