Lorna Stegall

Social Distancing, a New Phenomenon so How Do We Deal With It?

Here’s How To Make It Through! Social distancing, what does that even mean anyway? Social or physical distancing are non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures done to prevent the spread of a contagious disease reducing the number of times people come into close contact with each other. A nation asked by our government to stay at home …

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Did you know? Human Connection just might be the Opposite of Addiction

If the human connection is the opposite of addiction, can there be addiction where there is a connection? In a 2015 TED Talk entitled “Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong,” British journalist Johann Hari talks about the underlying causes of addiction, concluding that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it’s the …

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Alcohol Makes Depression and Anxiety Much Worse

In many cases, people have a drink or two to overcome depression and anxiety. A stressful job, a relationship breakup, or personal disappointments are common reasons for drinking. But something happens along the way, and the temporary problem with its quick solution becomes a permanent fixture in life. It’s at this juncture that an alcohol …

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Lots of News About The Heroin Epidemic in Texas

In the latest news stories, the heroin epidemic has spread around the country to Texas and has crossed demographic lines. The epidemic has targeted individuals across income levels and in different areas of the country. The Centers for Disease Control recently showed that heroin use was up 60 percent among Americans who made $50,000 or …

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Knowing The Addiction Definition Isn’t Enough to Get You Sober

While some people are in denial about their addiction, it can actually be difficult to tell when recreational drug use has turned into an addiction. The addiction definition says that an addiction is when the brain’s memory, reward and motivation systems are rewired by drug abuse. Anyone can develop an addiction, and the right treatment …

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