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Alcohol consumption has both physical benefits and drawbacks to the body.

Once alcohol enters your system, there are immediate physiological changes among your organs including the brain, heart, and liver which can lead to long-term health complications. Here are some little and well-known facts about your favorite cocktails, liquors, beers, and wines. The alcohol we consume in our beverages is ethanol, the only form of alcohol you can drink …

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What do you need to know about Men’s Mental Health?

Mental Health affects both men and women however its prevalence is lower in men than women. Though men are less likely to suffer from mental illness, they are less likely to seek help, and more likely to die from suicide.  Whether a man or woman, our mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. Knowing …

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Knowing these critical facts about drugs and alcohol could be a game-changer Alcohol consumption has both physical and emotional drawbacks to the body. Once alcohol enters your system, there are immediate physiological changes among your organs including the brain, heart, and liver which can lead to long-term health complications. Here are some little and well-known …

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Understanding suicide, the warning signs, and how to create a safety plan to help yourself or support others

Is it you who suffers from suicidal thoughts and feelings, or is it someone you know who does? If you’ve never suffered from suicidal thoughts, you may find it difficult to understand. Know this, suicidal thoughts or ideations can’t be willed, bargained, or pleaded away, and they are not used to manipulate or get attention. …

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Navigate Your Relapse Risk of People, Places, and Things

How to be aware of and Create an Action Plan to Successfully Navigate Your Relapse Risk of People, Places, and Things

You will probably experience relapse triggers which are usually comprised of people, places, and things.  Relapse triggers hide in social, environmental, and emotional situations that remind you of your substance use and they awaken urges and cravings to use.  These cravings are closely related to your triggers and can make resisting the urge to use …

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Trauma Has Long-Lasting Effects On Your Mind, Body & Way Of Life.

Unresolved Trauma Has Long-Lasting Effects On Your Mind, Body & Way Of Life. . . How Does Your Unresolved Trauma Affect You?

Trauma is the result of overwhelming amounts of stress from a situation that exceeds one’s ability to cope and can come about by the death of a loved one, a relationship breakup, or rejection from a loved one, to name a few.  Emotional trauma can hit even the most grounded. Actual injuries and wounds are …

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Great Tips for Self-care and Mental Health after 2020

A Few Great Tips for Self-care and Mental Health after 2020

Self-care and mental health are important, especially after 2020; the year of the worldwide pandemic, political divisiveness, and firestorms – Take these steps to ensure your mental wellbeing Wow, 2020 was a year for the books and not one we will likely forget anytime soon. 2020 was a year of a worldwide pandemic, forest fire …

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Back to the basics, the importance of nutrition, especially in recovery; repairing your body from the inside out

Most of us know or have heard, “you are what you eat”. Over the years this common-sense logic has gone by the wayside with the ease of fast food, dining out, and the need for quick solutions when your stomach grumbles with hunger. It is always important to feed our bodies with nurturing foods that …

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Has the coronavirus pandemic affected Americans negatively, causing them to drink more as a way of coping with global uncertainty?

Studies show that within 12 months of a  major disaster in The United States, alcohol consumption increases by more than 35%. It makes sense that during the worldwide pandemic Covid-19, alcohol sales have increased by more than 50%.  What does this statistic suggest? The stay-at-home orders are keeping us at home, and many people are turning …

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Why be Wary of Study Drugs: More commonly referred to as Study Buddies, Smart Drugs, and Brain Steroids. What are they, who uses them, and why?

Why be Wary of Study Drugs: More commonly referred to as Study Buddies, Smart Drugs, and Brain Steroids.  What are they, who uses them, and why? Study drugs are stimulants taken by students who think using them will increase their grades, alertness, and energy.  There are many names for different stimulants used by students as …

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