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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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Are you feeling the despair and overwhelm of these COVID-19 times? Are you worried about the mental health and physical safety of a loved one? Are you a suicide survivor?

“The person who completes suicide dies once. Those left behind die a thousand deaths, trying to relive those terrible moments and understand why?”  Clark Have you ever felt suicidal because the pain and despair seem too overwhelming to continue?  Have you had someone you love express feelings of anguish that later lead them to end …

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Op-ed: Red flags that your coworker has fallen prey to addiction during the pandemic

PUBLISHED WED, SEP 9 20209:28 AM ED Rachel Graham CEO, and John Edmonson, director of wellness, Healing Springs Ranch KEY POINTS Drug and alcohol addiction in the workplace has risen since the pandemic began. The American Medical Association reported that as of August, more than 40 states reported a rise in opioid-related deaths, along with …

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Gambling, Sex, And Internet Gaming Have Quickly Become A New Phenomenon In The Science World Known As Process Addictions

Substance use disorders targets the pleasure receptors in the brain where short term rewards are felt.  Over time, chronic substance abuse tends to negatively affect behavior, diminishes control of that behavior, and result in what is commonly known as addiction. The compulsive behaviors that arise in addiction, coupled with the lack of control and the …

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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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Staying on Top of your Recovery Journey . . . During a Pandemic and Social Distancing

The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic is a time of uncertainty that has increased anxiety for many people. Anxiety can result in many uncomfortable feelings that are felt throughout your body. Anxiety often creates behavioral paralysis and those affected are disengaged from routines and obligations. With COVID-19 the subsequent social distancing compounds feelings of dread and anxiety which makes …

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Fear, We All Feel It But How Does It Relate To Becoming Free Of Addiction?

Every human has experienced fear, it is a powerful emotion and directly relates to our survival. But when we feel fear, our ability to be rationale is affected our brains develop something called lizard brain.  How does fear show up in our bodies?  Our breathing may become labored, we may not be able to think …

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Coping Strategies For Handling The Anxiety That Uncertainty Brings

Suffice it to say, there is nothing like a global viral pandemic to throw a wrench into our day-to-day lives and routines! Because the COVID-19 situation is changing daily and because it is so fluid, it creates a lot of uncertainty around the future. Life feels out of our control. As humans, there is nothing …

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