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  • Building a Healthier You in 2019- Like millions of others, you started 2019 with a resolution to improve your health. Or maybe you already made some progress during 2018 and want to keep it up. Many people overlook the idea that good health is a lifestyle, not a resolution. It’s great to say you’re resolved to achieve good health, but you… Continue Reading
  • How Technology Addiction Affects Families- When most people think about addiction, they think about addiction to drugs or alcohol, or maybe prescription medication. But there is another kind of addiction that is perhaps even more common, and with harmful effects that might be harder to notice: social media and technology addiction. We’ve all experienced it, the sudden realization that everyone… Continue Reading
  • How Your Environment Can Help or Hinder Your Road to Recovery- Environment plays a huge factor in developing addictions or substance abuse habits, as Adi Jaffe Ph.D. explains in Psychology Today. Environments also play a big factor in how successfully you can recover. As Dr. Jaffe explains, there are several important factors in your environment that can make addiction more or less likely: Family, Peers, Work/School,… Continue Reading
  • Life Beyond Addiction- It’s common to hear stories about celebrities and public figures falling into substance abuse and addictions. But the stories that really impact us – the stories we should care more about – are the stories of recovery. And while the dangers of addiction and substance abuse is very necessary to stay aware of, it’s important… Continue Reading
  • Pop Culture’s Responsibility for Displaying Addiction and Substance Abuse- From music to fashion modeling trends, much of pop culture glamorizes substance abuse and addiction, often by drawing a seemingly necessary correlation between substance abuse and fame and success. This kind of portrayal not only leaves a misguided impression on people who might enter an addiction, but it’s also harmful to the addicts and loved… Continue Reading
  • Caffeine Overdose is No Joke- We like to joke, post, and wear t-shirts about being a “coffee addict,” or having “caffeine withdrawals,” but according to expert medical sources, it’s a real and very dangerous thing. Most people know that caffeine is a stimulant that causes various effects on consumers, notoriously causing feelings of alertness by making brain-body messages travel faster.… Continue Reading
  • How Employers Can Change the Problems of Addiction in the Workplace- Alcohol and drug use addictions in the workplace are wreaking havoc on American companies. Studies show that 20 million workers across the U.S. have reported alcohol-related impairment at work at least once in the past year. Drug abuse and addiction cost American companies $81 billion every year, with 1 in 25 Americans testing positive for… Continue Reading
  • Addiction Intervention – Tips for Success- Recent studies show that 1 in 10 Americans struggles with substance abuse. Many of us know someone who is caught in the trap of addiction. And most of us feel powerless to help. But not only are there effective ways to help, helping is crucial. The courage and compassion to intervene could mean everything and… Continue Reading
  • Avoid Addiction Relapses by Avoiding Triggers- If you are recovering from addiction, it’s essential to remember that you avoid the situations and mindsets that trigger relapses. A successful recovery happens when you fight triggers by understanding and avoiding them. While everyone’s situation differs, research reveals some common relapse triggers that are helpful to recognize. HALT (hungry, angry, lonely, tired) – Remember… Continue Reading
  • Nutrition and Recovery- The path to good health starts with a balanced diet. This is something we’ve all become familiar with since learning about the food pyramid in our school days. Yet when people think of the steps towards recovery, the prospect of maintaining a balanced diet is the furthest thing from their minds. The reality is that… Continue Reading

 

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