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Month: April 2014

Where You End and I Begin: Perspectives on Co-Dependence and Boundary Setting By Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW

In the previous article entitled Co-Depen-DANCE, I introduced the idea that co-dependence is a learned set of ideas and behaviors that center around our relationships with others, as well as with the woman or man in the mirror. It impacts the ways in which we move through life and it has evolved from beliefs that …

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Half a Million Soldiers Battle Prescription Drug Abuse Back at Home

When soldiers return they bring home wounds both physical and mental. A recent study found that more than half of soldiers who receive opioid painkiller prescriptions continue to request and receive them months after they should have. This chronic use has spurred doctors to find the reasons why veterans can’t let go of their pain …

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treats PTSD Effectively

The treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be challenging, given its varied symptoms and that it can appear in combination with other disorders, such as anxiety or depression. Common symptoms appearing with PTSD can include flashbacks, insomnia, difficulty focusing and other symptoms commonly associated with anxiety or depression. A recent study showed that cognitive …

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Getting Real in Recovery

Hannah had been in active recovery for nearly four years before she had her first big breakthrough. She landed in treatment for love and sex addiction and had learned through the benefit of personal work and the love and support of an SLAA community of accepting, non-judgmental friends that sometimes recovery is an awkward waltz: …

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The Ranch to Sponsor Fundraising Event and Workshop About Eating Disorder Recovery

The Ranch will sponsor author Jenni Schaefer’s appearance at the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee’s annual event “An Evening of Song and Story,” at the Belle Meade Country Club on April 17. Schaefer will also conduct a workshop at The Ranch in Nunnelly, Tenn. on April 18. Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) April 1, 2014 – The …

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Depressed Marijuana Smokers Have Harder Time Quitting

Marijuana is a plant-based drug capable of producing significant abuse- or addiction-related problems, known collectively as symptoms of a condition called cannabis use disorder. People who smoke marijuana have unusually high chances of being affected by major depression or other forms of depressive illness. In a study scheduled for publication in April 2014 in the …

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