The Challenges of the First Year Sober

If you have relied on alcohol or drugs for any length of time to escape from reality or to relieve bad feelings, learning to live sober can be very challenging. The intense symptoms of withdrawal are only the beginning. Although you may wish you could just get through detox and then live happily ever after,…

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What Predicts Self-Harm in People With Borderline Personality Disorder?

The majority of people affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD) engage in a form of self-harm known as non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Underlying reasons for this behavior can vary widely from person to person. In a study published in the journal Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotional Dysregulation, researchers examined the factors that help predict non-suicidal self-injury…

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Borderline Personality Disorder Hinders Recovery From Depression and Vice Versa

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and major depression are highly interactive conditions, a new study from Harvard University-affiliated McLean Hospital finds. Specifically, the presence of BPD hinders a timely recovery from major depression, while, conversely, the presence of major depression hinders a timely recovery from borderline personality disorder, researchers say.

Support Group Meetings Vital to Your Recovery

If the idea of sitting among a group of fellow recovering addicts sharing their stories makes you cringe, you’re not alone. The support group setting is not everyone’s favorite, but is it important? The answer is not completely straightforward for a couple of reasons. One is that everyone is an individual and there is no…