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Overcoming Hidden Drinking Cues This Holiday

The holidays are rife with things that make picking up a drink feel like the most natural thing in the world. Maybe it once was, but that urge can feel catastrophic for you at this place and moment because you aren’t drinking anymore. And alcohol drinking cues and all their roles in holiday togetherness feel …

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Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety and Alcoholism

Millions of Americans suffer from social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Both of these disorders make it much more likely for people to struggle with alcohol addiction. Anxiety and addiction are both serious mental health disorders that can have a profound impact on a person’s life. The relationship between anxiety disorders and alcohol is …

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Older Adults May Have PTSD Symptoms After Serious Fall

Older adults may be at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a severe fall. As seniors age, the likelihood of falling and severely injuring themselves grows. Falls can result in serious injury and are the leading cause of fractures in older adults. But falling may have even more severe psychological implications for some seniors. If …

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Rebuilding Relationships Damaged by Addiction

Addiction is one of the most common culprits of suffering relationships. While you cannot spend the rest of your life feeling bad about your past actions, it is important to recognize that your relationships may have been badly damaged by your substance abuse disorder. In recovery, you must make amends to the people you have harmed. …

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The Dangers of Being Sleep Deprived

Lack of sleep can give people headaches, make them irritable, and even leave them feeling drunk. Many don’t know that lack of sleep can also cause a sense of euphoria that can cloud a person’s judgment and reasoning ability. According to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, this euphoria and lack of sound mind …

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Help With Anger Key to Preventing PTSD After a Natural Disaster

PTSD is a serious mental health condition more commonly associated with sources of emotional and physical trauma such as combat and sexual assault. However, it is also a reaction that can occur after someone survives or witnesses a natural disaster. Natural disasters are often unpredictable and can cause widespread destruction, leaving survivors feeling helpless and …

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Injection Drug Users Who Also Abuse Stimulants at High Suicide Risk

A team of Canadian researchers says that people who inject drugs have an exceptionally high risk of suicide when using stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines. Injection drug users have relatively strong chances of developing diagnosable problems with substance abuse and addiction. They also have elevated chances of making suicide attempts and actually committing suicide. In a …

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