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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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For PTSD Sufferers, Emotional Content of Memories Separates From Context

People affected by post-traumatic stress disorder become susceptible to reliving trauma exposure when emotions associated with that trauma lose the factual context that places them in a rational framework, a new study by a team of Spanish and Brazilian researchers has found. Scientists have long sought to understand why and how this unwanted memory recurrence occurs in …

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Signs of Anxiety- What's Normal and What's Not

Signs of Anxiety: What’s Normal and What’s Not

When you struggle with anxiety, it can be hard to know what’s normal and what is a sign that something isn’t quite right. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, but if it feels like your anxiety is taking over your life, it’s a sign that something is wrong. At Recovery Ranch TN, we’re here to …

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4 Steps to Reducing Your Anxiety

Anxiety is about more than just worry. It’s an emotional burden and psychiatric disorder that can paralyze a person in frustration, irritability, or inaction. There’s a physical element to anxiety as well. Anxiety triggers the release of stress hormones, like cortisol, which have an impact on the way your body functions. Fortunately, you can take …

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All In the Family: Parents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Growing up is tough these days. But navigating the winding pathways through childhood and adolescence with a parent who has a mental disorder can be devastating psychologically. At the same time, children often report developing strengths and spiritual reserves to help them cope. The experience of children who have parents with OCD or obsessive-compulsive disorder …

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When Disability Leads to Depression

One day you’re working, and then you’re not. Whether it’s from an injury or a chronic illness, developing a disability as an adult leads to plenty of challenges. You find yourself unable to work or enjoy the activities you love. Sometimes this shift is temporary, but in some cases, it’s permanent. Either way, disability can …

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What Do Trauma-Informed Therapy Success Stories Have in Common?

In the last two years, our world has experienced unprecedented changes. Much of which has induced collective trauma within all of us. Counselors and therapists are busier than ever. The utilization of trauma-informed therapy in substance abuse treatment is of utmost importance. At the core of trauma-informed therapy is the belief that treatment should be deeply …

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Want to Make Sure You’re Not the Toxic Friend?

When we think of toxic relationships, we think about those people in our lives who are excessively negative, controlling and manipulative. Toxic seems to be the catch-all phrase for friendships, relationships and people so poorly matched with us that they’re more than a neutral influence; they’re negative. They affect our mental health and, oftentimes, what …

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