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Adderall Abuse And Depression
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Adderall and Depression

Depression is one of the most debilitating mental health issues impacting millions of Americans every year. Having major depression can increase the risk of substance abuse, and even suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among…
deal with stress without alcohol
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How to Deal With Stress Without Alcohol

Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences. Anything from everyday responsibilities like work and family to serious life events such as a health diagnosis or the death of a loved one can trigger the onset of stress.…
Substance Abuse Group Therapy Treatment
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Benefits of Group Therapy for Substance Abuse

Recovering from alcohol or drug addiction can be overwhelming and frightening, and if you have decided to seek help, congratulations. Many options for treatment are available in Colorado, including highly effective addiction rehab programs.…
Mental Health And Addiction
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Serotonin vs Dopamine Deficiency Symptoms

Cultivating a happy, calm, and motivated mind that finds ease in concentrating, relaxing, and sleeping soundly is no simple undertaking. There are many factors that affect a person’s mental wellbeing, and one of the most significant is a group…
supporting someone with an addiction
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Helping Someone with Addiction

Alcohol and drug dependency can be isolating for the 19.7 million Americans intimately familiar with the struggle. The sometimes selfish nature of the disease convinces individuals that it should be handled alone because it’s a personal battle.…
Dopamine Deficiency Symptoms
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Dopamine Burnout

If dopamine is our brain’s feel-good chemical, what happens when this neurotransmitter production is exhausted? Dopamine deficiency is real and extremely problematic for people currently experiencing downturns in dopamine production. After…
woman practicing meditation and addiction recovery practices
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Meditation and Recovery: A Personal Experience

My passion for meditation and Eastern spirituality sprang from a more than emphatic suggestion from my first AA sponsor. In retrospect, it must have been painfully obvious to my sponsor that I was in need of practical skills to assist me…
women discussing primary emotions
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Understanding Primary Emotions: A Holiday Survival Skill

The holidays are full of family, feasts, parties, and gifts. It can be a time full of love, community, delicious treats, and exciting moments, but it can also be a time of stress, guilt, financial difficulties, and overstimulation. The holidays…
woman with question marks around her head as she ponders what are life skills
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What Are Life Skills and Life Skills Training?

You don't know what you don't know. Yes, that statement sounds silly at the onset, but how many of us are guilty of missing that blatantly obvious fact? The problem is when we have forgotten how it was to learn something that has become…