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Tracey L. Kelley
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24
Sep

How Do I Know If I Have a Compulsive Shopping Problem?

Americans love to shop. In 2018, overall retail spending in the United States exceeded $3.6 trillion. Retail e-commerce purchases in America totaled $517.36 billion—more than any other country. In addition, more people use smartphones to shop rather than laptops/desktops than ever before because of convenience—46 percent of online shopping orders are placed with phones.* There’s...
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12
Sep

What Is Sex Addiction?

An Overview Our culture has many misconceptions involving sex addiction. Sex makes us uncomfortable, and we attach to it aspects of morality that make it even more difficult to talk about. All of this makes it challenging to recognize the differences between a healthy sex life and a damaging, compulsive one. Compulsive sexual behavior disorder,...
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28
Aug

Understanding the Connection Between Depression and Eating Disorders

A Complex Connection There’s a complicated connection between depression and eating disorders. The primary reasons for the complexity are the multiple layers of depression, how to address co-occurring disorders such as grief or trauma, and getting to the source of both the depression as well as the eating disorder. Types of Depression According to WebMD,...
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closeup of woman in white shirt with arms slightly crossed - compulsive
17
Aug

Treatment for Compulsive Behaviors

About Compulsive Behaviors All of us have particular habits and characteristics, so what classifies something as a compulsive behavior that may be harmful to you or others? Simply put, Psychology Today reports that someone exhibiting compulsive behavior does so “to relieve underlying anxieties or negative emotions. While the behavior doesn’t necessarily lead to any end...
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08
Aug

How Insurance Pays for Addiction Treatment

You shouldn’t have to worry about how to pay for addiction treatment. Fortunately, many insurance companies recognize substance use disorder as a legitimate healthcare issue and provide some form of coverage for its treatment. You or a loved one should review your policy carefully and arrange for a consultation with your insurance carrier so you...
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31
Jul

Healing Addiction Through Yoga

When you go through substance abuse rehabilitation, your body and mind receive a bit of a reset. Detoxification may help your system purge harmful chemicals, and an introduction to proper nutrition starts the rebuilding process at the cellular level. Cognitive behavioral therapy and other forms of psychological awareness provide a road map for new understanding...
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18
Jul

Inspirational Documentaries for Recovery

Sometimes the stories of others add to our motivation. When choosing to live a healthier life, aspects of inspiration help center your focus and intention. From motivational memes on social media to podcasts filled with aspiring goals to thousands of self-help books, it’s easy to get a boost just when you need one the most....
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sad woman looking out window - addiction treatment
09
Jul

The Relationship Between Trauma and Women Seeking Addiction Treatment

Trauma is a strong catalyst in women’s addiction issues. Traumatic events such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, divorce, and grief are common factors in substance use disorders (SUD) for women. While this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone trying to understand a person’s progression into drug or alcohol use, it shockingly is. The National Institute...
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woman rolling up yoga mat - yoga teacher
26
Jun

Talking to Your Yoga Teacher About Trauma

Highlight: Recreation Therapist Emily Mattimoe discusses how leisure and recreational activities can be used as coping mechanisms Yoga is often a hands-on experience between a teacher and a practitioner. This interaction is a primary advantage to working with an instructor privately or in a class, rather than following a DVD or online session. For someone...
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illustration of woman with fragmented mind or thoughts - inpatient
22
Jun

Inpatient Therapy for Mental Health

Addiction isn’t the only reason to seek treatment at a professional facility. For people struggling with mental health issues, inpatient treatment centers often provide focused, dedicated care. Individuals who immerse themselves in such environments: Understand more about their conditions Receive concentrated therapeutic attention Learn better management techniques Establish habits of wellness for a healthier life...
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