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Treating Depression with Inpatient Therapy

Major depression, not just periodic moments of feeling blue, is considered one of the most common mental disorders, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The agency refers to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders definition...
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Mindfulness for Better Meditation

Although there are numerous techniques for meditation, many people are still uncertain about how to do it. However, the practice is often easy to incorporate into your recovery. One way to meditate is to pause in a quiet space, close...
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Understanding Stress and How to Cope

Stress is a dirty word for many people, and with good reason. We often don’t feel its full effects until it’s wreaked havoc on our emotions, thoughts, and physical well-being. But did you know that stress isn’t always a bad...
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What Is SMART Recovery?

A primary aspect of a continuum of care plan involves techniques that enable you to not only maintain sobriety, but also uncover your best self. This isn’t simply social media affirmation. Through exposure to positive influences and new ways of...
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Alcohol-Related Deaths for Women Are Rising

One reason why women are so susceptible to chronic illness and death due to alcohol abuse is due to how their bodies metabolize it. Research provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) suggests it’s because women...
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What Is Binge Drinking?

It’s easy to think we’ll simply bounce back after a lot of water and a good night’s sleep. But what’s the dividing line between having a little too much alcohol and actually binge drinking? The definition of binge drinking is...
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Choosing a Treatment Center for Your Recovery Journey

Seeking treatment for substance abuse or behavioral disorders is a brave decision. Whether you or a loved one needs care, there are some ways to be certain you’re selecting the right facility. Integrated Approach Working with professionals who have a...
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Creating Balance in Your Body After Addiction

One crucial component of recovering from addiction is to eliminate toxins from your body and enable its natural healing processes. It’s not always enough to simply stop abusing drugs or alcohol: the body has to be restored with proper hydration,...
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Explaining Your Recovery to Relatives

Choosing to share your journey of addiction and recovery is probably one of the most personal revelations you’ll have in life. It’s important to remember that you decide what to talk about, what details are important, and how much to...
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