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Body Dysmorphia and Eating Disorders: Knowing the DifferenceMost people have instances where they wish they had a better build or body form, particularly when they happen to see others who have spent a good deal of time in exercise and bodybuilding. For the most part, this is normal, although there are times when people experience a range of emotions from severe disappointment [...]
Alcohol Awareness Month: A Guide to Receiving HelpThe National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has officially appointed April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Therefore, the dawn of a new month sheds much-needed light on the importance of receiving help while highlighting the struggles of addiction. This month is intended to provide everyone with a broader understanding of the true nature of the [...]
Withdrawal Management 101: A Guide to Navigating DetoxWithdrawal Management 101: A Guide to Navigating Detox The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has released data stating at least 20.4 million American adults suffer from substance use disorder in 2021, and of that number, only 10.3% have received any kind of treatment for the condition. This is an alarming fact considering that in [...]
Understanding the Cycle of AddictionUnderstanding the Cycle of Addiction One of the worst ideas ever to be believed about substance abuse is that a person could "stop whenever they want to". This is not because the entire concept is just a bad cliche, or that no one simply has the willpower to quit when they are into an addiction. [...]
Anxiety and Suicide: Recognizing the Warning SignsAnxiety and Suicide: Recognizing the Warning Signs Anxiety and suicide are two serious and interrelated mental health issues that can profoundly impact a person's life. Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can range from mild to severe. Various factors, including genetics, environment, and life events can cause it. Anxiety [...]
Alcohol and Your Immune System: How Are They Related?Many people take vitamins every day in the hope of staying healthy. Some people take vitamin C supplements to boost their immunity. Nobody wants to engage in activities that weaken the body's immune system. You may unknowingly consume substances that tax your immune system. Is drinking alcohol and your immune system connected in some way? [...]
How Do Epigenetics Affect the Risk of Substance Abuse?
For those of us who struggle with substance abuse, we may wonder: “Why me? Why do I tend toward addiction while others do not?” One’s individual risk of developing an addiction depends on a combination of factors. In the past, it was common for people to question and blame either nature or nurture. Now, however, […]
Could Regular Use of a Sauna Improve Your Recovery?
When an individual struggles with substance use and addiction, their physical and mental health are inevitably affected. For those of us in recovery, finding ways to foster good mental and physical health is essential for maintaining sobriety. Regular use of a sauna is one way to improve your recovery. Sauna usage is a holistic and […]
How Does the Peter Pan Syndrome Affect the Risk of Substance Abuse?
Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. Considering how challenging adulthood can be, avoiding grown-up responsibilities might seem great. However, Peter Pan syndrome comes with a variety of issues. One of these unfortunately is an increased risk of substance abuse. Peter Pan Syndrome Also called failure to launch, Peter Pan syndrome is basically persistent […]