The Types of Personality Disorders

types of personality disorders

Your personality consists of the way you feel, think and behave. Upon reaching adulthood, most people have personality traits that are consistent from day to day, year to year. However, 9% of Americans, which is nearly 1 in 10 people, are affected by a personality disorder. Some could benefit from personality disorder treatment to address…

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Observing World Mental Health Day

world mental health day

The World Federation for Mental Health was founded in 1948 to promote mental health awareness. It continues to be the only international multidisciplinary, grassroots advocacy and education organization concerned with all aspects of mental health. Together with the global community, they have come to recognize October 10th as World Mental Health Day. Since 1992, World…

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Common Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

prescription drug abuse

Prescription drug abuse can lead to opioid addiction, which leads to an increased risk of overdose and death. Millions of people struggle with prescription drug abuse every day, and it is often nearly impossible for them to stop using without the support of a team of addiction specialists. If you or someone you care about…

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Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal

opioid withdrawal

Opioid addiction is a chronic disease resulting in serious, long-term health problems. The use of opioids will, over time, bring about significant changes to the brain, financial issues, social distress, and relationship problems. This type of addiction is identified by an overwhelming urge to use opioids, some of which may have been initially prescribed to…

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The Dangers of Party Drugs

party drugs

Going out to a club at night is a long-held tradition for teenagers and young people, and does not necessarily, in and of itself, mean trouble. Unfortunately, as part of the modern party scene, a night out also includes the use of party drugs and a growing reliance on synthetic drugs to have fun. Partygoers…

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Benefits of Transitional Housing

transitional housing

Transitioning from treatment for a substance use disorder to regular life as you once knew it can be a challenging and emotional path. During this delicate yet pivotal time, it can be difficult to always make the wisest and safest decisions. Transitional housing in a halfway home helps to bridge the gap between the residential…

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Does My Loved One Have a Drinking Problem?

drinking problem

When characters on TV shows and in movies have a drinking problem, the depiction is often romantic or tragic, or at the very least dramatic. But alcohol addiction does not always look like that. In fact, sometimes, it is hard to spot. The reality is, a drinking problem may not cause someone to fall over…

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Observing World Suicide Prevention Day

world suicide prevention day

With over 47,500 Americans dying by suicide in 2019, suicide ranks as the 10th leading cause of death in the country. As terrifying as that staggering figure is, it’s the 1.38 million suicide attempts in that same year that should be even more alarming and ringing the bell loudly for increased focus on suicide prevention.…

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How Stress Can Impact Addiction

stress and addiction

Stress itself can be stressful. The word alone may make you start sweating and feeling nervous. But stress is important because it is how your body responds to outside events, changes, and trauma, whether that is a single event, recurring problem, or ongoing issue with no end in sight. Not all stress or the events…

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Benefits of Sober Living for Women

sober living for women

Transitional homes for women provide a safe, drug and alcohol-free environment that encourages sober living for women. The Haley House sober living facility is an option for individuals that have already found success with a professional substance use disorder or addiction treatment program. These spaces offer newly sober women supportive and structured living conditions to…

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