Recognize Potential PTSD Triggers

PTSD triggers

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects about 8 million Americans every year. While many people deal with this disorder, still more people have been through some sort of trauma. Not everyone who experiences a trauma will have PTSD, but everyone can learn about it. The more information we have about its symptoms, potential triggers, and…

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Most Common Signs of Relapse

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After going through the challenges of stabilization and recovery from substance use disorder, it can seem like the achievement of sobriety should be final and permanent. Nobody wants to go through treatments repeatedly, so when relapse occurs, it is crucial to know what the early signs might look like to quickly so that treatment can…

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How EMDR Therapy Can Help Anxiety

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Many people struggle with an anxiety disorder, while many others misunderstand it. Anxiety’s debilitating effects can be underestimated, and those who have anxiety can feel isolated as a result. When individuals are dealing with anxiety, learning about the disorder, as well as how to treat it, can ease fears. While nobody is immune from feeling…

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Spotting Alcoholism in the Workplace

alcoholism in the workplace

Workplace stress and burnout are some of the most common reasons why many turn to alcohol to self-medicate. Alcohol is the most common addictive substance used in America, and the workplace is no exception. Drinks with colleagues during happy hour or drinking to feel better after a rough day at work are common among the…

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Depression and Family Relationships

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The symptoms of depression can present themselves in many ways, and family relationships are often adversely affected by the behaviors that depression can cause. While changes in a family member’s behavior might feel frightening, especially if they seem to be negative changes, it’s crucial to understand that family support can be life-changing for those experiencing…

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How Yoga Can Impact Mental Health

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There is more and more research showing that yoga can have real mental health benefits. For those struggling with anything from addiction, to depression, to bipolar, to schizoaffective disorders, yoga can provide relief from stress, tension, muscle pain, and strain, and it can calm and quiet the central nervous system to help hone and strengthen…

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Ways to Help Stop Emotional Eating

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When dealing with overwhelming emotions or trauma, it can be easy to self-medicate in various ways to cope. Whether it is through substance use, emotional eating, or under-eating, these kinds of self-soothing mechanisms can have dangerous and even deadly effects if they are ignored and not carefully managed and treated. Because of perceived stigma and…

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Stages of Cocaine Withdrawal

cocaine withdrawal

If you or a loved one has admitted to having a cocaine addiction, it’s time to get help. It may be difficult to imagine getting through the initial period of withdrawal, especially if you don’t know what to expect. Cocaine withdrawal does not necessarily always have bad physical symptoms, but it can come with some…

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Getting Help for an Alcoholic Parent

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Every family has its problems, but a family’s health and well-being are vital for all family members. If alcohol addiction has changed your family’s dynamic, help is available. At Alina Lodge in Blairstown, NJ, our alcohol rehab center provides comprehensive and comprehensive addiction treatment for you or a loved one. Treatment at Alina Lodge is…

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Living with High-Functioning Depression

high-functioning depression

Living with depression isn’t easy, but it doesn’t always look the same for everyone. Depending on each person’s individual circumstances, depression can manifest itself in obvious ways or ways that are harder to spot. It may be that you or a loved one has been finding relationships, work, physical activities, or other aspects of life…

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