Why depression is more than being sad

Why Depression is More than Being Sad

By Darryl Stevens | June 27, 2022

Sadness is a three-step process involving your brain, body, and behaviors. However, when it comes to depression, it’s more than just being sad. Physiological Response of Being Sad Suppose you are given the news that your best friend is moving across the country. Suppose you lose the pet that has been with you for years.…

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Family roles in addiction for recovery

Family Roles in Addiction for Recovery

By Darryl Stevens | June 6, 2022

It’s true when you hear people say their family played a role in their addiction. Everyone affected by addiction plays a part in either helping them maintain their addiction or recovery. But, how do we define family roles in addiction for recovery, and what effects do they have? 6 Types of Family Roles in Addiction…

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9 signs you might be addicted to sex

9 Signs You Might be Addicted to Sex

By Darryl Stevens | May 24, 2022

The Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM5), created by the American Psychiatric Association, does not list sex addiction or being addicted to sex as a diagnosable mental health disorder. However, it exists and is a real problem for many Americans. Research suggests between 5% and 7% of Americans are affected by an addiction to…

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10 strategies for substance abuse prevention

10 Strategies for Substance Abuse Prevention

By Darryl Stevens | May 16, 2022

Whether you are trying to practice substance abuse prevention for the first time or preventing relapse, there are strategies to help. Like overcoming any other physical or mental health condition, it takes effort. If you aren’t constantly trying to stay sober, small triggers start to build upon one another, and eventually, they overpower you. Millions…

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Gambling Addiction Symptoms, Types, and Treatment

Gambling Addiction Symptoms, Types, and Treatment

By Darryl Stevens | May 2, 2022

The National Center for Responsible Gaming reports one percent of the population has a severe gambling problem. They also state that most people with a gambling disorder have other psychiatric or substance abuse disorders with gambling addiction symptoms resembling some of the same criteria for substance abuse. Gambling disorders affect people of all ages, including teens and…

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What is high functioning depression

What is High Functioning Depression?

By Darryl Stevens | April 26, 2022

What is high functioning depression? Many people often confuse or misuse this term for persistent depressive disorder (PDD). Today, we’ll take a look at what high functioning depression really is, how it’s related to persistent depressive disorder, symptoms, causes, and treatment. Different Types of Depression, Different Symptoms It is possible for two people to have…

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How to be sober and keep your friends

How to Be Sober and Keep Your Friends

By Darryl Stevens | March 28, 2022

Hanging out with your friends helps you let go of the personal and professional stressors from the day. Drinking, laughing, and socializing can be fun. Too much of this kind of fun can become a problem, and you may be considering taking some time off and enjoying a sober lifestyle for a while. You wonder…

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A friend learning how to communicate with an alcoholic

How to Communicate with an Alcoholic

By Darryl Stevens | March 7, 2022

Communication is hard to do even when there are no major obstacles. Alcohol misuse can be a considerable obstacle, especially when trying to figure out how to communicate with an alcoholic. Depending on how long someone has had an alcohol use disorder, they may not be interested in talking. However, the more you can introduce…

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A group of young men reaping the benefits of being sober

The Many Benefits of Being Sober

By Darryl Stevens | February 22, 2022

Getting sober is not easy, but the effort you put into it pays off — such as gaining all the benefits of being sober. Your mind clears, and you can focus on other things than alcohol or drugs. You can accomplish tasks and fulfill responsibilities because your days are not filled with seeking and using…

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how to cope with anxiety and depression

How to Cope with Anxiety and Depression in 2022

By Darryl Stevens | February 10, 2022

Anxiety and depression affect many Americans today. Learning coping skills to manage anxiety and depression must be a priority this year.  The best way to do this is through individual counseling. Therapists can provide you with hundreds of coping mechanisms and regulating emotions. They can also help you create a toolbox of activities to help…

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