how to break an addiction

How to Break an Addiction

By Amanda Stevens, BS | August 1, 2021

It’s hard to break an addiction, especially when your brain doesn’t want you to stop. Becoming addicted is easy. You consume a drug, drink alcohol, gamble or game, and win. These actions create a reaction in the brain that makes you feel good. When you win, or a substance like alcohol or opioids enters the…

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How to Get Sober and Stay Sober

How to Get Sober and Stay Sober

By Amanda Stevens, BS | July 14, 2021

If you’ve developed a bad habit with any substance, you may be interested in learning how to get sober and stay sober. This past year has been difficult for so many people for so many reasons. If you find yourself taking certain addictive substances, like alcohol, more often than usual, or you just want to…

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types of treatment for depression

Types of Treatment for Depression

By Amanda Stevens, BS | July 5, 2021

There are several types of treatment for depression today in light of the vast difference in how depression affects people. Depression often requires a unique approach toward treatment based on the person’s unique experience. In this article, we’re exploring several types of treatment for depression. Types of Treatment for Depression Depression is a very common,…

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5 types of depression

5 Types of Depression (And How Treatment Helps)

By Amanda Stevens, BS | June 5, 2021

There are several common types of depression, each with unique characteristics. Here are the 5 types of depression and how treatment helps. 5 Types of Depression If you or someone you know is living with depression, you might see or experience symptoms that don’t look like what you expect. Did you know that there are…

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Symptoms of High-Functioning Depression

Symptoms of High-Functioning Depression

By Amanda Stevens, BS | June 1, 2021

The word “depression” brings to mind a certain set of images. You might think of someone crying, isolated, or confining themselves to their bed, room, or home rather than going out and meeting other people. Certainly, all of those could describe someone with depression, but depression doesn’t always look like you think it should, either. …

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How to Handle Depression

How to Handle Depression (One Day at a Time) 

By Amanda Stevens, BS | April 10, 2021

To understand how to handle depression, you need to be able to identify the common symptoms. Experiencing the highs and lows that come with life is part of the normal human experience. It is unlikely that anyone will go without experiencing some periods where some depression is present. In this article, we’re taking a look…

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How to Deal with Dissociation

How to Deal with Dissociation

By Amanda Stevens, BS | March 24, 2021

Dissociation is best described as a mental health condition in which you feel disconnected from your thoughts, feelings, memories, and surroundings. This disconnection results in a lack of continuity, making you feel detached from the people around you and even yourself. This article will explore several types of dissociation and how to deal with dissociation.…

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what are the signs and symptoms of depression

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Depression?

By Amanda Stevens, BS | February 15, 2021

There are several common signs and symptoms of depression. While it’s normal to experience feelings of sadness and even short episodes of depressed feelings, long-lasting symptoms of depression can hurt your ability to function in basic daily tasks. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at one of the most common questions we hear…

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stages of gambling addiction

The Four Stages of Gambling Addiction

By Amanda Stevens, BS | January 23, 2021

Gambling in the United States is big business. Having survived more than a few attempts to be outlawed, avenues to facilitate gambling have increasingly become legalized. In addition to state lotteries and tribal casinos, legal sports betting and online gambling portals have provided the public with easy access to gambling. Like many behavior-related addictions, gambling…

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how to help a family member with drug addiction

How to Help a Family Member with Drug Addiction

By Amanda Stevens, BS | January 15, 2021

It’s not easy watching a family member struggle with drug addiction. Substance abuse and addiction have a detrimental impact on nearly every aspect of life, resulting in changes in relationships, financial stability, and employment. If drug addiction is ignored, it will likely only get worse. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at how…

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