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There’s no doubt about it, addiction is a mental illness just like any other. We already know that conditions like depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety have an immense power to control our moods and thoughts. So, why would addiction be any different?

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Choosing a rehab, or treatment center, for yourself or a loved one can lead you down a rabbit hole. If you connect online with an unscrupulous phone center, or rehab, the odds of you being “sold” to the highest bidder as a piece of commerce is high. If you are “sold” on the phone and send your loved to a rehab that lacks clinical care or has nobody else similar to your loved one present – will they connect?

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Did you know that Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness? Here in the US, over 40 million adults struggle with anxiety. That’s about 20% of us!! Anxiety leads to missed work, opportunities lost, and can simply ruin our day. This is why we need strategies for dealing with anxiety, in the short and long term.

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It can come as a hard shock to find out out that you, a family member, or a friend has a mental health disorder. However, before jumping to any conclusions or making harsh judgements, take some time to learn more about what mental health disorders really are. You’ll find that mental illness doesn’t ‘t equal “crazy,” or inadequate. It’s quite possible to live a healthy, vibrant, successful life with mental illness.

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A lot of us have smoked for so many years now it seems impossible to quit. Have you tried to stop smoking? Or are you currently trying? Most smokers have a few attempts to quit under their belt. Likely, this is because we all already know it’s horrible for our health! But it’s a mighty task, which is why you need to stop smoking with clear goals.

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When one person develops an addiction, it affects the entire family. Oftentimes, when addiction happens, there is a complex network of codependent relationships and conflicts within the family. A drug intervention specialist might be able to help you and your family sort through these problems. Most importantly, interventionists can help you finally convince your loved one to accept treatment.

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A lot of people seem to get on just fine with drinking alcohol on occasion. Others however, don’t get on just fine, and end up with a serious addiction. Is alcohol addictive? If so, why exactly is alcohol addictive? If you’re new to drinking, you might be wondering about these kinds of things. We’re going to try and give you some answers that will hopefully help you make more informed decisions about alcohol.

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Eating disorders have affected millions of us young people in the US. They’ve caused us to miss out on school, careers, relationships, and opportunities of all sorts. Perhaps worst of all, they make us think that we can’t be happy until we obtain the perfect body. Eating disorders can damage our health and even end lives, but fortunately recovery is possible! This is why we need to learn more about ways to manage eating disorders so we can finally move on.

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When we hear the word anorexia, most of us will picture a severely underweight young woman in our mind’s eye. However, this is just a stereotype! Men get eating disorders too even though we see more images of female anorexia and hear more PSA’s about eating disorders targeted towards women. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that male anorexia exists too, and that it’s just as serious!

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We’re taught from a young age that alcohol abuse has it’s risks. It’s common knowledge that when we’re drinking we can get hurt, feel sick, and get alcohol poisoning if we have too much. Even the advertisements and bottles of alcoholic drinks themselves blast warnings at us because it’s the law. The Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act (ABLA) of 1988 makes it mandatory for all alcoholic beverage manufacturers to put a little warning on their labels.