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Committing To Drug Rehabilitation Is Your First Step To Recovery

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Committing To Drug Rehabilitation Is Your First Step To Recovery

When you are addicted to drugs, it’s hard to think about the future. If you are struggling with addiction, the most important thing to remember is that there is plenty of support available when you are ready to kick the habit. Your first step is detox, followed by a drug rehabilitation program. Whether you are in a rehabilitation program inpatient, or you attend a program as an outpatient will depend on your level of commitment, and the recommendations of your treatment providers. Commit to Your Own Sobriety The only person that can...

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Dealing With An Absentee Ex? How Can You Help Your Children Cope?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dealing With An Absentee Ex? How Can You Help Your Children Cope?

If you’ve recently divorced your child’s other parent and are surprised and dismayed to find that your former spouse has taken on an absentee role, you may be feeling guilt, regret, and anger — especially if your child becomes upset that he or she can no longer live in a two-parent home. What options do you have when it comes to helping your child deal with a parent’s absence, as well as taking on the single-parent role yourself? Read on to learn more about some therapy and other assistance that will help you and your...

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A Guide To Understanding Common Treatment Options For Depression After A Pregnancy Loss For Mourning Mothers

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Guide To Understanding Common Treatment Options For Depression After A Pregnancy Loss For Mourning Mothers

If you have recently experienced a pregnancy loss, it is important to be familiar with the symptoms of depression and aware of the treatment options available to you if you suspect that you have become depressed. In addition, it will also be helpful to be aware of the differences between the normal grief that is common after a pregnancy loss and depression, which can impact your life for a long time in a myriad of ways. Since at least one out of ten pregnancies will end prior to 20 weeks, you are not alone in your loss…even though...

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Proper Steps To Take If Your Teen Is Addicted To Pornography

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Proper Steps To Take If Your Teen Is Addicted To Pornography

If you caught your teenager looking at pornography online, you are most likely concerned about this action. Your child’s activity in viewing of pornography can be an uncomfortable situation for a parent to address, but is necessary for the well-being of your child. Here are some tips you can use to effectively deal with this problem appropriately so it does not escalate in intensity or frequency. Deal With The Problem Head-On Many parents think that their child may have been experimenting with new ventures in the viewing of nudity and...

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Ways To Cope With The Loss Of Your Cat

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ways To Cope With The Loss Of Your Cat

If your pet cat recently ran away and you are depressed daily and no longer wish to participate in activities that you previously enjoyed, the following tips may help you come to terms with the loss and help you move on with your life in a positive manner. Speak To A Professional Meet with a licensed counselor (such as Timothy D. Berry, Ph.D.) to discuss your feelings and gain an understanding of why you are feeling so poorly. A counselor will discuss the stages of grief with you and may offer some ways for you to overcome the loneliness...

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Things You Should Never Say To A Family Counselor

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Things You Should Never Say To A Family Counselor

Going to counseling can be one of the best decisions that you make for your family. Whether you have a small issue within your family or you are facing major losses together, family counseling empowers you to connect with those you love the most in a new way. With the guidance of a caring therapist, you can learn many things about communicating with your loved ones and discover ways to strengthen your relationships. As you seek help through therapy, keep in mind these things that you should never say to a family counselor. Don’t Say...

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The Toll Lupus Can Take On Your Emotional And Cognitive Health

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Toll Lupus Can Take On Your Emotional And Cognitive Health

Along with the physical health problems lupus can cause, the disease can affect your mental and cognitive health. Damage to brain cells may occur as the result of changes in blood flow to the brain, inflammation, and antibodies that sometimes enter the brain. But developing an awareness of the potential effects that lupus can have on your cognitive function and state of mind may help you cope better with any changes that occur. Effects of Lupus On Thinking and Behavior Many individuals with lupus develop some level of cognitive dysfunction...

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Three Common Reasons Why Drug Addiction Occurs And How To Treat These Causes

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Common Reasons Why Drug Addiction Occurs And How To Treat These Causes

Drug addiction help can begin the minute you recognize you have a problem. However, you should be aware that there is almost always an underlying cause. People do not simply wake up one morning and become addicted to prescription pain pills or heroin. There is something else deep within their bodies or their minds that has triggered a need for relief, and the drugs they take seem to help resolve that for a time. Before you get started on your road to recovery and sobriety, consider the following common reasons/causes for drug addiction and...

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Help Is Available To Win The Battle Against An Addiction To Prescription Painkillers

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Help Is Available To Win The Battle Against An Addiction To Prescription Painkillers

If you have been struggling daily without painkillers after your prescription ran out and are now purchasing them from street vendors in order to cope, you may be suffering from an addiction and require assistance to overcome the cravings that you are experiencing. The following suggestions may help you deal with the problem at hand and provide you with coping mechanisms that will assist with living a healthy, drug-free life. Complete An Online Substance Abuse Assessment Online assessments are confidential and free to take. Each one will ask...

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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps With Overcoming Anxiety

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps With Overcoming Anxiety

Anxiety can occur for any number of reasons. In general, people who are feeling anxious feel that their thoughts are out of control. Symptoms of anxiety can include trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating, and a marked inability to participate in typical day to day activities. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, focuses on the thought processes that come along with anxiety, and through the help of a trained therapist, people that are suffering from anxiety learn new thought patterns to help them better manage anxiety. When Anxiety...

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