Be Smart When Seeking Treatment for Addiction

By Constance Ray of RecoveryWell.com

While admitting you have a problem may be the biggest step in overcoming addiction, it’s certainly not the hardest. Recognizing that you have a problem with addiction and deciding that you need help is a huge accomplishment – and you should be proud of that decision. But one of the most important things for a person struggling with addiction to understand is that patience is key. There’s really no way around it – it’s a long, ...

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4 Ways to Stay Sober During the Holidays

By Constance Ray of Recoverywell.org

The holiday season is one of the most difficult times of year for those in recovery. A number of seasonal specialty drinks are advertised, family get-togethers place pressure on you to drink, and the stress makes you second-guess your resolve. However, it is very important that you remain strong and get through the holidays sober.

It is also important that you remember to enjoy the holiday season. You don’t need to abuse substances to have ...

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Five Jobs For Social Anxiety Sufferers Who Want To Ease Into Interaction With Others

By: Adam Cook

Living with social anxiety can be stressful and overwhelming at times, especially for those who need limited interaction with the public. Working in busy stores or restaurants isn’t always conducive for good emotional health, but staying away from people altogether often leads to feelings of isolation or even depression. While no one job will work for everyone living with S.A.D. — depending on diagnosis and treatment options — there are several paths to try when looking for a ...

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How to Establish a Daily Routine to Help in Managing Bipolar Disorder

By Adam Cook

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme mood swings. Extremely high and low periods may last hours, days, weeks, or months. More than five million people in the United States live with a form of bipolar disorder. Typically, symptoms of the disorder appear in the late teens or early adult years, but children can experience them too. Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. There are varying opinions on Continue Reading →

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Happy World Gratitude Day

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Affected by someone else’s addiction or mental illness?

Have you been affected by someone else’s addiction or mental illness?  Often these Maniadis-eases are accompanied by behaviors that make other people angry. You may want to strike back, punish, or shame your loved one into behaving “appropriately”. But it doesn’t work.

Here is what does…

Take some time to learn the facts about the disease. Encourage and understand your ...

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It’s Finals Time

I remember the dread I felt at finals time.  As the exams approached I would be distracted by the summer weather and outdoor opportunities.  Anything to avert my mind from the critical voices telling me I wasn’t smart enough, not studying well enough, or doomed to fail.  The test anxiety I felt would disrupt my ability to remember and recall the subject at hand.

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Happy 2016!

New Year’s Eve can be such a charged day, with all of it expectations of ringing in the new year with party, pizzazz and ultimately a kiss! Often times, expectations are premeditated disappointments.

My husband and I created a new tradition back when we were dating, and continue to share it with our lovely daughter today. We spend the evening creating vision boards.

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Spread the Love

My heart is weeping.  Like many of you, I have been deeply saddened by the increase of violence and hatred in the world. From Beirut to Paris to the rise of school shootings… and everything in-between, violence is happening all too frequently these days.

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So how do we feel our grief without feeding the hatred, without adding to ...

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