Most Effective Treatments for Long-Term Recovery from Addiction

Addiction is a significant problem for Americans. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 24.6 million Americans used illicit drugs in 2013 and one in ten were dependent on alcohol. Approximately 65% of those who did not struggle with an addiction, were negatively affected by a family member’s addiction. Addiction is a chronic brain…

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Are You Still Affected By Your Past?

Is it hard for you to let go of past experiences that have caused you emotional pain? As human beings, we all experience some emotional suffering throughout our lives. Emotional suffering can be caused by rejection, ostracism, verbal degradation, abuse, neglect, betrayal, abandonment, or unfair treatment. Research shows that emotional pain has the ability to…

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Causes and Treatment of Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety has become the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting more than 40 million adults. The symptoms that anxiety creates in the mind and body include: Excessive worry, apprehension, uncertainty or expectation Restlessness, feeling keyed up or on edge Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank Fatigue due to unsatisfying sleep (difficulty falling…

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Meditation’s Benefits For Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

Have you ever asked yourself, ‘What is meditation?’, or ‘Why do people meditate?’ Meditation is an alternative healing practice, in which people bring full attention to focus on their breath, a sound, an object, an image, movements, or on attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment. Meditation can be done with…

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