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June 6, 2017
by Staff Writer
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How Common Is Co-occurring PTSD and SUD in Veterans?

Studies show that there is a strong relationship between PTSD and SUD, in both civilian and military populations, as well as for both men and women. Specific to Veterans: More than 2 of 10 Veterans with PTSD also have SUD. … Continue reading

May 11, 2017
by Staff Writer
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What Are Cognitive Distortions? (SAMHSA)

What are cognitive distortions? Cognitive Distortions, a term stemming from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is the act of thinking about oneself and the world around us in a biased way, driven by distorted thinking and resulting in irrational thoughts and … Continue reading

April 18, 2017
by Staff Writer
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Biofeedback Therapy and Addiction Treatment

Biofeedback therapy is a non-drug form of therapy that aims to help patients gain better control of their thoughts and body during treatment. Involuntary actions such as muscle tension, blood pressure and heart rate are studied closely in order to … Continue reading

March 29, 2017
by Staff Writer
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“Inner Emptiness” – Finding Spiritual and Emotional Healing

What does it mean when someone says “I feel empty inside”? This common expression can mean many things, though usually it means the person is not at peace (or lacking balance) with themselves – spiritually, emotionally, or even intellectually. Now, … Continue reading

October 28, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Recognizing Symptoms of Co-occurring Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar)

When discussing co-occurring disorders, we often talk about mental health problems that are commonly intertwined with substance abuse, such as depression, anxiety disorders and bipolar disorders – and sometimes mood disorders, schizophrenia, and multiple personality disorder. That leads many people … Continue reading

September 22, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Mixing Alcohol with Lexapro (An Anti-Depressant)

Lexapro (brand name for esacitalopram oxalate) is a strong antidepressant medication that treats depression and anxiety, and can lead to devastating health consequences when mixed with alcohol, resulting in liver problems, alcohol addiction, and a worsened state of depression and … Continue reading

September 8, 2016
by Lets-Do-It
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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The following information is courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness: “September 2016 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can  help others … Continue reading

September 2, 2016
by Lets-Do-It
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What Is Zoloft And Why Are So Many People On This Drug?

Zoloft is the brand name for a chemical compound called “sertraline hydrochloride,”  a depressant drug that treats depression and aims to improve mood. However, like other depressant drugs, Zoloft does have its share of negative side effects such as sleep problems, … Continue reading

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