Self-Harm and Addiction: What You Need to Know

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People who self-harm often use self-mutilation to deal with overwhelming emotions such as anger, self-loathing, grief, frustration, anxiety, and depression. It’s common to lump self-harm with suicidal behavior, but they are not the same and should be considered, and treated, differently.

What is self-harm?

Self-harm is when a individuals intentionally and deliberately hurt themselves as a form of outlet or release from a buildup of emotions. Suicide, on the other hand, is when individuals often intend to end the pain with death. Read More

How Parents Can Talk to Their Depressed Teen

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These days, especially with social media, many teens profess to being depressed. Perhaps there are those who are actually clinically depressed, and as parents, this can be difficult to detect and even address. In fact, due to many teens posting about their so-called depression, it may be hard to distinguish the seed from the chaff, so to speak.

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3 Ways to Develop Healthy Coping Skills

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Let’s face it–life doesn’t always go our way. In fact, life gives us curveballs and all sorts of surprises that sometimes, things can get pretty chaotic. We can get stressed and overwhelmed. For many people, they turn to drugs and alcohol in order to escape it all. They turn to unhealthy and even destructive activities in order for them to cope. And of course, this is never good.¬† Read More

7 Facts You Should Know About Cocaine

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Cocaine is one of the most widely abused drugs all over the world. Known as coke or blow, this is an illicit stimulant drug derived from the leaves of coca plants. Read More

Are You a Sex Addict? Watch Out for These 10 Signs

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Contrary to popular belief, there’s really more to a sex addict than someone who just wants to have sex all the time. Let’s take a closer look at what it really is and if you or someone you know may, in fact, be a sex addict.

Sex is a biological need and let’s admit it–humans enjoy it. If you are like most people who like having sex, then good for you. However, it sex is causing problems in your life, then maybe it’s time to take a step back and see if there’s a serious issue that needs to be addressed, like sex addiction. Read More

Healing a Broken Heart in Recovery

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Having your heart broken, or going through something overwhelmingly sad in your relationship, can be shattering. For those who are in recovery, you may notice that your old coping mechanisms don’t work–and shouldn’t work–anymore. Read More

Recreational and Medical Marijuana: Is There a Difference?

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These days, more and more countries are approving the use of marijuana for medical use. And, for many marijuana users, this seems to be good news. However, not a lot of these people may know that there’s a huge difference between the marijuana that is used therapeutically against the marijuana that is being recreationally¬†used in almost all parts of the world.

So, what really is the difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana? Let’s take a closer look. Read More

Drug Use and Addiction: Understanding the Dynamics

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How do people get addicted to drugs while others don’t? Some may be using drugs for several years and not be addicted, while there are those who may have tried drugs for just a short while and become hooked almost instantly. Why does this happen?

These are just some of the many questions surrounding drug use and addiction. The truth is, substance addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes way more than just the will to stop. In fact, drugs change the brain in hard-hitting, often irreversible, ways that many will still find themselves seeking drugs even after recovery. Read More

Magic Mushrooms: Risks and Dangers

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Magic mushrooms may seem more harmless compared to “harder” drugs or narcotics such as meth, MDMA or heroin. However, it contains psilocybin, which is a controlled substance and can be dangerous as well.

Throughout the centuries and across many civilizations, many people have used plants for their naturally mind-altering effects. These psychoactive plants have been used for recreation and even medicinal purposes in the ancient times. Read More

Are Your Sleeping Habits Fueling Your Depression?

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Depression is one of those mental health diseases that can co-occur with addiction. How you take care of your sleeping habits can greatly impact your mental health and even safeguard you from depression.

Find out how your sleeping habits may be fueling your depression. Read More