Can Postpartum Depression Lead to Addiction?

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Postpartum depression can cause some mothers to resort to drugs and alcohol as a form of self-medication. This can lead on substance abuse, which may later on develop into addiction.

Motherhood, especially for first-time moms, can be filled with so many unexpected challenges. Even for those who have had multiple births can find that each baby also brings different challenges, as not all babies and situations are the same. Read More

5 Signs You’re in a Co-Dependent Relationship

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Have you ever heard of the term “co-dependent relationship” or “co-dependency”? Both are the same buzzwords that are usually attached with addiction and mental health. They both describe unhealthy, often destructive, relationships.  Read More

How Laughter Helps Recovering Addicts

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Laughter helps recovering addicts in profound ways. Those who find it in them to inject humor and laughter into their daily lives, even despite challenges, can benefit and be more successful in maintaining sobriety. Read More

Healing Trauma and Loss to Help Quell Addiction

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Many people who struggle with addiction and suffer co-occurring disorders such as depression and anxiety, to name a few, often have a profound back story. They may have experienced a significant event or trauma in their lives. These people spend much of their lives carrying these experiences, struggling with the past and the pain. As a result, many of them can feel hopeless, helpless, and desperate. Read More

Toxic Relationship Signs That People Think Are Okay–Guess What, It’s Not

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Toxic relationship–you may be in one because you think that what is happening with you and with your partner is just normal. Guess what–it’s not. Here are 10 toxic relationship signs to look out for.

Relationships are hard work. They can be rewarding, but it takes two people who are willing to make things work. However, relationships are never how they are portrayed on television or in the movies. Read More

10 Ways Addiction Damages the Family

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Addiction damages not just the addict, but also the family and the community. Here, let’s take a look at the ways addiction

Addiction is a disease that doesn’t only affect individuals, but also their families. When people compulsively abuse drugs and alcohol and is dependent on them, the behaviors and consequences of these have an impact with the family. And the effects can, more often than not, be tragic.  Read More

Stressed or Depressed? Which One Are You?

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Stressed or depressed? Which one are you? Know the difference and get the help you need.

Difficulties and challenges are perhaps part and parcel of life. After all, you don’t get the good without the bad, as most people would say. However, there are times that things can get pretty out of hand and you may sometimes feel overwhelmed. You may feel stressed and pressured by the demands of life, or you may feel depressed and desperate. However, it’s best to know which one do you feel and to immediately get the remedy and help you need. Read More

5 Signs You’re Addicted to Toxic Relationships

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Toxic relationships can leave you physically, mentally, and emotionally drained. Here are 5 signs you’re addicted to toxic relationships and how you can break this bad habit.

When it’s great, it’s great. And when it’s bad, it’s really bad. That could be how you would describe toxic relationships. And guest what–there are people who are addicted to this kind of relationship. The tragic part is, they may not even realize it. Read More

8 Ways to Deal with Toxic People in Your Life

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Have you encountered toxic people lately? How did you deal with them?

Life is full of challenges, and you actually don’t need other people to make it harder for you. However, difficult people are unavoidable–you come across them every once in a while. And they can really be a handful. You’ll end up trounced, pounced, and utterly exhausted, physically, mentally, and emotionally. That’s why they’re called toxic people after all. Read More

7 Ways You Can Look After Your Mental Health

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Taking care of yourself can help you make the most out of your life. However, it’s not enough that you take care of your appearance or your body. You have to take care of your mental health and well-being as well. Read More