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Common PTSD Symptoms

Common PTSD Symptoms

What do car accidents, military combat, and sexual abuse have in common? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by traumatic experiences like these. And recognizing PTSD symptoms is crucial for seeking help.  Affecting 3.5% of U.S. adults...

I’m Not Ready to Quit Drugs. What Do I Do?

I’m Not Ready to Quit Drugs. What Do I Do?

Deciding to quit drugs is a deeply personal and complex choice. It’s also accompanied by uncertainty and fear of judgment. How do I start? Where can I find help? What will people think? We know — it’s complicated. And overwhelming. Did you know that almost 21 million...

How to Care For Your Mental Health

How to Care For Your Mental Health

To be holistically healthy, it’s not enough to be just physically fit — protecting your mental health is also paramount. However, mental wellness is often overlooked. In the United States, nearly 20% of adults have a mental illness. When neglected, such conditions can...

What Does Long-term Meth Use Do to Your Body?

What Does Long-term Meth Use Do to Your Body?

Methamphetamine, or meth, is a powerful stimulant. It’s known for its ability to quickly make its users addicted, many of whom seek the intense euphoria it promises. In the US, 0.7% of Americans reported meth use in the previous year. Of these, 184,000 are first-time...

Detoxification vs. Quitting Cold Turkey

Detoxification vs. Quitting Cold Turkey

Substance use disorder (SUD)can destroy people’s lives. While confronting it head-on is a necessary step, sticking to your decision to quit your addiction and undergo detoxification will be inevitably challenging. Only a tiny fraction of the US population addresses...

Can I Overcome Addiction On My Own?

Can I Overcome Addiction On My Own?

From afar, Joe looks like your regular guy with a regular job. But upon closer look, something about his face and demeanor — bloodshot eyes, occasional tremors, and a general sense of unease — signals a deep concern. You hear from someone that he’s been trying to quit...

How to Control Anger in Addiction Recovery?

How to Control Anger in Addiction Recovery?

Going through the process of recovery is challenging. However, one of the most important things to master is knowing how to control anger. Like finding a guiding lighthouse that steers you clear of turbulent waters, anger management can help you prevent potential...