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Stresses Teens Face and How to Keep Them Healthy

02/11/20

From social media to hybrid schooling, physically distant friendships to new substance trends, teens' stressors continue to grow The most common pressures adolescents face Managing time - the overwhelming majority of students in schools feel that academics are important to both them and their peers. For this and many other reasons, conscientious teenagers can struggle to balance academic responsibilities with social lives, activities, and

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Smashing the Stigma of Addiction

20/10/20

Addiction stigma prevents too many people from getting the help they need. Stigma is defined in the dictionary as “a mark of disgrace or infamy.” The stigma of addiction—the mark of disgrace or infamy associated with the disease—stems from behavioural symptoms and aspects of substance use disorder. For example, symptoms of alcohol and other drug dependency, such as impaired judgment or erratic behaviour, can result in negative consequences inclu

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COVID Cocktail Crisis

12/10/20

With Sober October coming into play again this month, we reflect on the increase rise in alcohol consumption the pandemic has caused and continues to cause. The number of people drinking at ‘high risk’ levels has almost doubled to 8.4million since February, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and The British Liver Trust has reported a 500% rise in calls to its helpline since lockdown began in March. The COVID 19 pandemic has res

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Choosing an Addiction Treatment Facility

28/09/20

Choosing a treatment facility that supports individuals with addiction issues for yourself or for a loved one can be an overwhelming and difficult process.   Today, more than ever, individuals and families need to know what to look for in a treatment facility. As you research treatment facilities and speak with rehab providers, here are important questions to ask and topics to cover.  Clinical Staff and Consultants Credentials  

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Desiderata

08/09/20

Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons,  they are vexations to the spirit.  If you compare yourself with others,  you may bec

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