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Why is Alcohol Detox and Withdrawal at Home Dangerous?

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 09/23/20
Alcohol Detox and Withdrawal at Home

Many people wonder if it’s possible to avoid going to a treatment facility and just deal with alcohol detox and withdrawal at home on their own terms. Some have tried and been successful, but it’s never recommended because so many others have failed for a number of reasons. Coming to terms with the disease of…

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8 Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Awareness Month

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 09/16/20
Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Awareness Month

Pain Awareness Month, held annually in September, is a way to educate people and offer resources to those who live with the agonizing burden of chronic pain. It is also a good time to find alternatives to opioids for treating and dealing with pain. There is nothing more emotionally and physically crippling than pain. Even…

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National Recovery Month in September to Celebrate Recovery

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 09/09/20
National Recovery Month in September

September is National Recovery Month. It’s important to place the spotlight on those who have struggled with addiction and continue to flourish in recovery from this disease. National Recovery Month is a nationwide observance and public awareness campaign to educate Americans about substance abuse and mental health treatment that happens every September, since 1989. The…

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Quarantine Fatigue: 6 Ways to Protect Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 09/02/20
Quarantine Fatigue: 6 Ways to Protect Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While the United States continues to struggle with the spread of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the spread of an infectious disease can lead to some or all of the following issues: Fear and worry about our health and the health of loved ones Anxiety about our financial situation or employment Lack…

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International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 08/26/20
International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

For almost two decades now, International Overdose Awareness Day, observed each year on August 31, has raised awareness about drug overdoses, helped to reduce the stigma of drug-related fatalities and given a voice to the family members and friends who tragically lost a cherished loved one. The Theme for International Overdose Awareness Day #70,000 people…

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Drug and Alcohol Rehabs Near Me – Advantages and Disadvantages

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 08/19/20
Drug and Alcohol Rehabs Near Me

Many people turn to the internet to search for things like “drug rehabs near me” to get an idea of their addiction treatment options. Some people seek treatment nearby, while others prefer to put some distance between themselves and their environment at a facility farther away from home. Making the decision to seek treatment for…

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9 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 08/12/20
Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Some may consider the mental health benefits of exercise to be an unusual subject. Usually when the topic of exercise enters the conversation, most people automatically think about building strength and endurance, gaining muscle, losing weight or body fat, and of course, working out for that coveted “beach body.” While all of those rewards may…

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What Are the 5 Stages of Addiction for Drugs and Alcohol?

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 08/05/20
Stages of Addiction

Understanding the 5 stages of addiction for drugs or alcohol can be helpful for avoiding a substance use disorder that can cause many other health complications. Addiction is a complex, progressive disease of the brain. It is NSDH) estimates that around 20 million struggle with substance use disorders in the United States, and that number…

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Famous People With Bipolar Disorder: 8 Celebs Coping With Bipolar

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 07/29/20
Celebrities and Famous People With Bipolar Disorder

Though everyone experiences mood swings from time to time, people struggling Bipolar Disorder (BD) live with dramatic shifts that can affect their energy, behavior and ability to think clearly. Because it can impact anyone, it should come as no surprise there are many celebrities and famous people with Bipolar Disorder who have been able to…

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