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Mental Health and COVID-19: How to Cope with Stress

Posted on: November 20, 2020 by in Articles
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Those who are suffering from mental health issues may be experiencing an increase in stress during this global pandemic. Worry and fear of the unknown can be overwhelmingly difficult to cope with. Know that what you are experiencing and going through can be common. There are a few behaviors to look out for or monitor to see if you or a loved one is dealing with stress in an unhealthy way. Physical behaviors of stress: Changes in sleep patterns or difficulty sleeping Increase in alcohol Continue Reading ...

Eating Disorders: Bulimia Nervosa

Posted on: May 29, 2020 by in Articles
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What is Bulimia Nervosa? Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of intense binge eating, feelings of guilt and fear of weight gain, and self-induced vomiting. This can be caused stress in an individual’s life, distorted body image, a fear of weight gain, or a strict dieting plan. Bulimia Nervosa Indicators Indicators of bulimia can appear differently in different people. However, common signs that someone may be suffering from bulimia nervosa can include Continue Reading ...

Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa

Posted on: May 8, 2020 by in Articles
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What is Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder where an individual may have distorted body image and have obsessive and intrusive thoughts over food and weight loss. Anorexia nervosa can be triggered by high-stress events happening in an individual’s life that are outside of their control causing them to turn to something that can be controlled. Anorexia Nervosa Indicators Indicators of anorexia nervosa can vary between individuals. The most common signs someone may Continue Reading ...

Common Eating Disorders: The Basics

Posted on: April 10, 2020 by in Articles
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What are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders can be caused by different environmental factors in an individual’s life. Some common influences that are seen within school-aged children and adolescents are bullying, fad diets, and social media. Common Eating Disorders There are two major eating disorders: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a restriction of food and purging, which can be caused by vomiting or use of laxatives, and a 15 percent Continue Reading ...

The Cost of Sober Living

Posted on: January 10, 2020 by in Articles
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When you hear the word 'cost,' you probably think about the monetary meaning. There has to be a set number following a dollar sign. Concerning sober living, there is a monetary meaning but there is also a meaning to the mental, emotional, and physical cost, as well. The Monetary Cost It’s known that alcohol use can take a large portion of an individual’s budget. However, that same budget can greatly improve an individual’s lifestyle when the budget of a recovering Continue Reading ...

The Dangers of Giving Up Alcohol Cold Turkey

Posted on: November 8, 2019 by in Articles
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Do you or a loved one have a problem with alcohol? You're not alone: 1 out of 12 Americans struggle with alcohol dependence. If you or your loved one have reached the point where you're ready to rid yourself of your alcohol dependency you may be considering quitting alcohol cold turkey. While your desire to give up your dependency on alcohol is a good thing, quitting cold turkey is not only a bad idea ­‑ it's dangerous. Alcohol Withdrawal If you have a dependency on Continue Reading ...

Alcoholism: How to Understand Effects and Rehabilitation

Posted on: August 9, 2019 by in Articles
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When is it Labeled as Alcoholism? Alcoholism is declared reliability on an alcoholic substance to continue daily living or to cope with stressors in one’s daily life. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism states that for women, it is recommended to consume only 3 drinks a day and 7 drinks in a week; whereas, for men, it is 4 drinks a day and 14 drinks a week. What are the Effects of Alcoholism? When it comes to alcohol, most know the short-term effects: impaired Continue Reading ...