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6 08, 2018

Video Game Addiction: A Recognized Mental Health Condition

2019-02-17T18:11:44+00:00August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Video Game Addiction: A Recognized Mental Health Condition In the newest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, just released in June 2018, the World Health Organization has for the first time recognized “gaming disorder” as a legitimate mental health condition. The WHO is the first governing body to officially classify the behavior as a diagnosable illness. First Things [...]

4 08, 2018

Life After a DUI: How to Bounce Back

2019-02-17T18:10:29+00:00August 4th, 2018|3 Comments

How can this be happening? I’ve never even been pulled over, and now I’m being arrested for a DUI? We were just supposed to spend a fun night as friends. I didn’t even drink that much. That wasn’t supposed to happen. This is the worst night of my life. This scenario happens more often than you would think. In [...]

11 05, 2018

The Dangers of Snorting Adderall

2019-02-17T18:28:53+00:00May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

The dangers of snorting Adderall are plentiful, and yet, people still do it. Why would anyone snort Adderall anyway? Snorting Adderall is a way to get the drug into the system faster than taking the pills. The downside is that it can and does have devastating consequences on the body. The Dangers of Snorting Adderall Many people use Adderall [...]

18 04, 2018

Cross Faded: When You’re Drunk AND Stoned

2019-02-17T18:30:53+00:00April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Cross Faded: When You’re Drunk AND Stoned When you are high and drunk at the same time, you are said to be “cross faded”. And although that may SOUND like a lot of fun, the truth is mixing alcohol and marijuana can be a spectacularly bad idea. What is Cross Fading? “It’s apples and vegetables. [...]

6 04, 2018

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month 2018 in Washington State

2019-01-31T23:29:47+00:00April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

This April marks the 32nd annual observance of Alcohol Awareness Month in Washington State and throughout the rest of the country. Since 1987, every April is set aside for a month-long series of alcohol awareness events offered at every community level – city, county, state, and national. Locally, churches, schools, colleges, and other organizations within the community will be [...]

19 03, 2018

9 Effective Therapies & Treatment Modalities that Support Addiction Recovery

2019-01-31T23:33:40+00:00March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Addiction will often require counseling and therapy. The layers of therapy help addicts to understand why they became addicted. Therapy gives you the tools to avoid relapse and you develop means of coping with situations that would often make you abuse substances. When you work with addiction therapists, they will motivate you and help you develop skills that will [...]

14 03, 2018

Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Addicted Babies

2019-01-31T23:35:18+00:00March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Buprenorphine and methadone are just two ways those addicted to opioids find relief from withdrawal symptoms. These treatments were created for adults, but they are being made available to opioid addicted infants. How can buprenorphine help opioid addicted newborns? Opioid Use in Pregnancy Between 2007 and 2012, an estimated 21,000 pregnant women between 15 and [...]

6 08, 2017

Rare or Little Known Behavioral Addictions

2019-02-15T22:24:41+00:00August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Rare or little known behavioral addictions are prevalent across the United States. Many of these are behaviors that most people would not associate with being addictive. Some believe that life is so stressful in the United States that not being addicted to something is impossible. Anne Wilson Schaef stresses this fact in her book When Society Becomes an Addict. Has [...]

23 06, 2017

Strange Addictions You May Have Never Heard Of

2019-02-15T23:37:31+00:00June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

What do all of the following things have in common? Online shopping Pets Tanning Video games Love They may seem wildly unrelated but they may have more in common than you think. Each of these things can be an addiction, some to the point which severely impacts your life. When you hear of addiction, you may think only of substance [...]

11 06, 2017

How to Treat Anxiety When You’re In Recovery

2019-02-15T23:53:30+00:00June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Anxiety is a serious issue for many Americans. Everybody, at some point, can feel a surge of anxiety. Some people just worry a whole lot. Maybe you get uneasy before a major engagement where you have to meet a lot of people or speak in public, or something along those lines. These instances are just normal human occurrences. Having anxiety [...]