Understanding Addiction: Encourage Your Loved One to Get Help -Guest Post

With the opioid crisis hitting home for far too many people, stories about addiction are no longer in the shadows. Even with addiction being talked about more frequently in the media, nothing prepares you for how to respond when someone you know and care about may need treatment. It’s completely normal to feel confused and …

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Moving On and Moving Past Relapses in Addiction Recovery- Guest Post

Are you in recovery for alcohol or drug addiction and recently experienced a relapse? If you, or a loved one, has relapsed in their fight against addiction, it doesn’t have to be an end to recovery. Relapses happen, but now it is important to move on. Make it easier with these tips. Get Professional Help …

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The Difference Between Bipolar 1 and 2

Bipolar disorder is categorized as a major mood disorder. It involves extreme highs and lows. In this major mood disorder category there is Bipolar 1, Bipolar 2, and Cyclothimia. Bipolar 1 Bipolar 1 involves full-blown manic episodes. Mania can include irritable or elated mood, spending more money than usual, hypersexualization, and impulsive behaviors. Bipolar 1 …

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My Partial Hospitalization Program Experience

I went into a partial hospitalization program after a stay at a mental hospital so that I could re-acclimate to being out in the real world. This was my experience. I was in a mood track of PHP because I was having depressive episodes (I wasn't diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder yet). I also cross tracked with …

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All About Counseling Appointments: Preparations, First Appointments, What it’s like, and How to recover

*I am working with BetterHelp to bring you this post* Preparing for an appointment I write my recent and past symptoms and any pressing concerns I have down on paper or in my phone on the notes app. I like to do this so I make sure to cover everything I want to. I also …

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