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Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Separately, eating disorders and substance abuse addictions are dangerous physical illnesses; when someone is struggling with both (as is often the case), the harmful consequences can be greatly intensified. According to the National Eating Disorder Association...

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How Meditation Can Help Addiction Recovery

How Meditation Can Help Addiction Recovery

Since addiction is a biological disease that is in direct connection with mental health, it makes sense that a practice like mindful meditation can be useful when working through substance abuse. But how does it really help? Meditation and mindfulness have been proven...

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Be Grateful For Your Health, Literally

Be Grateful For Your Health, Literally

It is Thanksgiving time! While we push through the last couple of days before the holiday, it can feel difficult to remain thankful when being bombarded with endless grocery lists, finding all of the best sales, and the stressors of family reunions! If you or your...

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The Dangers of Substitute Addictions

The Dangers of Substitute Addictions

Sometimes during the recovery process, people will turn to other substances or activities to replace, or substitute, the substance(s) from which they are detoxing. This can be a subconscious exchange and is often overlooked by their loved ones because, when in...

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Visiting an Addiction Treatment Center

Visiting an Addiction Treatment Center

If you have a loved one in a residential treatment program, visiting them can be very valuable to the recovery process. Maybe it is hard for you to adjust to their absence or maybe their time away has been much needed and restorative for you; in either situation,...

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