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What is THC?

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With marijuana becoming legalized in various parts of the United States for medical and/or recreational purposes, it’s important to know what you’re consuming. According to a 2017 poll conducted by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, 52% of Americans

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How Do People Become Addicted to a Substance?

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If you have a loved one who is struggling with substance abuse, you may feel frustrated, angry, or downright hopeless. “How could they have gone this far?” you may ask yourself. Many friends and family members of loved ones with

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What Are Some Cognitive Behavioral Exercises I May Learn in Therapy?

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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychological treatment used to help treat conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders (SUDs), marital problems, eating disorders, and much more. The American Psychological Association (APA) emphasizes 3 core principles

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What Is The Definition of Being “In Recovery”?

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The following quote was found on The Mighty, “You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.” Yes, it’s true that recovery is quite subjective –

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Is Narcissism Bad For You?

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When the word “narcissism” comes to play in conversations, most people immediately think of someone who acts self-entitled, unempathetic, and manipulative. While this can be one type of narcissism, what many people don’t realize is that narcissism is a spectrum

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What is Panic Disorder?

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The following is an excerpt from a personal story shared on the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) regarding panic disorder: “I thought I was going crazy, I thought I was dying and had no one I could talk to that

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What does Psychoeducation Mean?

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Whether you’re seeking recovery for a mental illness or an addiction, your condition may not always be as straight-forward as it seems. For instance, many people have been diagnosed with a mental illness and, while they understand the “label” of

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Why Is Suicide Such An Important Topic to Discuss?

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Note: If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Your life matters. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that approximately 1 person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, with 78% of suicides occurring

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What If I Don’t Like My Therapist?

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Therapeutic relationships are similar to other professional relationships in that it takes time for both parties to come to an understanding of one another. At first, you may have an idealistic view of your therapist – but these perceptions may

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