Self Medication

Self Medication Basics As many as 60 percent of those who struggle with substance use disorder have a co-occurring mental health disorder (e.g. depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.). Many of these addicted individuals are not aware that they have a mental health disorder because of their self medication habits.  Self medication is when an individual has…

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In this digital day and age, social media plays a huge part in the daily life of many people. At this point, you and practically everyone you know probably has at least one account on a social media platform, whether that be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or something else. However, while most people simply enjoy…

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Low self-esteem has become an epidemic in this country, and one that negatively impacts our quality of life. Feelings of unworthiness can begin at a young age and, if neglected, can potentially lead to depression and anxiety. Because low self-esteem can be so damaging, finding ways to feel better about ourselves and our abilities is…

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  Self-care is complex. Anyone can tell you to do it, but only you can bestow the gift of self-care onto yourself. But before you can begin bestowing, you’ve got to first recognize that you are worthy of caring for yourself as you do others. How do you do this? By noticing the ways in which you are currently…

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  Do you find you accept responsibility for a loved one’s emotions or actions? Are you constantly trying to please others? Do you neglect your own needs and have difficulty setting realistic personal boundaries? Do you often feel resentful yet have difficulty stepping away from a dysfunctional relationship? These are some of the symptoms of…

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