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Having Family Support in Recovery

Individuals struggling with a substance use disorder often feel isolated and that they are fighting their battle alone. While it is true that those suffering from addiction or mental health disorders tend to withdraw from friends and family, their problems do not occur in a vacuum. Addiction is a disease that impacts the lives of…

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The Importance of Rebuilding Trust After Addiction

When you struggle with addiction, it can be hard to recognize the many ways that substance abuse affects your life. Because substance abuse may change behavior, this can lead you to take risks you may not otherwise take when unimpaired. The repercussions of risk-taking behavior can lead to serious problems like legal troubles, financial issues,…

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Repairing Relationships After Sex Addiction

If you or someone you love has been struggling with any addiction, you know that repairing relationships is typically a necessary part of ongoing treatment. However, when you struggle with sex addiction, you may find that personal relationships can be especially difficult to repair. Cheating in romantic relationships or imposition of unwanted feelings, or crossing…

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Ways to Manage Anxiety

It can be quite a challenge for individuals who struggle with anxiety disorders to learn how best to manage anxiety. Fortunately, anxiety is one of the most treatable mood disorders people face. Millions of Americans every year seek anxiety treatment for issues ranging from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorders,…

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We are the collective creator …. Healthy Covid-19 Habits

We are the collective creator of our own agony. It is time for a re-awakening of consciousness when we recognize the best in ourselves and overcome the worst. ~Lawrence Overmire Americans are increasingly housebound and left to their own devices as the Covid-19 quarantine stretches into months. Measured reactions to the stress, boredom, and loneliness…

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Why Are There Toilets in the Juul Room? 

E-cigarettes Through the Eyes of a Loudoun County Teen Walk into any high school or middle school bathroom. Do you smell something fruity? Something minty? That’s not air freshener. Our school bathrooms have turned into Juul Rooms. The administrators sometimes even lock the bathrooms because so many kids are vaping in there. Those sleek black…