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The Link Between Addiction and Depression

There is a link between addiction and depression. The causes of addiction are complex. Research is showing that some people may be more vulnerable to addiction due to genetics. Our DNA can also make us more likely to become depressed. What is Depression?Understanding depression is a little easier when you know the different types. The primary …

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Know Your Triggers: How Social Media Affects Us Negatively

 Social media affects us positively, negatively and indifferently all at once. You probably wouldn’t be seeing this message without it. The trick is to learn how to identify what triggers a negative experience for you.Social Media Use and Mental HealthWe all know social media is an invention that changed the world, even if you grew …

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Pause Social Media? Setting Boundaries in Addiction Recovery

Setting Boundaries in Addiction RecoverySocial media is a part of 21st-century life. It’s so ingrained into most of our lives that it’s easy to underestimate the effect it can have on our mental health and recovery. It probably won’t take you long to remember a time when something you saw on social media upset you …

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How to Help Your Addicted Friend

Addiction is a unique challenge in many ways, but there is hope because you can help an addicted friend. For a person living with a substance use disorder, life steadily becomes unmanageable. The substance of choice insidiously climbs their hierarchy of priorities. At first, the changes may be subtle to the outside observer. Your college-age son …

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