Recovery

Fibromyalgia: Understanding the Syndrome and Its Causes

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic pain and fatigue. With a long list of potential and complex symptoms that could easily be attributed to other conditions, fibromyalgia often goes either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, leading to great frustration on the part of those who suffer from it. It doesn’t help much that many doctors don’t consider …

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Become a Happier Person by Doing These Three Things…seriously

What if I told you that there were three (very simple) things you could start doing today that would make you a happier person? Ex-Google engineer turned mindfulness expert, thought leader, author and philanthropist, Chade-Meng Tan, discovered there really are a couple of things every one of us can start doing each day that will bring …

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Mental Health Awareness: The Evolution – and Devolution

The recent mass shootings in America have spawned a new discussion around mental health. Unfortunately, it is a dialogue that is tearing down much of the progress we’ve recently made to raise awareness and destigmatize the topic. In response to the tragedies in Texas and Ohio, our president has referred to the shooters as “mentally …

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Lean Purple Drunk Addiction and Treatment

This drug has not only given Houston a nasty monicker but has also sent Lil’ Wayne spiraling into a dangerous drug addiction he got hospitalized for in 2016.  So what exactly is Lean and why is it notorious not just in Houston, but all over America?  Let’s take a deeper look at this drug, its connection with the Hip-hop and pop …

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How Mindfulness Help You With Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

Mindfulness is a meditative practice, a moment-by-moment awareness of what’s happening in our environment and within us in the present moment. By focusing wholly on the present, we avoid obsessing on events in the past or stressing about what might happen in the future. We all have the ability to be mindful. It doesn’t take …

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Addiction, Drumming and Recovery: How the Beat Brings Healing

Quitting drinking or using drugs is the obvious end goal of drug and alcohol treatment. However, recovery from addiction encompasses far more than simply abstaining from using. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says that recovery is a “process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, …

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