ptss vs ptsd
December 6, 2021


PTSS vs. PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, has been part of everyday language for a generation now (though it first became an official medical term in 1980). Less often heard of, but a legitimate item of concern, is post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS), which has similar symptoms and usually begins in...

Addiction as a Coping Mechanism
December 1, 2021

Addiction as a Coping Mechanism

No one begins to use drugs or alcohol with the goal of becoming addicted. In reality, substance use disorders form for countless reasons. Many people find themselves reliant on drinking or drug use as a way to alleviate stress, relax after a long day, or let loose on the...

alcoholic neuropathy
November 22, 2021

Alcoholic Neuropathy: Symptoms and Treatment

Alcoholism (chronic alcohol use disorder) is associated with serious accidents, overdose, cancer, heart and liver disease, and weakened immune systems. Regular heavy drinking can also cause less life-threatening problems that run the spectrum from major disability to persistent nuisance. One example is alcoholic neuropathy, a variety of unpleasant symptoms...

holidays in recovery
November 19, 2021

Sober Holiday Tips

The busiest holiday season of the year is just around the corner. Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, and the celebration of the New Year are filled with gatherings of family and friends, including special dinners and office parties. When you are in recovery, some sober holiday tips can help you manage...

chronic pain and depression
November 12, 2021

Chronic Pain and Depression

When you have physical pain, you may also struggle mentally and emotionally. There is a connection between chronic pain and depression, including their causes and their treatment. At times, the connection may actually feel like a vicious cycle but there is help for both conditions. Acute and Chronic Pain Pain is...

chronic pain
October 20, 2021

Chronic Pain as an Excuse Not to Live

Your chronic pain may affect just about every aspect of your life. It’s probably hard to get through the day without thinking about it and you are undoubtedly becoming very frustrated. You may even be ready to give up. However, there are a lot of positive options available instead...

mental health
October 11, 2021

Intrusive Thoughts and OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) involves thoughts and behaviors that cause anxiety and can disrupt a person’s life. During OCD Awareness Week, it’s important to learn as much as possible about intrusive thoughts and OCD, particularly about recognizing and managing symptoms appropriately. OCD Awareness Week The week of October 10-16 has been designated...

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