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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2014. And according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 44 million Americans experience mental health disorders every year. Those numbers are growing.

As our country and communities continue to confront the impact of addiction and mental health issues, we must take a closer look at the causes, damage, and solutions. Written by our licensed, experienced mental health professionals, our blog explores a wide range of topics around substance abuse, mental health, and the effect on real lives. We invite you to read our most current blog posts below.

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Posts about Other Addictions

6 Simple Ways to Deal With Emotional Stress

6 Simple Ways to Deal With Emotional Stress

Studies describe stress as, “any situation which tends to disturb the equilibrium between a living organism and its environment.”

Dealing with Addiction in the Workplace - Tips and Advice

Dealing with Addiction in the Workplace - Tips and Advice

Handling workplace addiction has become a critical area for employers as well as human resources departments.

Does Addiction Affect Your Personality and Behavior?

Does Addiction Affect Your Personality and Behavior?

Seeing drugs and alcohol have an impact on an individual’s personality is nothing new. Addiction not only changes personality but also has a significant effect on the victim’s personal and professional relationships, as well as other essential aspects of life.

Am I Exercising for Health or Addiction?

Am I Exercising for Health or Addiction?

Physical activity has been medically proven to be part of a healthy lifestyle regimen.

Best ways to Cope with Your Addiction

Best ways to Cope with Your Addiction

Plain and simple – addiction is hard on your body, mind, and soul.

Why it is Important to Change the Face of Addiction

Why it is Important to Change the Face of Addiction

Most of the time when addiction is reported about or brought to a local level, the news stories can be mostly about the crime aspect instead of what addiction really is.

Does Our Cell Phone Frequency Change our Mood?

Does Our Cell Phone Frequency Change our Mood?

It is pretty safe to say that most people are fixated with their phones much of the time.

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