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What should we say about…need Counseling Kicking the prescription drug abuse habit — or any other addiction — is a major accomplishment. But for most people with opioid addiction, detox is only the beginning of a long-term battle against craving and relapse. Counseling is an essential part of drug abuse treatment for many people. Cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, and other

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Phobias Everyone has fears. Whether it is a fear (phobia) of spiders or a fear of the dark, there are varying situations, places, feelings, objects or animals that can trigger an unpleasant sensation – an urge to prepare for or completely avoid the perceived danger. A fear is a completely natural human emotion, but in

Anxiety It is used to describe feelings of worry, fear and unease. Typically, it incorporates both the emotional and physical sensations we experience when worried or nervous. Anxiety is related to the ‘fight or flight’ response and, while unpleasant, this is a normal reaction when our body perceives a threat. We will all feel anxious

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was first used as a diagnosis by veterans from the Vietnam War, but such symptoms have existed for much longer. The disorder has had many names, including: battle fatigue combat stress shell shock post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS). Post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t only associated with war-related scenarios however.

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Self-care Self-care techniques and general lifestyle changes can help manage symptoms of many mental health problems, as well as help maintain and improve overall well-being. You may be yelling, ‘I’m too busy to focus on self-care!’ But making time to look after yourself is very important in managing your overall health – mentally and physically. Self-care is

Home | Blog What is the difference between habit and addiction? Generally an addiction is defined as a habit that has become out of control to the extent that the sufferer is dependent on it for coping with daily life. It can also have negative repercussions on a person's emotional well-being and physical health. The psychological link