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Is Your Child Addicted?

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Is Your Child Addicted?
Having a child addicted to drink or drugs is a common nightmare for today's parents. Here is how to tell if a son or daughter is an addict.
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Addiction & It's Relationship To Mental Health

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Addiction & It's Relationship To Mental Health
When reaching the goal of fighting and preventing addiction, discovering the all of the possible reasons behind an addiction is necessary. Numerous studies have found that the correlation behind mental health and addiction should not be ignored; at times underlying mental health issues may cause an addiction, and at other times an addiction can bring on mental health issues.
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What to Do When Traditional Therapy Is Not Working
Therapy is one of the best ways to deal with stress and depression, but it may not work all the time. Nevertheless, the fact that therapy may not work in some cases does not mean that you are beyond redemption. There are several alternatives to therapy that may help you deal with psychological problems.
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What is Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment is a term that most people don't understand. Knowing your choices when considering treatments is one of the most important things to remember.
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Can The Weather Affect Your Mental Health?

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Can The Weather Affect Your Mental Health?
As the weather gets worse, so can your mental health. Here are some tips to help cope.
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Put yourself on the first place

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Individual treatment is often termed as psychotherapy, and is meant to help people with their emotional issues, which can range in order of their severity or intensity. The main aim of this form of therapy is to change the quality of life by defining the path of life clearly, and bringing in more clarity. Whether it is the problem of repressed childhood that you are facing, or an emotional breakdown due to divorce, failure or loss of a loved one, a professional psychologist can help you revive y...
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3 More Apps

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I have three more apps you might be interested in. The first is called ReliefLink.  It has several relapse prevention planning features in one app.  1. Mood tracking plus suicidal thoughts. If the mood is low or suicidal thoughts are present, the app links to your previously made safety plan or other in app resources. 2.  Relaxation Exercises (relaxation and mindfulness)3. Relaxing Music--just hit play and you will hear calming music. Reallllly calm. It's soft s...
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Apps for ACT and Mindfulness

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In all IOP groups, we discuss the concept of mindfulness. We often practice this skill in group, but in order to be proficient in this skill, it is something to be practiced regularly. Both of these apps are available for apple and android.
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2 new apps

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There are two new apps from The National Center for Telehealth and Technology. Both are available from iTunes and Google play.   The first is Virtual Hope Box. From the website: "The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.Patients and providers can work toget...
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Marijuana and Driving

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We know drinking and driving can cause dangerous scenarios. Read here for newest research on smoking pot and driving.  One thing I found interesting was the following: "Drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana had an additive effect, so that drivers using both substances weaved within lanes even if their blood THC and alcohol concentrations were below the impairment thresholds for each substance alone."
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