5 Best Practices for Maintaining Good Mental Health

Five best practices for maintaining good mental health

Mental health rarely gets the credibility it deserves. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, 43.8 million adults in America experience mental health issues in a given year. These millions of people are experiencing an invisible, or hidden, disability. Hidden disabilities may not be visible to the naked eye, but they still […]

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The importance of a plan in addiction recovery

Recovery is a process of changing patterns of behavior and thoughts. Something changes, and you feel it; just like Neo when he stop and faced the ‘squidies” in “The Matrix-Reloaded.” Now, when life crashes down, you roll with it, work through it, and thrive. In recovery, you have an idea of what is helping you […]

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How can I explain drug addiction to my employer?

Should you talk with your boss or employer about possible addiction? Yes, it is possible to explain the effects of drug addiction to your employer, but first you need to understand the way drugs influence and change your brain and behavior. When facing a drug addiction problem you can always rely on professional help from […]

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Amanda Williammee and her daughter Taycee. Now a happy preschooler, the little girl was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome — a condition that includes opioid withdrawal symptoms like tremors, irritability, sleep problems and high-pitched crying. Sarah Jane Tribble/KHN

For babies of the opioid crisis, best care may be mom’s recovery

On average, a baby is born in withdrawal from opioids every 15 minutes in the U.S., according to recent research. That staggering statistic raises concerns among doctors and social workers — and among mothers. Research is just beginning to point toward the lasting effects of opioids on each child’s body and brain. Recently, an international, multisite study tracked for […]

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