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Treating Substance Misuse Disorders with CBT

Cognitive-behavioral therapy has been around since the late 1940s, and it is an evidence-based treatment for addiction to drugs, alcohol, and other substances designed to help people change their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and live a happy life in recovery. Ever wondered what CBT is? Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be the most effective treatment option

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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder

Do you find yourself feeling down this time of year? Maybe you don’t feel like yourself. It’s hard to get out of bed, find the motivation to do things or even spend time with people you care about. You might even start to feel fatigued or have a sense of hopelessness. Have you felt that

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Seasonal depression

How to Prepare For The Onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) impacts about 5% of adults in the U.S. It can cause symptoms like fatigue, hopelessness, social withdrawal, insomnia, and an inability to tolerate stress. Throughout the cold winter months, dealing with everything from changes in your sleep habits to loss of interest in things you typically enjoy can make things feel

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reduce stress

7 Effective Coping Strategies for Managing Stress

Stress is a normal part of life. It’s impossible to avoid, and it doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. In fact, a little stress can be a good motivator, but so many people aren’t just dealing with a bit of stress each day. Unfortunately, too much stress has become the norm. Whether it’s your

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back to school after covid

How to Help Your Child Transition Back into School Post Pandemic

School is just around the corner for most kids. While that typically means things like back-to-school shopping and getting supplies ready, there are some added things to think about this year. Last year, most schools across the country switched to virtual/remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some schools had their own online portals, and

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Think the best

5 Ways Positive Thinking Will Change Your Life

You’ve probably heard of the “power of positive thinking” before. But it’s easy to ignore an idea that sounds too good to be true. After all, you can’t really change your life by just changing your outlook, right? Wrong. To see how impactful positive thinking is, you first have to look at your negative thinking.

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