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What Is Doctor Shopping?

It may sound innocent enough and no different from the process of finding a new family doctor or a specialist to treat a particular ailment, but doctor shopping is more sinister than that. The CDC defines the term doctor shopping as “obtaining controlled substances from multiple healthcare practitioners without the prescriber’s knowledge of other prescriptions,”…

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Healthy Ways for Processing Trauma

It’s said that nearly 70% of Americans have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives. Trauma can touch anyone, regardless of background, financial status, or age. For those processing traumas alone, the result can often be an overwhelming sense of helplessness that is crippling and, if left untreated, dangerous. If you or someone…

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Risks of Self-Medicating for Depression

Feelings of sadness and experiencing grief are normal human emotions. Every person has those kinds of dark moments throughout the course of their life, but usually, those feelings dissipate relatively quickly. On the other hand, major depression, or a depressive disorder, is something more severe and potentially debilitating. Depression is a diagnosable condition classified as…

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Making the Most of Life After Rehab

There are countless ways to make the most of life after rehab! Maintaining sobriety and living a healthier, happier life can yield any number of positives, from taking on new challenges that were impossible before you got help to starting a hobby and watching that new passion flourish within you. With the help of the…

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Addressing High-Functioning Depression

You or someone you love could have depression and still live a life without even knowing that you could benefit from mental health treatment. This is because spotting someone with high functioning depression can be a challenge. On the surface, you may seem completely fine as you head off to work every day, manage relationships…

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Benefits of Partial Hospitalization

A partial hospitalization program (often called PHP) provides intensive care when experiencing severe behavioral issues. In this addiction treatment program, you will receive the care you need for several hours each day while you continue to live at home. This style of outpatient rehab will allow you to slowly transition out of intensive care with…

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Staying Sober This 4th of July

The 4th of July is synonymous with beach days, music festivals, pool parties, and fun in the sun. But, for those who are interested in staying sober, July 4th can be a challenge. This is because the summer holiday is antithetical to sober living. Instead, Independence Day is often centered around drinking alcohol, which means…

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