Support group for addiction recovery.

Walking Through the 5 Stages of Addiction Recovery

What exactly does the process of recovering from an addiction look like? How does someone know they’re ready for treatment? Whether recovering from substance use disorder or addictive behaviors, a great first step for a successful treatment program is understanding the 5 stages of addiction recovery.

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Workers handling hazardous chemicals at their workplace.

What are the Categories for Occupational Hazards?

Workplace safety depends on both employees and management to identify these health and safety hazards to create better working conditions. There are six types of workplace hazards to be aware of: biological hazards, chemical hazards, ergonomic hazards, physical hazards, safety hazards and work organization hazards.

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Person at home following chiropractic care.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustment: How Long Do They Last?

Chiropractors use joint and spinal manipulation to correct misalignments of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic therapy provides pain relief for a number of painful conditions, ultimately improving overall health and well-being.

A common question from people who are considering chiropractic treatment is, “How long does pain reduction last following treatment?” So, let’s examine the factors that affect the amount of time that chiropractic treatment benefits last.

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Woman going on a self-care run for physical activity in the fresh air.

35 Good Mental Health Habits To Try

It’s hard to know exactly how to improve your mental health, but implementing some good mental health habits is a good place to start. What improves one person’s mood might not help someone else, so as you learn more about your mental health, try out different self-care habits to see which ones make you feel better — and which ones you can see yourself doing regularly.

If you’re looking for ways to improve mental health, here are a few healthy habits to help you find what works for you.

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Child going through a mental health evaluation with a counselor.

What Is A Child Mental Health Evaluation? The Info You Need To Know

When your child struggles in school or at home, it can be difficult to know why. As a parent or caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn for help, so a qualified professional can offer the expert insight that you’re looking for into your child’s mental health needs.

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Employees participating in a workplace counseling session.

Problem/Resolution Counseling and Support in the Workplace

Disclaimer: In this post, counseling refers to a “short term problem resolution session,” since there is no treatment plan or diagnosis involved in these meetings/sessions. 

In small doses, stress can be a great motivating force to work harder, make improvements, and focus on future accomplishments. Large amounts of stress, however, can overwhelm and impair one’s ability to function and also negatively impact well-being – sometimes to the point where it can have severe health consequences.

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Patient receiving acupuncture for anxiety treatment.

Acupuncture: Can It Help Treat Anxiety?

Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine used for thousands of years, is actually one of the most common complementary and alternative treatments for anxiety.

In this article, we’ll go over what acupuncture is, how it works, and whether or not it can help with anxiety—and if so, how. We’ll also cover some specific types of anxiety that might benefit from acupuncture treatment as well as how complementing your current treatment plan with acupuncture could improve your overall health and well-being.

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Doctor and patient discussing treatment options.

Keys To a Healthy Doctor-Patient Relationship

Strong relationships are made up of equal parts trust and communication. And, those same elements are required to create a good relationship with your primary care doctor, too.

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Group of people at an AA meeting.

Should You Try The 12 Steps of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)?

The 12 steps of AA are the core of the Alcoholics Anonymous approach to recovery from alcoholism. The program was developed by co-founders Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (who were both recovered alcoholics) with input from other members. The idea is that when an alcoholic admits that they have a problem and agrees to follow certain guidelines for living a sober life, they will eventually be able to eliminate their need for alcohol or other drugs entirely.

While developed for alcoholism, the twelve steps of alcoholics anonymous’ philosophy can be used for other addictions, and many of the principles have been adopted by other organizations. For example, Narcotics Anonymous is for those struggling with substance abuse. Read more

New mother struggling with postpartum depression.

Postpartum Depression (PPD): What It Is & How To Get Help

Many women feel overwhelmed with joy and excitement when they find out they are pregnant. They prepare for the eventual changes to their body — and the baby’s arrival. But for some women, pregnancy can bring about unexpected emotions like sadness or anxiety, which can be signs of postpartum depression (PPD).

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