Man overcoming his gambling disorder by talking with a counselor.

When Do You Need Gambling Addiction Help? 7 Major Questions Answered

There’s nothing wrong with gambling every once in a while. It can be a fun, enjoyable activity when done responsibly. But, when this hobby begins to affect your overall mental health or causes you to regularly lose large amounts of money, it’s a problem.

Learn more about how to get gambling addiction help and recognize when enough is enough. Read more

Rehab center providing addiction treatment.

What Is Rehab — and Will It Lead to Addiction Recovery?

You may have heard the terms “rehab” and “detox” used interchangeably, but they are not necessarily the same. What is rehab? It refers to the entire process of rehabilitation and recovery from addiction, while detox is a step in the recovery process.

Detox, a withdrawal management program, is a step of addiction treatment for those struggling with alcohol use or drug addiction. It involves 24/7 medical care and support for a short amount of time – typically between 3 and 7 days. 

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Mental health professional counseling a patient whose stress affects their well-being.

How Does Stress Affect Your Physical and Mental Health?

Stress is a natural part of everyday life; everyone experiences stress, even if they don’t have an anxiety disorder or other mental illness. But if your body experiences long-term stress, it can cause bigger problems. 

Stress affects mental health just as much as mental health problems affect your body’s stress response in return. Plus, stress-related issues can manifest into physical health problems, as well.  Read more

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9 Types of Behavioral Health Therapy to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

Children have a lot of feelings swirling around, whether or not a mental health condition is present — and it can often be hard for them to express things clearly. Mental health services provide helpful tools for children so that they can learn the skills needed for regulating their emotions. 

If your child is struggling with behavior issues, such as anger management or tantrums, there are many effective types of behavioral health therapy for kids.

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Improve Business Health With an Employee Wellness Program

Employee wellness programs include a variety of initiatives that help employees improve overall health and well-being: disease prevention, health promotion, and education programs.

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Patient visiting a primary care doctor.

Types of Doctors: What are Primary Care Physicians and Providers?

A doctor-patient relationship is just that — a relationship that is based on trust and clear understanding. Getting to know the same doctor through checkups, screenings, and well visits allows the doctor to know and understand your personal history and symptoms. Plus, that type of familiarity makes it easier to diagnose problems, which ultimately keeps you healthier AND happier.

Your primary care physician is the doctor you turn to for basically everything, from routine checkups to the diagnosis of persistent, nagging illnesses. But what exactly is a primary care doctor and how are primary care providers different from other specialists?

There are a number of differences between the types of doctors and providers involved in primary healthcare. Let’s take a deeper look!

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The Benefits of Facial Acupuncture

The face is the first thing people see when they look at you. It reveals your age, your state of mind, and can even give clues about your personality (before you open your mouth)!

It seems that everybody these days is looking for the perfect facial rejuvenation formula to fight the aging process, hoping to slow the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) believes it has the anti-aging answer, and that’s facial acupuncture. Benefits include increased collagen production, better circulation and even improved complexion. Is it possible you’ve stumbled upon a treatment that works better than Botox? Perhaps! Let’s learn more… Read more

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Can You Prevent Your Children From Inheriting Addiction Problems?

Addiction is a complex disease that can be difficult to overcome, and unfortunately prevention is never guaranteed. It often runs in families, and unfortunately, children of addicts are at a higher risk of developing addiction problems themselves. But does this mean that addiction is hereditary? And are there steps you can take to TRY to prevent your child from inheriting your addiction? 

Disclaimer: Addiction looks different for everyone. This article will make general statements about addiction and is not meant to diagnose or suggest treatment. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, contact a treatment center

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Employees participating in a workplace wellness program.

Workplace Wellness Programs: An Overview

There are many reasons why employers across the nation are implementing workplace wellness programs.They can reduce sick leave, decrease workers’ compensation insurance costs and increase productivity. Plus, people who work for organizations that provide wellness programs tend to have higher job satisfaction rates and stay with the company longer (which will save you money on recruiting and training new employees)!

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Detox center that is providing addiction treatment programs.

What Is Addiction — and How to Get Help

What is addiction? It’s a serious condition that can affect all aspects of your life, including your relationships, work, and hobbies. It affects both the brain and behavior. When you hear the word “addiction,” you might immediately think of drug abuse and alcohol addiction. However, it doesn’t begin and end with drug addiction.

Addictions come in many different forms, including alcohol, drugs, gambling, gaming, or eating disorders. It’s more than just a craving; addictions affect self-control and often have other harmful consequences.

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