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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? 

[FREE GUIDE] If you’re concerned that someone you care about may be struggling with addiction, download our guide to find resources and help today!

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

*If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1. Read more

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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Patient having conversation about health-related issues with their doctor.

You and Your Doctor: Important Discussions To Have At Your Next Appointment

Having a good relationship with your primary care doctor is crucial to maintaining your overall health and well-being. From vaccinations to preventative care, it’s important that you and your physician are on the same page about how to best approach your healthcare.

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Person receiving chiropractic care for back pain.

Chiropractic Care: How Chiropractic Treatment Helps Common Conditions

Chiropractic care is a great alternative treatment for a variety of health conditions; in fact, chiropractic treatments are often used to address things like chronic pain, migraine headaches, reduced mobility, osteoarthritis, sprains and more.

Let’s take a deeper dive into some common conditions that benefit from chiropractic care:

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Therapist working with patient to improve mental health.

8 Tips on How To Improve Mental Health: Your Guide to a Healthier Mindset

Good mental health is just as important as physical health, but it’s not always something we focus on. We’re so busy with work, family, and other daily responsibilities that our mental health often takes a back seat to everything else, but taking care of our emotional health is critical to living a healthy life. Learn how to improve mental health and reap the many benefits! Read more

Patient visiting their primary care doctor.

Does a Primary Care Doctor Help Overall Health?

Having a trusted primary care doctor (or primary care physician) is essential for your individual healthcare needs!

One – it’s comforting to know that you have a physician who knows your medical history, from vaccinations and minor illnesses to conditions and health issues that you live with on an ongoing basis. Two – studies show that having a primary care doctor leads to better health outcomes at lower costs! But, there’s more to it than just that.

Let’s take a deeper dive into the reasons why you need a trusted primary care doctor.

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Mental health professional helping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

What Are the Symptoms and Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Have you experienced an extremely stressful or traumatic event that changed your life?

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a serious condition. It occurs when individuals experience or witness a traumatic event and are overwhelmed with feelings of distress and anxiety that stay with them long past the event itself. In this blog, we will address some symptoms and causes of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

*If you feel like you might have PTSD or any other mental health disorder, do not self-diagnose. Instead, reach out to a mental health professional.

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Child mental health counselor talking with an adolescent.

Understanding Adolescent and Children’s Mental Health Statistics

As a parent or guardian, it’s natural to worry about your child’s health, and it can be scary when you start noticing signs of a mental health struggle in your son or daughter.

Current child mental health statistics show that mental health disorders are more common than you may realize. (In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that nearly half of all adolescents experience a mental health disorder at some point in their lives.) It’s important to seek help when you notice emotional distress, because in many cases, these issues can be part of a larger problem. Every single day, young children and adolescents are treated for mental illnesses — and successfully. There is help out there!

*If you think your child might have a mental health disorder, do not self-diagnose. Instead, reach out to a mental health care provider.

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Therapist providing effective mental health talk therapy for a patient.

What Are the Most Effective Mental Health Therapy Methods?

How many different types of psychotherapy are there? Are they effective at treating specific conditions and behavioral health? What is self-care? What’s the difference between cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and narrative therapy?

There are a lot of questions to be answered when it comes to determining which treatment option is the most effective mental health therapy — but try not to get overwhelmed.

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While it might seem like all forms of therapy are based on the same principles, slight variations make all the difference when it comes to effective treatment. Follow along to learn more about some of the most effective types of therapy for various conditions.

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