Help for You

Help for you if you think you may have a problem with alcohol abuse.

Giving Back: Why Giving Is a Great Way to Receive

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Giving Back: Why Giving Is a Great Way to Receive

One of people’s greatest natural needs is for love, which many people seek by attaining a certain level of popularity, acquiring material assets or acting a certain way. However, getting rich and beautiful falls short time and again to enhance one’s quality of life. Indeed, lasting happiness is built around deeper elements than such base desires. In fact, efforts directed at showing love more successfully help people feel love. These actions are defined by actions of giving, as research shows that mental and physical health improve when people show acts of selflessness. The following...

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Addiction and Changing Your Ways

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Addiction and Changing Your Ways

Most experts agree that life improves once addicts treat their conditions. According to the World Health Organization, good health is about much more than just the absence of a disease1. “Quality of life” is a term that describes how someone feels about her wellbeing: someone with a good quality of life will often have a positive perception of herself, the feeling that she fits in with her culture and community. She may also think that her life meets her hopes and dreams. In fact, people with a good quality of life often feel relatively healthy, mentally well and independent even though...

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What to Do When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

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What to Do When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

On a global scale, people seem to be under much more stress. Indeed, even the planet seems to be getting overwhelmed, so there is just no escaping the fact that many situations cause pressures that previous generations never faced. The economy and family deterioration may be the cause for some problems, and the growing epidemic of stress may be intertwined with these issues, particularly the rise of substance abuse and addiction. These problems often result as a sad outcome of relying upon prescription drugs to find some measure of relief. As this solution seems to bring on new issues...

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Three Ways to Prepare Yourself for Rehab

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Three Ways to Prepare Yourself for Rehab

So, you are going to participate in a rehabilitation program. That is excellent news! This is an important step toward becoming the healthy, reliable person that you can and want to be. Most participants have an opportunity to browse potential care programs, build enthusiasm for participation and life changes, and tie up loose ends at home. So take advantage of the time that you have to prepare! Even in the midst of your current surroundings, there is a lot that you can do to shift gears as you cruise onto this highway of recovery. Step 1 – Look Before Merging Are you going to...

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Why You Should Avoid Stressed and Tired Decisions

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Why You Should Avoid Stressed and Tired Decisions

Avoiding a relapse is likely one of your primary goals after overcoming addiction. After much effort, you are now living a drug-free life and seeing the rewards of staying sober gives you the determination to keep moving forward. It is also encouraging to see how those around you and who care about your well-being are also benefitting from your new, healthy lifestyle and are happier. Now, you need to think about ways in which you can avoid any setbacks and ways in which you can be well prepared in case of cravings and triggers. It is important to remember that most decisions that lead to...

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4 Ways to Identify Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Yourself

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4 Ways to Identify Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Yourself

Common stressors in life such as taking care of urgent errands, dealing with family problems, financial setbacks and other similar concerns may cause ordinary feelings of unease and anxiety. For most people, these feelings disappear as soon as action is taken and the issue is fixed or is in the process of being solved. However, for people with generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, it is a different story. GAD is a mental condition that gives the sufferer ongoing symptoms of excessive anxiety over common activities of the day to the point of interfering with the person’s productivity. The...

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