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Manic Episode Symptoms

A manic episode is a sustained period of unusually intense energy, racing thoughts and extreme behavior. People can also experience hallucinations and delusions, which indicate a break from reality. What Does a Manic Episode Feel Like? Mania is a dramatic departure from your usual mood, and can disrupt your life. It causes...

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How to Deal With Difficult Family Members

Many families plan large get-togethers during the holiday season, but you might find yourself dreading these gatherings if your family is dysfunctional, overly judgmental, toxic or unsupportive. When difficult people in your life are relatives, it’s especially challenging. Here are five tips for dealing with them. 1. Set Boundaries and...

When is Recovery Month?

When you hear about addiction, it's often negative. However, there is cause for celebration for those thriving in recovery. In the United States, an estimated 22 million people are in recovery from alcohol or drug use.  While that is incredible — many more people are still battling substance use disorders....

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What Is a Relapse?

Addiction is a complicated disease, and even when you think recovery is going smoothly, challenges can still emerge. According to statistics from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, up to 60% of people who struggle with substance use disorders will experience a relapse – or a return to drinking...