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Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

Cocaine is a dangerous drug made infamous by its role in various celebrity overdose deaths, but you don’t have to be famous to develop a dependence on cocaine and experience devastating physical, mental, financial and social problems. A worsening substance abuse disorder can erode your well-being and quality of...

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Gratitude Is an Action Word

Over time, substance abuse leads to selfish behaviors, harmful decisions and misplaced priorities. As a worsening addiction chips away at the foundations of your relationships, it fosters dysfunction by harming your ability to relate to others. Gratitude is the opposite of all this toxicity and unhealthiness, but you will...

colored meth

Colored Meth: Comparing Clear, White, Yellow and Pink Meth

Methamphetamines are a Schedule II stimulant that work directly on the central nervous system and interfere with neurotransmission activity. Depending on the techniques used to produce it, meth might have a powdery form or can resemble rock salt or chipped ice.  Regardless of its shape or appearance, meth has dangerous...

stress awareness

Is Stress Always Harmful?

Encountering stress in day-to-day life is inevitable. According to prevailing research, your body’s fight-or-flight response evolved to heighten your awareness amid dangerous or challenging circumstances, allowing you to act quickly when the need arises. In other words, without stress, humankind might have died out centuries ago. Some stress is beneficial,...

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Keeping Credentials up to Date | Professional Development for Counselors

Regardless of your therapy specialty, it’s essential to stay on top of cutting-edge research and innovative practices by seeking professional development opportunities. State regulatory boards also require mental health professionals to take continuing education courses to maintain their licensure and keep their credentials up to date.   Why Do Therapists Need...

what you should know about sedatives

What You Need to Know About Sedatives

Health care providers commonly prescribe sedatives to treat various conditions such as anxiety, seizures, panic disorders and sleep disorders. If your physician has recommended taking a medication like Xanax, Valium, Ativan or Lunesta, you may assume there’s no risk involved in taking these drugs under a doctor’s orders. However, you...

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