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Mental Health

Mental health issues and substance use often go together and are called co-occurring disorders. Here you will find information and resources on the subject.

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Do you consider yourself an extrovert or an introvert? Extroverts often find social interaction to be fun and energizing. Introverts often find quiet time alone to be more fulfilling and energizing. So if you are the kind of person who can’t wait to go to the party, you are likely extroverted. And if you are...
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What if You and Your Partner Aren’t on the Same Sobriety Page?, Sobriety, Sobriety Partner
Two Great Things That Might Not Go Great Together You have reclaimed your sobriety. You are in love. Taken one at a time, each of those things is simply wonderful. Taken together, however, those two things can be in conflict—especially if your partner does not want to give up drugs or alcohol. Whether your partner...
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nighttime anxiety, Avoid Allowing Evening Anxiety to Upset Your Sobriety, Anxiety, Insomnia, Relapse triggers, Caffeine,
Do you experience higher levels of anxiety in the evening? There is a good chance that you, like many others, find nighttime to be the part of your day during which you feel most anxious. That anxiety can disrupt your ability to get the rest you need—and that can be the beginning of a negative...
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Loneliness, Do Not Let Loneliness or Languishing Lead to Relapse,
Recovery Advice Brought to You By the Letter “L” If you or someone you love is a Sesame Street fan, you might remember Bert and Ernie’s duet called “La La La.” It is not as famous, perhaps, as “Rubber Duckie” or “I Love Trash” or “C is for Cookie,” but it is a solid exploration...
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Sober Path is Available Via Neuroplasticity
When you head off to work each day—whether you drive, walk, bike, take public transportation, or just head down the hall to the home office—odds are pretty good that you take the same route each day.  You might have tried a few different routes when you first got the job, and from time to time...
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Laughter in Addiction Recovery, Laughter and Sobriety
“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” That’s a quote from the legendary comic actor, filmmaker, and composer Charlie Chaplin—a man who made millions of people laugh during the silent film era and beyond. In fact, Chaplin’s films are still delighting viewers today. It seems safe to say that if ever there was an...
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