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A NEW LOOK AT EMPLOYEE WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH

You see the term wellness everywhere these days. It’s become such a popular buzzword that even diet plans are using it. There has also been a lot of focus on wellness in the workplace, and how happier, healthier employees can create a more productive environment that can enhance your business.   Considering that wellness may … Continued

HOW BETTY FORD REVOLUTIONIZED RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION

In the eighties, the name Betty Ford became synonymous with recovery and rehabilitation. You heard the name everywhere, and it may have been the first rehab facility that became a household name.   But people today may not be aware of who Betty Ford was, or what drove her to start a rehabilitation facility that … Continued

NEW TOOLS IN TALKING TO YOUR TEENS ABOUT ADDICTION

Talking to your teens about addiction is much like talking to them about sex. Both can be very uncomfortable conversations. These days, we know more about addiction, recovery and rehab, and parents have more tools at their disposal to talk to their kids and teens about the dangers of drugs. Here’s new tools and that … Continued

HOW TO COMPLETE “IMPOSSIBLE TASKS” WHEN DEPRESSED

There’s a new term that’s been coined relating to the struggle of depression: the impossible task. This means things you know you need to do, but are struggling with because depression can drain your strength. So when you’re struggling with depression and your mental health, how do you push through and keep going?   Defining … Continued

HOW A NEW ANIMATED SERIES IS HELPING PEOPLE UNDERSTAND ADDICTION

There have been many public service commercials and films in the past that have warned young people about addiction. And like the saying goes, the earlier you talk with your children about drugs and addiction, the better. Yet both parents and children can learn about addiction, and a new cartoon series is hoping to educate … Continued

SLASH REFLECTS ON ADDICTION AND RECOVERY

Slash, the legendary guitarist for hard rock legends Guns N’ Roses, is lucky to be alive. His history of drinking and drugs is well-documented, and thankfully he made it out to the other side alive. Now he’s reflected on his notorious past in Rolling Stone, and how he’s been able to stay with his sober. … Continued

IS ANXIETY INHERITED?

There’s a saying that we are our parents, and we can inherit a lot of good and bad from our mothers and fathers. Chemical dependency can run in a family, and anxiety may be inherited as well.   Newsweek reports that there’s a new study which has examined the areas of the brain that produce … Continued

THE DANGERS OF TOXIC SOCIAL MEDIA

A tool is only as good as whoever uses it. The net and social media can be used for good, or it can be a forum for millions of trolls to spew garbage. What people do with social media is up to them, but has social media become too toxic? It’s a question that was … Continued