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The Benefits of Journaling for Mental Health & Healing

Once upon a time, when you were in primary school, you probably filled your notebook with everyday happenings in school, wrote about your crush(es), and drew a couple of hearts here and there. The humdrum of adulthood typically takes away journaling habits and replaces them with something a little less exciting like writing meeting notes, reminders, and to-do lists.   Why...

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History of Addiction Treatment and Rehab Facilities: A Timeline

Substance use isn’t new. Humans have been using (and abusing) substances since ancient times.  The frozen body of Ötzi, who’ve lived in 3300 BC and was recovered in the Alps in 1991, carried with him a variety of fungi with interesting psychedelic properties.  South American tribes in 300 BCE used a hallucinogen called cohoba. Made from mimosa beans, it was...

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The Importance of Substance and Alcohol Addiction Treatment for Veterans

What does patriotism mean? If there’s anyone out there who truly knows, it’s veterans.  Whether they’ve served in the military, navy, or air service, they’ve spent a significant portion of their lives on active or reserved duty. Some have even put their lives on the line or have been disabled in the process of serving and protecting their country. Unfortunately,...

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Addiction Recovery Advocates You Should Know

There’s a lot of work involved in recovery: working through concurring disorders, unresolved guilt, and the emotional and psychological issues that come with it. There’s so much to deal with that sometimes the path to recovery feels painfully long.  During this time, listening to successful recovery stories can ignite hope. It motivates us to push on. That’s why it’s helpful...

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