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Healthy vs. Toxic Guilt

Healthy vs. Toxic Guilt

Guilt is feeling bad that something happened to someone. There can be guilt that is rational such as hurting someone’s feelings and seeing that person cry and there is irrational guilt where you can feel bad for someone else feeling bad about something that was not your fault. It is important to get rid of your unhealthy guilt to prevent these thoughts from keeping you up at night and to learn that you cannot control the uncontrollable. More information on our addiction treatment Alcohol Drugs Gambling Healthy guilt occurs when you have done something wrong like when you cause harm…

How Alcohol Affects the Kidneys

How Alcohol Affects the Kidneys

Just like the liver, the kidneys are considered an underappreciated organ. The kidneys filter blood to remove toxins and wastes in the body as well as activate Vitamin D and regulate the volume and concentration of the body’s fluids. Kidneys help keep your blood pressure balanced as well as blood minerals like potassium, sodium and phosphorus. Kidneys also release a hormone that directs the production of red blood cells. Because of all of the good things that kidneys can do to the body, it is important to protect them from the damages caused by alcohol to prevent kidney disease. The…

Drug Addiction and Eating Disorders

Hoarding and Substance Abuse

Collectors like to collect specific things in a variety of different shapes and styles such as bottle caps, paintings, baseball cards, posters, and much more. Hoarders collect unneeded items in fear of throwing anything away. When mixed with substance abuse, this bad combination needs to be treated before you lose control over not just your house but your life. More information on our addiction treatment Alcohol Drugs Gambling According to the National Fire Protection Association, 3%-5% of the population hoards. The most common items are newspapers, clothing, packing materials, magazines, books, and animals. Majority of the time, hoarders just have…

How Does an Addict Think?

How Does an Addict Think?

People can look at addicts and not understand why they do what they do when they are aware of the harmful consequences. It is easy to judge instead of taking the time to understand what an addict must have been thinking as they using. In order to better sympathize with addicts, it is important to see where they are coming from in their addiction in order to better help them. More information on our addiction treatment Alcohol Drugs Gambling People can do drugs and alcohol because of peer pressure as they see friends and family drinking alcohol or doing drugs…

Great Reasons to Stop Drinking Alcohol

Great Reasons to Stop Drinking Alcohol

Alcohol has the power to destroy your mental and physical health. According to the World Health Organization, Ireland has the second highest rate of binge drinking and 88 Irish people die from alcohol a month which would be a thousand a year. Here are great reasons to quit drinking alcohol so you can start your recovery. When you wake up in the morning, you will not feel a throbbing headache from a hangover but will wake up feeling replenished like you are given a second chance. Most of your money would normally be spent on going to the bar or…

Fentanyl- A Deadly Opioid Addiction

Fentanyl- A Deadly Opioid Addiction

Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate pain reliever that is prescribed with those who suffer severe pain or injury after they have surgery. Like all drugs, fentanyl can be abused too in that many experience a state of euphoria and feel relaxed after. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, more than 1,000 died in the U.S. from fentanyl from 2005-2007. Those under the influence of fentanyl need to seek treatment to prevent the chances of contributing to this statistic. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetics Journal, nurses and anesthesiologists have a higher probability of being under the influence of this opiate…

Bibliotherapy to Help You Learn About Yourself and Others

Bibliotherapy to Help You Learn About Yourself and Others

Bibliotherapy is when children, teens, and adults read a variety of books, both fiction and nonfiction, in order to educate and help treat any mental disorders. This supplemental use of therapy goes back to Ancient Egyptians as they acknowledged the power of words and felt like a library was a house for healing the soul. The library of Ancient Greeks were considered sacred. In World War I and II, books were used to help soldiers returning from war to deal with the physical and emotional effects they went through. Abraham Lincoln even felt that books helped present empathy and shared…

Foods That Are Good for the Liver

Foods That Are Good for the Liver

The liver is an underappreciated organ that helps your body rid toxins. You do not want to wait until it stops functioning to start appreciating it. A healthy liver is very important to your body in which it cleans your blood, produces the important digestive liquid bile and stores energy in the form of the sugar glycogen. When you take a pain reliever for a headache, the liver breaks down the active ingredient to help with your headache. There are many healthy foods and drinks to eat in order to keep your liver functioning. More information on our addiction treatment…

Extreme Behaviors in Love Addiction

Extreme Behaviours in Love Addiction

Love Addiction Behaviours Sex addiction is when the person is addicted to engaging in sexual behaviours and cannot stop having sexual thoughts. Then there is love addiction where sex is not the main pursuit. Someone can be in love with the idea of love as they go from one relationship to the other. Someone can also go to the point of obsession where that person occupies their thoughts on an everyday basis. That person is put above everything and everyone else such as family, friends, and work. A love addict’s obsession with their primary target can be deadly if not…

Binge-watching Can Affect Mental Health

Binge-watching Can Affect Mental Health

A new hobby that people tend to partake in is binge-watching shows through services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, Starz, Showtime, and more. Instead of waiting each week for a new episode of your favorite show to surface, streaming networks show a full season which can be as long as thirteen episodes. According to a study by Deliotte, 70% binge-watch shows more than watching traditional television. While it may seem like watching televisions are completely harmless, they can actually do harm to your physical and mental state. More information on our addiction treatment Alcohol Drugs Gambling According…