Addictions & Mental Health

Is Multitasking Bad for You?

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Multitasking is less about doing multiple things at one time than it is about rapidly switching our focus from one thing to another. Efficiency is actually lost rather than gained in multitasking. The brain becomes exhausted, burning out the exact energy it needs to focus at all. Oxygenated glucose helps the brain concentrate. Multitasking uses up […]

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What Is Antisocial Personality Disorder?

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Antisocial personality disorder is a social, biological, and environmental disorder that can lead people to social isolation, incarceration, institutionalization, and more. Commonly confused with being psychopathic, being antisocial can lead to a life of problematic behaviors with little understanding about the source. Many people diagnosed with psychopathy can meet the criteria for antisocial personality disorder, […]

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How To Support A Loved One In Treatment

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Loving warmth and support If you haven’t suffered from drug and alcohol addiction yourself, or even faced emotional hardships in your life you might feel that you are unqualified for supporting your loved one. Positive support from family has been shown to lower symptoms of depressions. Make sure not to minimize what your loved one is experiencing. […]

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Forgiveness is A Choice

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Resentment is the poison we drink in an effort to cause someone else harm. Part of the recovery process is learning to let go of resentments. Holding onto anger and pain prevents true healing. It’s easier said than done, especially when you just don’t want to forgive. Here is some food for thought to help you navigate […]