Mental Health and Addiction Triggers in Times of Social Unrest
Jul 19 2020

Mental Health and Addiction Triggers in Times of Social Unrest

One of the unintended side effects of modern society is the widespread reach of media communication. While this communication is neither inherently “good” or “bad,” our constant exposure to predetermined topics within the news cycle can cause additional anxiety, stress, and depression. It’s even worse for first responders on the front lines, who aren’t just…

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First Responders and Panic Attacks
Sep 11 2020

First Responders and Panic Attacks

Anyone who lives through a traumatic experience can be triggered into an onset of panic. Any veteran firefighter, EMT, or law enforcement officer has likely assisted someone going through a panic attack — probably many people. Yet, regardless of their experience, first responders themselves can also be prone to experiencing panic. These episodes may not…

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Sep 10 2020

Online Outpatient Care Provides a New Lease on Sobriety

Undergoing treatment for addiction to alcohol and/or substances does not guarantee a future free from relapse. Far from it — the nature of addiction brings a seemingly endless parade of temptations into the mind of the afflicted individual. After years of group meetings, the impact of a prescribed format can grow dull and ineffectual. Online…

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How Can You Identify and Avoid PTSD Triggers?
Feb 06 2020

How Can You Identify and Avoid PTSD Triggers?

Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a psychological condition caused by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event.  This may be an event that happened in a moment, such as a serious accident or act of violence, or it may be a series of events that occurred over a long period of time, such as…

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Relapse and Recovery
Apr 02 2020

Relapse and Recovery

Recovery is more than simply choosing not to use. It is a way of living. It is a constant awareness of yourself and your world. In the beginning, when you have yet to make this awareness a habit, it can be very difficult and frustrating. It can seem like you are always “on.” But over…

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Crisis
Jun 24 2020

How To Help Someone Recovering in Times of Crisis

Those in recovery know how difficult managing relapse can be. The triggers can lie dormant for long stretches of time before suddenly kicking into full force. The pressure to use alcohol and/or substances is enough to send recovering addicts into a full-blown crisis. If there is someone in your life struggling with relapse, there are…

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how to identify triggers
Dec 12 2019

Identifying and Coping with Triggers in Recovery

Addiction is a physical disease, but it also involves many complex psychological factors.  These factors are a large part of the reason addiction is so hard to overcome, and psychological work is usually necessary to achieve lasting recovery.  During and after treatment for addiction, individuals with substance use disorders need to identify emotional and physical…

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