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5 Ways To Celebrate National Recovery Month

Every September, the US recognizes the power and availability of treatment of substance use and mental health issues through National Recovery Month. September is therefore also a wonderful time to raise awareness and understanding surrounding these issues. This month-long homage to the journey of recovery has taken place for over three decades, and it’s something…

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Anxiety and Alcohol: Identifying and Coping With a Common Condition and Its Unhelpful Anesthetic

So many people suffer from anxiety in the modern world that it’s almost more surprising to hear when someone is not anxious about an upcoming event or relationship or conflict in his or her life than to hear a long list of anxiety-related feelings. Although anxiety is a widespread condition, it’s not always crippling. Many…

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Ask the Psychiatrist: Do I Have A Drinking Problem? Alcohol Use Fact vs. Fiction

In the movies, the character with a drinking problem is easy to spot: sullen, unemployed, and estranged, typically found drinking alone or picking fights. Outside of Hollywood fiction, however, those with a drinking problem often look like our neighbors, co-workers, loved ones, and friends. They may be highly respected in their careers, beloved by their families,…