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The Dangers of Wine Mom Culture

Throughout American society, you might hear references to wine mom culture. Unfortunately, these references are also normalizing the alcoholism from which many moms are suffering. Catchphrases include, “I wine because my kinds whine,” or “Mommy juice.” Either way, these phrases emblazoned on coffee mugs, tote bags, and wine glasses are dangerous promotions of wine mom…

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What are Co-occurring Disorders

Substance abuse presents enormous challenges. Sometimes, mental health issues such as anxiety or depression magnify those challenges. Science has a name for this: “co-occurring disorders.” But what are co-occurring disorders? And how do you successfully get treatment for them? Also known as “dual-diagnosis” disorders, co-occurring disorders are very common. For reasons doctors are just now…

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Signs of An Anxiety Attack

Your heart is beating fast. You feel dizzy, your palms are sweaty, your stomach is upset, and you feel like something bad is about to happen. You may be experiencing the signs of an anxiety attack, where the body’s fight or flight system goes into overdrive without warning. Anxiety attacks are one of the most…

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Signs of Depression

Depression is among the nation’s most common mental illnesses. It is a widespread and serious condition that, in many instances, requires medical treatment — either counseling, medication, or both. Depression can also exist concurrently with substance abuse disorders, requiring an even more comprehensive form of treatment. But what are the signs of depression? The signs…