5 02, 2024

Cellulitis and Alcohol: Understanding the Connection

By |2024-02-06T21:45:54+00:00February 5, 2024|Alcohol, Alcohol Addiction, Alcoholism|0 Comments

The effects of alcohol consumption can directly and indirectly impact various bodily systems and functions. Alcohol weakens the immune system, impairs skin health, causes circulation issues, and increases the risk of injury and diabetes, all of which contribute to cellulitis. Research shows that cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection, has [...]

29 01, 2024

Supporting First Responders Through Compassion Fatigue

By |2024-01-31T00:06:21+00:00January 29, 2024|First Responders, Mental Health|0 Comments

First responders are exposed to traumatic situations and emergencies that can significantly impact their mental and physical health over time. The physical and emotional strain from trauma exposure can lead to burnout, putting first responders at risk for compassion fatigue. What is Compassion Fatigue? Compassion fatigue (CF) is a form [...]

15 01, 2024

Spotting and Avoiding Addiction Manipulation

By |2024-01-19T21:03:24+00:00January 15, 2024|Addiction, Alcoholism, Mental Health, Rehab Treatment|0 Comments

If you have a friend or family member who struggles with a drug or alcohol addiction, being able to identify the signs of addiction manipulation can help address these behaviors. Recognizing manipulation tactics in people with an addiction is essential for both loved ones and the addicts themselves, as it [...]

8 01, 2024

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Its Role in Triggering Relapse

By |2024-01-10T23:54:03+00:00January 8, 2024|Addiction, Mental Health, Rehab Treatment|0 Comments

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as the "winter blues" or seasonal depression, can cause feelings of sadness, loneliness, irritability, and social withdrawal. These undesirable symptoms can trigger individuals with seasonal depression to engage in risky or unusual activities that can be especially harmful to individuals in addiction recovery. What [...]

18 12, 2023

Holiday Heroes: 7 Resilience Lessons from First Responders

By |2024-01-02T23:43:04+00:00December 18, 2023|First Responders, Mental Health|0 Comments

First responders, including firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and paramedics, undergo an array of high-stress and often traumatic situations on the job. Finding ways to cope with and manage this stress requires resilience for first responders to perform their duties best. The Importance of Resilience for First Responders [...]

11 12, 2023

Dangerous Drinking: The Hidden Risk of Holiday Festivities

By |2023-12-27T19:14:49+00:00December 11, 2023|Alcohol, Alcohol Addiction, Alcoholism|0 Comments

Alcohol consumption sees a significant increase during the holiday season for various reasons, including holiday parties, social expectations, and stress and emotional factors. For those who struggle with excessive drinking or alcohol use disorder (AUD), the presence of alcohol during the holidays can be very triggering and dangerous. Increased Alcohol [...]

4 12, 2023

Why the Holiday Season Can Intensify Substance Abuse Issues

By |2023-12-17T21:03:37+00:00December 4, 2023|Addiction, Alcohol, Drug Rehab|0 Comments

While the holiday season is often referred to as a time for celebration and joy, it can be a triggering season for those with substance abuse issues or in recovery. This time of the year can produce a range of emotions, including stress, loneliness, and seclusion, which can lead individuals [...]

27 11, 2023

Comrades in Solitude: Helping Veterans Overcome Holiday Loneliness

By |2023-12-07T20:35:31+00:00November 27, 2023|Mental Health, Veterans|0 Comments

While the holiday season is generally a time of joy and community for most, it can be lonely and stressful for some individuals, especially veterans. The unique challenges veterans face during the holidays often stem from military experiences and adjustments to returning to civilian life. These challenges might include mental [...]

13 11, 2023

Are ED Pills Really Addictive?

By |2023-12-06T22:27:58+00:00November 13, 2023|Addiction, Rehab Treatment|0 Comments

Erectile dysfunction (ED) pills, such as Viagra and Cialis, are not known for being addictive medications. Addiction is when someone has an uncontrollable need to use a substance, often accompanied by a psychological or physical dependence. While ED pills do not cause users to become physically dependent, some men might [...]

6 11, 2023

Understanding How Long Cocaine Stays in Your Body

By |2023-11-14T19:46:57+00:00November 6, 2023|Addiction, Drug Rehab, Stimulants|0 Comments

Cocaine can be detectable in the body for different lengths of time depending on several factors. The duration it stays in your system depends on the amount consumed, administration method, the type of drug test used, and individual factors like metabolism, body mass, age, hydration level, and overall health. The [...]

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