4 Mental Health Organizations in the UK

4 Mental Health Organizations in the UK

4 Mental Health Organizations in the UK Not everyone can afford treatment fo   Samaritans: A charity started in 1953 by Chad Varah who, as a curate, had taken the funeral of a fourteen year-old girl who killed herself because she thought she had an STD when really she was menstruating. He placed an ad …

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Why the Hair Follicle Test is More Effective Than a Urinalysis

Why the Hair Follicle Test is More Effective Than a Urinalysis

Why the Hair Follicle Test is More Effective Than a Urinalysis Routined drug tests must be done to ensure that no one shows up high or drunk at work. Drug users can risk a business’s productivity, cost, and health and safety of the company and its workers. While it is common to use a urinalysis …

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What to Look For in a Sponsor

What to Look For in a Sponsor

What to Look For in a Sponsor When you are trying to recover from addiction, it can be hard to go to friends and family for support if they have never been through your experiences. Sponsor can provide a great source of comfort and will act as your mentor through your recovery. According to an …

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What Anxiety Feels Like

What Anxiety Feels Like

What Anxiety Feels Like Anxiety is when you suffer extreme apprehension and worry which can affect everyday situations and relationships. Anxiety is not a disorder to take lightly as side effects include panic attacks, headaches, frequent urination, insomnia, having trouble sleeping, depression, and much more. If you know someone with anxiety, it is best to …

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The Negative Impacts of Social Media Addiction

The Negative Impacts of Social Media Addiction

The Negative Impacts of Social Media Addiction Social media addiction is having a compulsion to use social media in excess with attention solely on status updates or looking at people’s profiles. A study at Chicago University says that this addiction is stronger than alcohol and cigarettes and Harvard University says talking about yourself stimulates pleasure. …

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The History of Holistic Medicine

The History of Holistic Medicine

The History of Holistic Medicine Holistic medicine is all about believing in the importance of healing the entire person instead of the specific illness, certain body parts, or symptoms. Holistic comes from the Greek word “holos” which means whole. Emotions, environment, and lifestyle can play a role in health just as much as medicine can. …

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Substance Abuse and Crime

Substance Abuse and Crime

Substance Abuse and Crime Certain drugs like heroin, cocaine, speed, marijuana and other drugs are illegal as well as drinking while driving. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc, 80% of people are incarcerated from drug and alcohol-related crimes such as domestic violence, drinking while driving, public-order offenses, and property offenses. …

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Shopping Addicts Buy Their Feelings

Shopping Addicts Buy Their Feelings

Shopping Addicts Buy Their Feelings Shopping is a basic need as we always need to buy something new. There is, however, always a limit to how much we should spend and what purchases are even necessary. Unfortunately, shopping addicts do not have any limits when it comes to spending. Those with an addiction to shopping …

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Selfie Addiction is a Mental Health Issue

Selfie Addiction is a Mental Health Issue

Selfie Addiction is a Mental Health Issue Selfies are a major trend today where you take photos of yourself and upload them on social media. Because of the smart phone device of being able to flip a camera angle directly towards you instead of just in front, people love to take advantage of that so …

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Self-Harm and Addiction

Self-Harm and Addiction

Self-Harm and Addiction Some people let out their anxiety and frustration by locking themselves in their room or crying. Others develop an addiction to self-harm where you deliberately and intentionally hurt yourself with no intent of suicide. Current Psychiatry says that 90% of self-harmers experience temporary relief from overwhelming emotions and negative thoughts. Different forms …

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Professions with the Highest Risks of Substance Abuse

Professions with the Highest Risks of Substance Abuse

Professions with the Highest Risks of Substance Abuse High pressure jobs can take a toll on its workers. Police officers, doctors, factory workers, lawyers and many other careers deal with the lives of their clients. In order to deal with their anxiety or depression, they take to substance abuse. It is important for workers to …

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