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  • drugged driving

    Drugged Driving On The Rise

    2020 brought major disruption and change to almost every area of our lives. Among the biggest: changes in our work and travel patterns. With many businesses temporarily closed and offices emptied of workers assigned to work from home, traffic on our highways thinned out temporarily, too. Given that change, it’s concerning that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that traffic fatalities actually went up during that time. 2020 also saw a bump in substance abuse, and part of that increase, they attributed to an increase in drunk and drugged driving.

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  • Bipolar Disorder

    How Do I Know if I Have Bipolar Disorder?

    Bipolar disorder may be one of the most misunderstood mental health disorders today. We’ve all heard of it, and if we’re being honest, we’ve all formed our own perceptions after seeing it portrayed in movies and on TV as individuals struggling with manic highs and dangerously dark lows. But the reality is more complex than […]

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  • ADHD and Addiction

    Addiction Risk and ADHD: What’s the Connection?

    Research on ADHD-addiction risk shows a growing concern that people with ADHD may be more susceptible to alcohol or drug misuse.

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  • relax

    Spring Forward But Kick Back: Putting the “Break” Back In Spring Break

    How do you know if you’re getting enough sleep? Sometimes a lack of sleep comes from a busy schedule, overconsumption of caffeine or alcohol, or an anxious mind. But sleep problems can have many contributing factors and no single solution. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one-third of adults (35%) don’t get enough […]

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  • grief

    Is There a Right Way to Grieve?

    We often think of grief as a process that only happens when someone close to us dies. But the reality is we grieve losses of all kinds throughout our lives. This has been especially apparent in recent years as our entire lives have been turned upside down by the pandemic. In fact, this has been […]

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  • The Importance of Addressing Women’s Intimacy Issues

    While rom-coms and Hallmark movies are welcome slices of rosy escapism from time to time, it doesn’t take long to realize how the storylines conveniently gloss over the complexities and potential intimacy issues involved with being in a healthy relationship. When the couple we’re rooting for is playfully heaving snowballs at each other while planning […]

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