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Common Mental Health Disorders

Mental health disorders include a wide range of conditions that affect cognitive function, moods, thought patterns, and, ultimately, behavior. There are a wide range of common mental health disorders including anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), borderline personality disorder, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Common Mental Health Disorders Recognizing common mental health disorders…

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What is DBT?

What is DBT? If you’re looking for help with an addiction, you’ve likely run across something called dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). In an evidence-based method of therapy, DBT treats a wide variety of mental health illnesses. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in Tampa, FL is primarily useful for positively impacting behavior patterns. So, exactly what is…

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What Teens Learn from Vaping

Make no mistake, vaping behavior is a gateway to harder drug use. Getting hooked on nicotine through smoking is already the top addiction. Now, vapor delivers nicotine to the brain much more effectively than smoke. Higher blood concentrations of nicotine occur in “vapers” versus smokers, generally. But set aside physical addiction, the chemical and structural…

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How Recovery Can Transform You

PART ONE Once a ‘Functioning’ Alcoholic/Addict, Now an “Acceptable, Responsible, Productive Member of Society” “The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential.” – Michael Dooley I clearly remember that my attitude (well, at least part of it) coming into my first 12-Step recovery meeting was: “Although I’ve got a problem with drinking…