6 FEB

Hilary Delladio
7:39 pm
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Natural Highs: Healthy Coping Mechanisms to Get You Through Adversity

Natural Highs: Healthy Coping Mechanisms to Get You Through Adversity   Harvard medical researchers agree: at its core addiction is a brain-based co-optation of our learning processes. Individuals addicted to heroin, prescription drugs, alcohol and even cigarettes all continue to abuse their drug of choice not because they’re blind to the damage it’s causing them, […]

17 JAN

Hilary Delladio
7:52 am
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The Secret Relationship Between Memories and Emotion

The Secret Relationship Between Memories and Emotion Ever wonder why recalling an intense emotional memory can make you start to relive the emotions you were feeling at the time? It turns out there’s more to the relationship between our memories and our feelings than meets the eye. New research suggests that the kind of hormones […]

9 JAN

Hilary Delladio
5:26 pm
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You Want to Stick Me with Needles? The Scoop on Acupuncture and How It Can Help You

Acupuncture is a time-tested medical practice. But the only thing most people know about the treatment is that it involves inserting therapeutic needles into the body. That’s enough to make even the toughest patients turn squeamish. These days a growing number of people In the United States are pushing through their misconceptions about acupuncture to […]

31 OCT

Hilary Delladio
5:14 pm
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It Takes a Village: Let’s Address Childhood Mental Illness

Watching a young person navigate the pitfalls of middle school and high school can be excruciating, especially if those years were hard for you. Once we become adults, we take on a new set of problems like paying bills and getting ahead at work, but kids suffer from mental stress and illness a lot more […]

18 OCT

Hilary Delladio
7:15 pm
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The Secret’s in the Silence: Tips for Maintaining Your Recovery in a Small Town

The Secret’s in the Silence: Tips for Maintaining Your Recovery in a Small Town Anyone who’s spent time in a small town has run into one of addiction’s greatest catalysts: boredom. Whether you’re looking for a way to pass the time or a way to escape the city limits, rural drug abuse that started at […]

5 OCT

Hilary Delladio
9:35 pm
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DIY Happiness: Here’s How You Can Feel Good Today

DIY Happiness: Here’s How You Can Feel Good Today It’s easy to blame our blues on our present circumstances. Imagining that if only we had more money, more friends, or a better job, we would have the perfect life is an escapist fantasy that lets you put off true happiness until certain outside conditions are […]

10 SEP

Hilary Delladio
12:13 am
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Carrots in Recovery: How Renewing a Love of Food Can Nurture a Healthy Lifestyle

Carrots in Recovery: How Renewing a Love of Food Can Nurture a Healthy Lifestyle The cliché of the skinny addict has a hint of truth to it. The parts of the brain that usually drive us to perform life-sustaining activities like eating or having sex are redirected by addiction to focus on the sole purpose […]

22 AUG

Hilary Delladio
3:47 pm
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Addiction Can Happen to Anyone: Here’s Why

Addiction Can Happen to Anyone: Here’s Why   “I never thought this could happen to me” are eight of the most terrifying words in the English language. For every person who becomes addicted to alcohol or drugs, even if they were initially prescribed by a doctor as is often the case with prescription opioids, their […]

9 JUL

Hilary Delladio
12:04 am
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Four Ways to Comfort a Friend

Four Ways to Comfort a Friend When someone you care deeply for is in pain, not knowing what to say or do can be heart-breaking. Here are four ways you can bring comfort to a friend in need when you’re not sure what else to do. Listen. One of the most helpful ways that we […]

28 JUN

Hilary Delladio
1:55 pm
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Help! Five Things to Do When Words Aren’t Enough

Help! Five Things to Do When Words Aren’t Enough Tragedy often strikes when we least expect it, and sometimes there are no words available to express our feelings. Shock is a normal response to hardship. But supporting someone you love or seeing yourself through a difficult situation doesn’t end when you have nothing to say. […]

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