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Going Back to Work After COVID

Stress About Returning to Work: Beating COVID Anxiety

After a long year of widespread unemployment, it’s natural to have some nervousness about returning to work. While the vaccinations have proven effective and COVID case numbers are down in most parts of the United States, returning to work after COVID can still cause some stress. Like any period of transition, it’s natural to feel...
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stages of recovery

What Are the 5 Stages of Recovery for Mental Health?

Have you ever heard the saying that recovery doesn’t happen overnight? In the situation of mental health wellness, this phrase holds true. Though recovery doesn’t happen overnight, the stages of recovery for mental health are each important steps toward lifelong healing. Below, we cover the five mental health stages of recovery as well as where...
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Ohio mental health center

Using Ohio Mental Health Hotlines: Do I Need Help?

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people have faced increased stress and mental health issues. And one of the services that have helped people deal with these stressors has been Ohio mental health hotlines. These services provide quick, immediate support for individuals who need help in a crisis. But are they right for you? Today, we’ll be...
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Upper drugs

Upper Drugs: Stimulant Use in Ohio in 2021

“Upper drugs” is a term that refers to substances that stimulate the brain and body. Also called stimulants or speed, the effects of these drugs speed up the central nervous system (CNS). Upper drugs come in legal and illegal forms, both of which have increased in use in recent years. Learn more about uppers, why...
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Addictive Drugs Affect the COVID-19 Vaccine

Do Addictive Drugs Affect the COVID-19 Vaccine? 2021 Data

As the COVID-19 vaccines continue to be rolled out across the country and the globe, most American adults have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. But for others, there’s still some hesitancy, and part of the issue is that people living with substance use disorders aren’t sure if it’s safe to be...
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GABA and alcohol

GABA and Alcohol: How Drinking Leads to Anxiety

If you or a loved one has ever struggled with mental health effects after a night of drinking, you aren’t alone. There is actually a scientific reason behind this phenomenon that involves an inhibitory neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid or, more simply, GABA. Recent research shows that the connection between GABA and alcohol can explain the...
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causes of substance abuse

Causes of Addiction: From Beginning to Recovery

Experiencing addiction can be confusing because it’s often hard to pinpoint where the issue started. For many individuals living with substance use disorders, they struggle to understand the causes of addiction that led them to where they are. But with some self-reflection and access to addiction resources, the causes of addiction are surprisingly easy to...
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Returning to Work After COVID

Returning to Work After COVID: What’s Safe?

With each new day, more and more Americans receive COVID-19 vaccinations. And this is great news—FDA-approved vaccines have proven almost 100% effective at stopping severe cases of the coronavirus. But many people have not had the chance to get vaccinated or cannot for medical reasons, so as things progressively open up, a lot of people...
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how to prevent relapse

The Stages of Relapse and Why They Matter

Are you trying to figure out if the stages of relapse you are going through are normal? Let’s take a look at what is and what is not normal and why it matters. Contrary to popular belief, recovery from addiction is a lot more complex than simply “recovered” or “not recovered.” For most people, recovery...
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What Can I do After Being Vaccinated?

What Can I Do After Being Vaccinated?

While the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have shown a light at the end of the tunnel, the coronavirus pandemic is not over yet. And for many people who have been vaccinated, it’s hard to tell what is and isn’t safe right now. This is especially true for people living with mental...
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