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An Overview of Stress

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In the course of your daily life, it is normal to experience one or more demands that place mental, physical, and emotional pressure on you. Stress is how the brain responds to danger, obstacles, or demands, and the circumstances that lead to stress are many and varied. Stress is common and impacts each person differently. […]

Chemical Dependency: What Is It and How Is It Different From Addiction?

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The terms addiction and chemical dependency are often used interchangeably, but there is a significant difference between the two. Addiction is classified as a chronic illness that, although treatable, can result in compulsive behaviors. However, chemical dependency is when the body needs a substance to prevent symptoms of withdrawal.  What Causes Chemical Dependency?  Chemical dependency […]

Sensory and Physical Changes in Men During Middle Adulthood


Sensory and physical changes in middle adulthood are so gradual that most people are not even aware of them while they are happening. There are several changes that men experience in middle adulthood, ranging from minor to life-changing. Those changes include:   Vision: Vision changes are common in middle adulthood. You may develop vision disorders, including […]

Practicing Assertive Communication

There are many different styles of communication but if you are trying to express your needs calmly and succinctly, you should consider practicing assertive communication. Using this communication tactic, you can state your intentions clearly without overlooking your needs or overpowering others with them. When compared to the alternatives of passive and aggressive communication, assertive […]

8 Reasons Why You Should Participate in Your Recovery

Participating in your recovery can seem daunting. All the different ways suggested to show up can be overwhelming. Attending weekly recovery meetings and attending weekly therapy sessions can seem like time wasted to what you really want to do. Meeting with a sponsor and working the 12-Steps, while being of service to others along the […]