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Why Seek Professional Help for Alcohol Addiction?

Some people choose to work through their problems with alcohol abuse by themselves. This is not recommended because self-treatment is more likely to end in relapse. Working with a professional can greatly improve a negative situation at home and help your family prepare a long-term plan to prevent relapse later.

Medical Marijuana: What Is CBD and How Is It Different Than THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for the psychological effects and the “high” associated with ingesting marijuana. Cannabidiol (CBD) doesn't have psychoactive properties but has shown promising medical applications of its own. There are multiple benefits associated with using each of these compounds
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Seven Steps to Improve Your Life through Morning Running

If you like to sleep late, running in the morning might seem scary for you, but the benefits that come with lacing up your running shoes as soon as you wake up could convince you otherwise. Being committed and focused on a morning run is not an easy task, but it will start to feel natural after a couple of weeks.
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A 13-Year-Old’s Perspective on How to Stem Violence in the World

Our thoughts have the ability to make us well or make us unwell. Science has shown that yoga, meditation, and mindfulness can assist in the healing process and that our minds can control our bodies. It is more important than ever to teach kids the skills they need to cope with emotions in a better way.
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Can Facebook Be Trusted To Decide What We Should See?

In the midst of the brouhaha about breaches of data privacy, Facebook is also taking on the challenge of weeding out fake news and hate speech. But, can we trust them to do it right? There is a fine line between thoughtful content curation and censorship.
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How to Make Healthy Eating Easy

There are thousands of articles, books, and other sources about how to eat healthily—it can be overwhelming! The reality is: eating healthy is simple, easy, and approachable. All you need to do is stay consistent with daily habits, make informed decisions, and manage your self-control.
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Financial Preparedness in the Face of Opioid Addiction

Most people don't plan on having a loved one fall victim to addiction but the sad reality is that it happens and, in West Virginia, it happens quite regularly. Here's what families may have to do financially to adapt if their family is impacted by the opioid crisis, based on my experience being a wealth manager in West Virginia, the #1 opioid state.
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There’s More to St. Patrick’s Day Than Drinking

If you're an alcoholic like I am, there really is no question—you drink, you always drink. That's what alcoholics do, we drink, St. Patrick’s Day or not.
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Proven Health Benefits of Yoga

Two well-documented benefits of yoga are related to the physiological effects of deep breathing on the brain and enhanced flexibility of joints, tendons, and ligaments related to movement and stretching.
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5 Ways Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Mental Health

People with anxiety and depression may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to reduce their symptoms, but this can lead to addiction and can cause alterations in the brain that lead to cognitive impairment, memory loss, anxiety, depression and a whole host of other mental health issues.
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Fake Health News: How to Spot It and Not Fall for It

There are millions of fake health news stories flooding the internet. They usually have dramatic titles that make outrageous but unsupported claims. Failing to understand the difference between fake and real health news can have serious consequences. Here are some tips for identifying fake health news so that you do not fall for it.
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Smartphone Syndrome: A Millennial Mental Health Crisis

Millennials were born during a period of rapid technological transformation. Most millennials have never known life without a cellular telephone or without having access to the internet. The mental health effects of being "always connected" have only recently started to be considered.

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