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7 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

Posted 12-03-2013 at 04:35 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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The holiday season is a time of wonder, joy, and goodwill. So why are you so stressed?

The truth is the holiday season is a time of stress and anxiety for a lot of people. There are ads demanding that we buy, buy, buy; aimed at convincing us that nothing, absolutely nothing, says “love” like something big, shiny, and expensive under the perfectly decorated tree. And then there’s the whole family aspect; the expectation that family gatherings should be perfect reproductions...
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How to Deal with Holiday Addiction Triggers

Posted 11-20-2013 at 04:45 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 11-21-2013 at 03:18 PM by ChristaIB

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Addiction is a life-altering dependency on a substance or behavior that becomes compulsive, affecting every area of living from relationships to employment to health. Often times, people who live with addiction do not realize that their behavior has gotten past the point that they are able to control it. Whether the Depression is a common holiday addiction trigger, and people who are trying to recover may feel a familiar pull to return to old behaviors when the pressures seem...
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In Recovery: How Do You Cope with Stress?

Posted 09-03-2013 at 03:10 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 09-05-2013 at 11:10 AM by ChristaIB

Did you know that September is coping with stress in healthy ways, particularly if you previously used alcohol or other chemical substances to deal with addiction problems, dealing with stress is particularly challenging. The American Psychological Association indicates that at least 73 percent of Americans experience some form of stress, and that most people do not have effective coping mechanisms.

People who are address daily stress triggers in a healthy way. By using healthy methods...
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