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The Positive Effects of Exercise on Your Mental Health

The Positive Effects of Exercise on Your Mental Health

By George Livengood – Program Director, Canon House Do you remember moping around the house as a kid and mom saying, “Go outside and play!”? Mom was onto something.  There are numerous studies that indicate exercise is helpful in reducing depression.  There is no one identifiable...

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Where Does an Addiction Originate in an Individual?

Where Does an Addiction Originate in an Individual?

It is often stated that substance use is the #1 public health problem in the world. In fact, it has been stated that over 46% of high school students will use addictive substances. Substance abuse and addiction at a young age can lead to devastating effects on the individual when they...

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The Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction

The Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction

When a person has become addicted to drugs or alcohol, their entire mind, body and spirit are affected by the substance. In particular, the brain can be tied to an addiction before or after the substance abuse has begun. In either case, there is help for anyone willing to take the...

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Is Your Child at Risk for Drugs Because You’re Not There?

Is Your Child at Risk for Drugs Because You’re Not There?

Talking with your child about drugs and alcohol frequently will keep the child aware of your position regarding drug abuse. Being interested in what your child does, who his or her friends are, and where they go is vitally important to ensure that the child will not associate with drug...

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Is Video Game Addiction Real?

Is Video Game Addiction Real?

If you suspect your teen has a video game addiction, try to open the channel of communication. Come up with a plan together on how your teen can cut back on video gaming.

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