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Exploring the Impact of the Solar Eclipse on Mental Health

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Natalia Golenkova

April 08, 2024

The solar eclipse, a celestial phenomenon that captivates humanity, transcends its mere astronomical significance to offer profound insights into our mental well-being. Beyond its visual splendor, this cosmic event invites introspection, reflection, and a deeper understanding of our inner selves, fostering a connection between the celestial and the psychological realms. Connecting with Nature’s Synchronicity The […]

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Understanding Autism Awareness Month: Fostering Inclusivity & Support

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Natalia Golenkova

April 06, 2024

April stands as Autism Awareness Month, a dedicated period aimed at enhancing comprehension and acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) while advocating for individuals living with autism. This observance serves as a pivotal opportunity to shed light on the intersectionality between autism and mental health, emphasizing the need for a supportive and inclusive environment conducive […]

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Why Do We Fear Therapy?

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Natalia Golenkova

March 22, 2024

In a world where mental well-being is increasingly valued, the fear of therapy often acts as a barrier for individuals seeking help. At Lifescape Recovery, we recognize the importance of understanding and addressing this fear to pave the way for profound transformations. Join us as we delve into the reasons behind the apprehension surrounding therapy […]

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Valentine’s Day at LifeScape Recovery: Embracing Love & Healing

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Natalia Golenkova

February 06, 2024

February 14th, Valentine’s Day, is a time universally associated with expressions of love and affection. While it’s often celebrated as a day for romantic love, at LifeScape Recovery, we recognize that this day carries unique significance in the context of addiction and mental health treatment. Valentine’s Day provides an opportunity for reflection, self-care, and fostering […]

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Commemorating MLK Day: Advancing Equality & Healing

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Natalia Golenkova

January 14, 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, observed every third Monday in January, holds profound significance for institutions like LifeScape Recovery, which is dedicated to providing comprehensive addiction and mental health treatment services. This day serves as a reminder of the core values of equality, compassion, and social justice that resonate with the mission of LifeScape Recovery […]

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Navigating January Blues: Overcoming Depression & Anxiety

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Natalia Golenkova

January 14, 2024

January often brings a unique set of emotional challenges, with many experiencing heightened feelings of depression and anxiety after the holiday season. Lifescape Recovery recognizes these challenges and is dedicated to providing support and strategies to help navigate this difficult time. This article aims to explore the causes of these ‘January Blues’ and offers practical […]

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A Fresh Start for Mental Health: New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier You

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Natalia Golenkova

January 13, 2024

A Fresh Start for Mental Health: New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier You Introduction The New Year brings a unique opportunity for reflection and renewal, especially in the context of mental health and well-being. LifeScape Recovery understands the importance of this time for setting goals and intentions that can lead to a healthier, more balanced […]

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Celebrating Sobriety During the Festive Season: Tips for Maintaining Well-being

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Natalia Golenkova

December 26, 2023

The festive season, with its joyous celebrations and social gatherings, can be a challenging time for individuals committed to sobriety. The abundance of alcohol-centric festivities and the emotional complexities of the holidays can pose unique challenges. LifeScape Recovery is dedicated to providing support and guidance to navigate this season while maintaining your commitment to sobriety […]

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When Is Dopamine Released? Understanding the Brain’s Reward System

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Natalia Golenkova

November 14, 2023

Dopamine is like the brain’s reward button, and it plays a big role in how we feel pleasure, stay motivated, and even deal with addiction. In this article, we’ll break down when and why our brains release dopamine, using simple language and real-life examples to help you grasp this fascinating topic. What’s Dopamine, Anyway? First […]

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The Psychology of Color: Impacting Emotions and Well-Being

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Natalia Golenkova

November 07, 2023

Colors are all around us, shaping our perceptions, influencing our emotions, and even impacting our well-being. The study of how colors affect human behavior and feelings is known as color psychology. It’s a fascinating field that explores the powerful connection between color and our mental and emotional states. In this article, we’ll delve into the […]

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What Medications Can Cause a False Positive for Methamphetamines?

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Natalia Golenkova

November 01, 2023

Drug testing is a common practice in various contexts, including employment, criminal justice, and addiction recovery programs. One of the challenges with drug testing is the potential for false positive results, which can have significant consequences for individuals being tested. False positives can occur for various reasons, including consuming certain medications. In this article, we […]

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Day Programs For Adults With Schizophrenia In Los Angeles

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Natalia Golenkova

October 03, 2023

Navigating life with schizophrenia can be challenging. Fortunately, with the evolution of mental health care, there are now diverse treatment avenues available, tailored to meet individual needs. For many, day programs like Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) present a balanced approach, offering robust care while letting individuals remain integrated within their […]

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Baking Soda To Pass Drug Test: Fact Or Fiction?

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Natalia Golenkova

October 01, 2023

In the world of drug testing, myths and rumors often circulate about ways to cheat or manipulate test results. One such method that has gained attention in recent years is the use of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to pass a drug test. Proponents claim that consuming baking soda can alter the pH of urine, making […]

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Celebrity Disclosures: Shining a Light on Mental Health

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Natalia Golenkova

September 26, 2023

In recent years, the walls of silence surrounding mental health have slowly begun to crumble, largely due to the courage of some prominent individuals. Celebrities, with their unparalleled influence and reach, have started sharing their personal battles with mental health disorders. As they unveil their struggles, they not only humanize themselves but also illuminate the […]

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Schizophrenia: Meaning, Symptoms, and Causes

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Natalia Golenkova

September 22, 2023

For many, schizophrenia remains shrouded in mystery, often stigmatized and misunderstood. At its core, schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder affecting a person’s perceptions, emotions, and behaviors.  People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality, which can be distressing for them and for their family and friends. As a dedicated outpatient mental […]

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Digital Detox: Reducing Screen Time for Better Mental Health

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Natalia Golenkova

August 24, 2023

In our hyper-connected digital age, the ping of a new message, the allure of endless social media scrolling, and the convenience of virtual meetings have seamlessly integrated into our daily lives. Yet, as the screen time tally increases, so does the concern about its effect on our mental health. The solution, many believe, lies in […]

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Depression, Anxiety & Addiction in Remote Workspaces

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Natalia Golenkova

August 04, 2023

In today’s digital age, remote working has become a popular and often necessary mode of operation for many businesses. With platforms like Zoom, Slack, and Teams allowing teams to collaborate without physical boundaries, the world has witnessed an undeniable shift in the way we work. But with this new freedom comes unforeseen challenges. For Lifescape […]

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Understanding The Top 5 Addictions In The USA

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Natalia Golenkova

July 25, 2023

Lifescape Recovery is a beacon of hope in California for individuals dealing with addiction. This respected establishment specializes in delivering empathetic drug and alcohol treatment services in an inclusive and supportive environment. As we explore the five most common addictions in the USA, we also acknowledge Lifescape Recovery’s dedication to confronting these challenges with empathy […]

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What Does 420 Friendly Mean?

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Natalia Golenkova

July 04, 2023

The term “420 friendly” is gradually becoming a common phrase in contemporary society. It frequently appears in social media updates, online profiles, and many other digital contexts. While the term might appear clear to some, it is crucial to delve into its actual definition and cultural relevance. This article aims to demystify the meaning behind […]

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July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Recognizing and Addressing Disparities

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Natalia Golenkova

June 28, 2023

July marks the observance of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, a critical initiative that aims to bring to light the prevalence and unique challenges of mental illness among minority populations in the United States. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), while mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, […]

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Celebrating Pride Month 2023: Promoting Mental Health and LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

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Natalia Golenkova

June 13, 2023

Pride Month is a time of celebration, reflection, and empowerment for the LGBTQ+ community. It is an opportunity to honor the progress made in the fight for equality while acknowledging the challenges that remain. In California, there is a business that stands out in its commitment to supporting mental health and promoting inclusivity for the […]

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Is Broken Heart Syndrome Real? The Link Between Emotional Pain, Physical Health & Addiction

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Natalia Golenkova

May 30, 2023

Emotional distress can have profound physical effects on the body, a phenomenon well-recognized in psychosomatic medicine. One condition that captures the intricate relationship between emotional and physical health is ‘broken heart syndrome,’ a term coined to reflect the significant impact of severe stress or emotional turmoil on heart health. Beyond the physical consequences, emotional distress […]

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Rehab After Work: Outpatient Treatment Programs

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Natalia Golenkova

April 24, 2023

For individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, getting the help they need can be a daunting task. One major hurdle that many people face is the challenge of balancing treatment with their daily responsibilities, such as work or school. This is where “rehab after work” comes in – intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and partial […]

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Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month: Shining Light on Mental Wellness

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Natalia Golenkova

April 24, 2023

May marks the annual observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about mental health issues and the importance of well-being. At LifeScape Recovery, we are dedicated to supporting and empowering individuals through their mental health journey, and we believe that education and awareness are key to breaking the stigma surrounding mental […]

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Alcohol Facts and Statistics: Understanding the Impact of Alcohol Consumption

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Natalia Golenkova

March 10, 2023

Alcohol consumption is a widely accepted social norm across the globe. However, excessive alcohol consumption can have serious health consequences, including addiction, liver disease, and even death. In this article, we will explore some key facts and statistics about alcohol consumption and its impact on individuals and society as a whole. Prevalence of Alcohol Use […]

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Occupational Therapy For Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Natalia Golenkova

March 04, 2023

Occupational therapy (OT) is a branch of healthcare that focuses on helping individuals develop, maintain, or recover the skills needed to perform daily activities, or “occupations,” such as self-care, work, leisure, and social participation. Occupational therapy (OT) can be an effective intervention for individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD stands for Attention Deficit […]

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What Is Therapy? Key Benefits Of Therapy

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Natalia Golenkova

February 02, 2023

Therapy is an essential tool for promoting and maintaining mental health. It is just as important as physical health. It can help individuals with a range of mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Therapy provides a safe and supportive space for individuals to express their emotions, work […]

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Understanding Broken Heart Syndrome: Healing Emotional Pain

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Natalia Golenkova

February 01, 2023

Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is a temporary condition in which the heart experiences sudden, intense chest pain and may even mimic the symptoms of a heart attack. Often triggered by extreme emotional stress or loss, it is essential to recognize the impact of emotional well-being on our physical […]

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Hobbies for Seniors to Maintain Mental Health

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Natalia Golenkova

January 25, 2023

Seniors respond to mental health issues differently than younger people. They are prone to developing more psychological disorders and can cope less effectively with triggering factors of mental impairments. It’s certainly common for elderly adults to develop a routine that eventually dulls their spirit and negatively impacts their physical and mental health. But there’s good […]

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Do I need Therapy?

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Natalia Golenkova

January 12, 2023

To determine whether therapy is the right choice for you, you should consider whether you feel sad, anxious, overwhelmed, or irritable more than usual or more than the people around you. If yes, therapy would likely offer emotional support and help to develop ways to manage your mental health. Although, strong negative emotions aren’t the […]

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Timeline of Crystal Meth Withdrawal

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Natalia Golenkova

December 20, 2022

​​​​Addiction to meth is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. Sadly, it is also one of the most serious, as it is well-known for physically and psychologically destroying those who use it. The most challenging time and intense withdrawal symptoms experienced during meth detox generally occur within the first 24 to 72 hours after […]

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Returning To Work After Rehab: What To Expect

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Natalia Golenkova

December 07, 2022

Returning to work after rehab can be very scary: what to expect? After spending a lot of time in a rehabilitation program, you must now face the challenges of daily life. For example, you may be afraid of losing your job after rehab. Alternatively, you may be worried that the stress of returning to community […]

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THE MOST EFFECTIVE ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT

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Natalia Golenkova

November 30, 2022

Alcoholism, clinically referred to as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is when people abuse alcohol or are dependent on it. Alcoholism is a chronic disease characterized by uncontrolled drinking and preoccupation with alcohol. Alcoholism is the inability to control drinking due to physical and emotional dependence on alcohol. Symptoms include a strong need or urge to […]

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Opioids vs Opiates: What Is The Difference?

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Natalia Golenkova

November 28, 2022

Some people carefully distinguish between these two groups of narcotic drugs when they speak about them. Other people use the two terms interchangeably or prefer one over the other. Our language is evolving; lately many people, especially journalists and politicians, tend to refer to all of these drugs as “opioids.” According to the Centers for Disease […]

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Psychology Of Fear: How Does Fear Work?

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Natalia Golenkova

October 29, 2022

Fear is a human emotion that is triggered by a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism that signals our bodies to respond to danger with a fight or flight response. As such, it is an essential part of keeping us safe. However, when people live in constant fear, whether from physical dangers in […]

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Anthem Mental Health Providers

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Natalia Golenkova

October 15, 2022

In the state of California, the statistics are both alarming and poignant: one out of every six adults grapples with mental health issues, while 8 percent battle with substance use disorders. Shockingly, only a mere third of these adults who desperately need mental health services actually receive the help they require. The situation is even […]

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Pharmacology Drug Classification Chart

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Natalia Golenkova

September 01, 2022

Drugs can be grouped together in different ways – by the way they affect the body, how they are used or where they are prescribed and controlled. It’s valuable to understand the pharmacology classification of drugs, and specifically the risks and side effects. Additionally, it helps recognize addiction in loved ones. There is a wide range […]

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Health Insurance: Behavioral Health Services in California

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Natalia Golenkova

September 01, 2022

Struggling with a mental health condition or co-occurring disorder can be extremely difficult. Remember that even if things feel out of your control, help is available and you can find the treatment you need. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. That’s why federal law, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), […]

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Know Your Rights: Mental Health Coverage

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Natalia Golenkova

August 17, 2022

In California, 1 in 6 adults experiences mental health issues, and 8 percent suffer from substance use disorder. However, only one-third of adults who need mental health services receive them. The rate is even lower for substance use disorders: A mere 10 percent get the treatment they require. The good news: If you have health […]

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Relaxation Techniques For Anxiety

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Natalia Golenkova

August 05, 2022

Sometimes we all feel that our well-being😠 slipping away and we’re in need to relax😶‍🌫️. But how do we know that the strategies🥬 we want to try will work?🧑‍💼 Well, to start, we can try science-based relaxation techniques. Relaxation is a process to decrease the stress effects on your mind and body. Relaxation techniques can […]

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Quotes About Emotional Abuse

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Natalia Golenkova

July 14, 2022

Emotional abuse 😡 is a way to control another person 🙎by using emotions to criticize, embarrass, shame, blame, or otherwise manipulate another person. 💌 In general, a relationship is emotionally abusive when there is a consistent pattern of abusive words and bullying behaviors that wear down a person’s self-esteem and undermine their mental health. Quotes About Emotional Abuse will […]

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What Are The Types Of Depression?

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Natalia Golenkova

July 01, 2022

Depression is a mental health condition that affects mood and ability to function. Depression types include clinical depression, bipolar depression, dysthymia, seasonal affective disorder, and other types of depression. Treatment options range from counseling to medications to brain stimulation and complementary therapies. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) You may hear this type of depression is referred […]

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Major Depressive Disorder

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Natalia Golenkova

June 15, 2022

We all feel sad sometimes. Does it mean that we have depression or major repression disorder? Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. In plain English, depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of depressed mood or sadness and the often profound loss of […]

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Why Are Opioids Addictive?

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Natalia Golenkova

June 14, 2022

Opiate abuse has become a crisis in our nation and has even been declared a public health emergency. Accounts of opiate addiction are increasing at an alarming rate and are often associated with prescription drug abuse and misuse. With opiate addiction being so high, both the public and the medical community are calling for alternatives […]

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The 5 Most Addictive Foods

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Natalia Golenkova

May 30, 2022

Most of us are fond of at least one product that has the effect of a stimulant and that eventually becomes a kind of addiction. These products include emergetic drinks, fizzy soda, tobacco, strong coffee, black tea, and alcohol. The idea that people can be addicted to food has recently gained increasing support. The most […]

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Work Addiction & Workaholism

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Natalia Golenkova

May 09, 2022

The term workaholism was coined in 1971 by psychologist Wayne Oates, who described workaholism as “the compulsion or the uncontrollable need to work incessantly” (Oates, 1971). Since then, research on workaholism has been plagued by disagreements surrounding how to define and measure workaholism. The definition of workaholism has shifted over the years, but understanding why […]

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The Best Defense For A Positive Drug Test

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Natalia Golenkova

April 05, 2022

Workplace drug-testing programs are designed to detect the presence of alcohol, illicit drugs, or certain prescription drugs. Drug-testing programs and drug screening became a large part of employment in many industries and communities. Tests results can be “positive” or “negative”. Although sometimes we hear about “false positive” test results, for example, as a defense from […]

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Сan You Grow Out Of ADHD, Or It Stays In Adulthood?

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Natalia Golenkova

April 01, 2022

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common mental health issue that affects both adults and kids. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) estimate that 6.1 percent of children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD and that the condition impacts approximately 4.4 percent of adults. These statistics would suggest that […]

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WHAT HAPPENED TO SIMONE BILES?

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Natalia Golenkova

March 15, 2022

Simone Biles, one of the greatest female gymnasts of all time, who has used her influence to speak out against injustices, arrives at her second Olympics prepared to soar, but… had a mental health issue in Tokyo, which prompted her to pull out of Olympic all-around finals. Some have suggested that Biles’ ADHD or Attention-Deficit/ […]

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What Does A Stress Test Show?

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Natalia Golenkova

March 01, 2022

First of all, there is a big confusion between stress level text (which measures whether your stress level is too high) and stress test, which is also called an exercise stress test or a cardiac stress test or a treadmill test (which shows how your heart works during physical activity.) In this article, we will […]

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Stress Level Test

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Natalia Golenkova

February 14, 2022

If you are suffering from high-stress levels, you may feel tense or anxious, have headaches, stomach complaints, or even symptoms that mimic illnesses. Long-term exposure to stress can also lead to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Sometimes, it’s easier to recognize stress in others than in yourself. You may have learned to […]

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Therapy For Stress: What Works and What Doesn’t?

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Natalia Golenkova

February 08, 2022

Stress is a normal part of life. Stress comes in many forms: good stress, bad stress, emotional stress, mental stress, and/or physical stress. With bad stress, you have both physical and emotional reactions to certain triggers that can cause you to worry and feel on edge. Stress can fluctuate at work or at home, while […]

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TOP-RATED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN LOS ANGELES

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Natalia Golenkova

January 20, 2022

Mental health services are a way of helping people with mental illnesses or substance use disorders. At Lifescape Recovery Mental Health, we believe it is important that people feel comfortable discussing issues of concern in a safe and supportive environment. It is what you, your loved ones, our neighbors, and our communities deserve! Lifescape Recovery […]

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MENTAL EXHAUSTION

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Natalia Golenkova

January 05, 2022

Most of us are feeling tired. Whether it’s from work, family, running after kids, or simply insomnia, we all deal with feeling tired in one way or another. For some, this sense of feeling tired can be short-lived and overcome by making simple changes, for others it can turn into long-term exhaustion and mental exhaustion

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Dopamine Detox, Dopamine Fasting, and Dopamine Diet

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Natalia Golenkova

December 28, 2021

First Of All, What Is Dopamine?  Dopamine is a chemical produced in our brain.  It is a neurotransmitter, meaning it sends signals from the body to the brain. It releases when you do an activity that is pleasurable. Many brain networks rely on dopamine to function properly, including a collection of brain structures seated in […]

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Behavioral Health Services in Los Angeles, California

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Natalia Golenkova

December 06, 2021

Behavioral health, mental health, and psychotherapy – these are all related terms for emotional health and well-being. Behavioral health services and treatments are ways of helping people with mental illnesses or substance use disorders.

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Drug Overdose Deaths: 100,000 Americans Died In One Year During The Pandemic

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Natalia Golenkova

November 19, 2021

More than 100,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses over a year-long period during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is the highest yearly death toll from drugs ever recorded in the US. The number of overdose deaths rose 30 percent, the data, from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, is considered provisional but is a […]

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Black Friday 2021: The Psychology Behind the Shopping Day

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