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Why am I Scared of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts?

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Why am I Scared of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts? There’s something about alcoholics and drug addicts that scares me. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that their addiction has taken over their lives or if it’s the unpredictability of their behavior. Whatever it is, I can’t help but feel scared around them. I’m not sure if it’s the fact…

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Why Do I Feel Anxious When My Mom Is Not Around?

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Why Do I Feel Anxious When My Mom Is Not Around? Anxiety is a feeling of worry, fear, or unease that can be mild or severe. It can be caused by many things, including stress, a traumatic event, or an illness. For some people, anxiety is most pronounced when separated from their loved ones. You are not alone if you…

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How to Deal with Anxiety and the After Symptoms of Having Recovered from Covid-19

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How to Deal with Anxiety and the After Symptoms of Having Recovered from Covid-19   Many people in the United States reported having anxiety issues during the pandemic. Another group of people who contracted COVID-19 survived but had some after symptoms caused by the sickness.  For millennia, fear has been a natural and necessary emotion for human survival and evolution….

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Speak Multiple Languages and Treat Addiction with Occupational Therapy 

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Speak Multiple Languages and Treat Addiction with Occupational Therapy    I’m turning forty-six this coming September, and I am fluent in four languages now. I am eager to move to another country and learn a new language again. If you have ever had the experience of learning a new language, you probably noticed how in the beginning, you translate in…

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Abusive Relationship Cycle

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A Cycle of Abusive Relationships    I haven’t called the person I last dated, and I just found out she is pregnant. I was abandoned as a newborn. As far as I know, my mother had a problem with alcohol and drug abuse, was very young, and could not care for me.  Ever since I was a child, I have…

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Fear of Change: Moving to a New Country

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Fear of Change and Leaving Your Comfort Zone to Move to a New Country   I was born in the US and grew up in Mexico City, where I lived until thirty-three. I had given thought to the possibility of living in another country; however, I discarded this and was “certain” that I would stay in Mexico for the rest…

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What is Codependency? 

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What is codependency?  Merriam Webster defines it as follows: A psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition (such as an addiction to alcohol or heroin). Wikipedia‘s definition:  Codependency is a behavioral condition in a relationship where one person enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health,…

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Why Do I Get High Before Meeting My Family In the Holidays?

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Why Do I Get High Before Meeting My Family In the Holidays? I feel it’s natural to feel nervous on certain occasions, I mean like going on a date or other circumstances make me feel butterflies in my stomach. Still, there are certain moments when I feel apprehensive and self-conscious even shame, and I start imagining what others are thinking…

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The relationship with an addict

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The Relationship with an Addict Maintaining a relationship with an addict is not easy. The drink or drug they are hooked on becomes the center of their life, and their partner and family eventually take a back seat, along with anything other than the addiction. As the addiction becomes more intense, the addict is no longer able to take care…

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My Story as a Single Mom

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My Story as a Single Mom As a traditional Mexican woman, I never thought divorce was going to be part of my story. The last few years have been a challenging transition period for me, my son, and my now ex-husband.  After many months of dealing with the stress of divorce and handling it to the best of my ability,…

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