Entries by Marissa Maldonado

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Recovering from Extreme Anxiety

Living with extreme anxiety is exhausting. So much energy is gobbled up just trying to function like a normal person. Imagine something as mundane as going grocery shopping being a gargantuan task if you suffer from intense anxiety. The effort it takes, for someone with extreme anxiety, to muster up the courage to enter the […]

Suboxone Withdrawal Timeline, Symptoms, and Treatment

Suboxone Withdrawal Suboxone withdrawal can be painful, difficult, and long-lasting. Although the medication has proven useful for many people, the effects of coming off it can create a challenge. What is Suboxone? Suboxone® is the combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, and is used as a method of opioid replacement therapy. Initially introduced in the 1980’s, […]

7 Things You Need to Know About Co-Occurring Disorders

In recent years co-occurring disorders have been gaining more and more attention. Previously referred to as dual diagnosis, a co-occurring disorder is the presence of a mental health disorder along with substance abuse. This condition often causes immense suffering to an individual and those that care for the person. With the dangers associated with co-occurring […]

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Honesty

In twelve step programs and other recovery programs as well, there are sets of principles which serve as a guiding force for the addict or alcoholic newly entering recovery. Behind each step, or monumental outline services a principle or a description as to what value the action or notion holds universally. In the 12 step […]

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9 Ways to Fulfill Your Basic Needs

If you have ever taken a psychology class you have probably learned at least something about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. In case you can’t remember or need a little refresher, here is what it’s all about: you need to fulfill your basic needs before you can fulfill your more complex needs. He created a pyramid […]