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Summer Travel with Less Stress

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Preparing to travel with less stress

We’ve got some tips on how to travel with less stress. So much of dealing with stress is about mental preparation. You wouldn’t take a trip without packing a suitcase, without your clothes or daily essentials. And yet it’s so easy to forget to prep our biggest defense against stress: our minds. Know you have a big trip coming up? Start to incorporate mindfulness, meditation, or gratitude listing into your daily routine. All of these bring you into the moment, to enjoy the present, and to be more resilient to the things in life we have little control over.

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Teen Drinking and Risk Factors

Teen drinking carries its own set of risk factors. Teens are especially vulnerable to alcohol use and abuse. Their age also requires a unique approach to educating, preventing, and addressing alcohol problems. During April’s Alcohol Awareness Month, we are focusing on ways to recognize alcohol abuse, talk to your teen about it, and help prevent it.

Teen drinking and risk factors

The scary fact is that teens who start using alcohol before the age of fifteen are four times more likely to become alcohol dependent as they get older. This is why education and prevention are so key. A brain compromised from alcohol abuse will cause a teen to miss important developmental lessons, so early intervention is crucial.

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Community Drug Alert: U-47700, “Pink” “Pinky” or “U4”

Stronger than heroin but currently legal in most states, U-47700 (also known as “Pinky” “Pink” or “U4” because of the powder’s pinkish hue) is easily available for purchase over the internet, and is often misleadingly marketed as a “research chemical” and “not for human consumption.” It is another opioid in the surge of synthetic drugs that includes bath salts and mock-up ecstasy. Community Drug Alert for "Pink" or "U4"

U-47700 belongs to a family of deadly synthetic opioids far more potent than morphine with the potential to be toxic even in small doses. It is taken alone or mixed with other drugs (like heroin and fentanyl), and in forms ranging from pills to powder to mist. Law enforcement and health officials have linked it to thousands of deaths last year, and The Federal Drug Enforcement Agency is now issuing its highest alert over the drug.

According to Drugs.com,”U-47700, also known as Pink, Pinky, or U4 on the streets, is a synthetic opioid pain medication developed as a dangerous designer drug. Since 2015, reports have surfaced of multiple deaths due to street use of U-47700 or “Pink”. Importation into the U.S. is primarily from clandestine chemical labs in China… Reports indicated that Pink and prescription opioid fentanyl may have been contained in the drug “cocktail” that led to the death of pop star legend Prince in April 2016.” Read more

How to Quit Drugs and Alcohol with NAD Therapy

A New Year with Better Solutions: How to Quit Drugs and Alcohol with NAD Therapy How to Quit Drugs and Alcohol with NAD Therapy                          

It’s not surprising that many of us in the wellness industry see a spike in clientele numbers this time of year. This is when resolutions are planned, promises made, help sought, and hope held. Unfortunately, for many of those wishing to overcome their struggles with drugs and alcohol, the long-term success rate with traditional care is quite low.

Because substance abuse is a “biopsychosocial” problem, it must be addressed on multiple levels. NAD therapy like our NTR Brain Restoration plays a crucial role in addressing the physical aspect of addiction. By restoring brain function and rebalancing chemistry, NAD therapy allows for a detox that has fewer withdrawal symptoms. It also significantly reduces cravings, which helps protect against relapse. Because the brain is getting what it needs at a cellular level, NAD therapy can help reduce the stress, anxiety and depression that can also accompany the situation.

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How to Avoid Holiday Relapse and Stay Sober

The holidays can be a difficult time for those in recovery. So how do you avoid holiday relapse and stay sober? Aside from the many parties scheduled this month, there is often the added stressors of money, work, and family that accompany this time of year. With this said, the risk of relapse iHow to Avoid Holiday Relapse and Stay Soberncreases during the holiday season. This can be particularly worrisome for those who are new to recovery or whose loved ones are in recovery. Though there are many different ways that people relapse, we’ve highlighted some key ones below. Here are some signs to look for if you’re concerned about you or your loved one in recovery. Read more

PTSD and the Hope of NAD Therapy

PTSD and the Hope of NAD Therapy

There are many misconceptions surrounding post traumatic stress disorder symptoms and those who suffer from it. Briefly, I want to explain what are some of the main post traumatic stress disorder symptoms, and clarify some of the biggest myths surrounding PTSD. Then explain how a treatment like NAD Therapy is proving beneficial for PTSD.PTSD and the Hope of NAD Therapy

Someone struggling with PTSD might experience Intrusion. It’s when the brain is flooded with painful or stressful memories of the a tragic event, and you re-experience the event all over again. Another main symptom is hyper-arousal. The sufferer may feel like they can never fully relax or that they’re angry or irritable all the time. Avoiding certain places, people or situations that might trigger remembering the tragic event or evoke those same feelings is also a symptoms. So are negative thoughts or feelings about the world and oneself, and feelings of withdrawal and dissociation.

Negative stigma is still one of the major barriers to those seeking help. Here are some of the top myths surrounding post traumatic stress disorder symptoms and sufferers: Read more

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