Moms taking their kid’s Ritalin to keep up

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Moms taking their kid’s Ritalin to keep up Most moms are overloaded with tasks, many work full or part time, some are still struggling to lose the weight they gained during pregnancies years ago, most are stressed out, tired, some are depressed…the list goes on and on. Some moms have much – maybe too much- on their plates and are turning to prescription drug to cope with the stress of their overburdened lives. In the 60’s and 70’s, drugs like valium became popular coping mechanisms for mom’s...

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Am I stressed or experiencing burnout?

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Am I stressed or experiencing burnout? Being burned out means that you feel empty, devoid of motivation, and beyond caring. People experiencing burnout often don’t see any hope of positive change in their situations. To illustrate the difference between stress and burnout, think of stress feeling like you are drowning in responsibilities, while feeling burnout is being all dried up and done. Another difference between stress and burnout is that while you are usually aware of being under a lot of stress, you...

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Stress during recovery

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Stress during recovery When individuals recover from drug or alcohol abuse, often challenges arise that cause them stress.  Stress during recovery might manifest itself financially (paying for recovery or time away from work for recovery), in relationships (certain people wanting to help you recover and others wanting you to continue in old behaviors with them and also ending negative relationships in order to recover), emotionally (struggling with letting go of addictions can be emotional and stressful) and in...

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