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What is TMS and How Does it Work?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain, intending to improve symptoms of conditions such as major depression. This is achieved without the need for surgery or any invasive techniques​. The procedure involves an electromagnetic coil placed against the scalp, which creates a magnetic field that stimulates specific brain areas involved in mood control and depression​​.

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Am I Depressed? Depression Self-Test

Depression is more than just feeling down or having a bad day. It’s a serious mental health condition that affects the mind and body. If you’ve been feeling low for a while, it might be a good idea to understand the signs and symptoms of depression and consider taking the PHQ-9 Depression Test.

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Ketamine Therapy for Depression

As we navigate the intricate landscape of ketamine therapy, this article aims to provide a comprehensive overview, shedding light on its history, current applications, benefits, potential risks, and the exciting future it promises in the realm of mental health.

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Getting Started

Helping a Loved One

Helping a loved one with addiction can be challenging, but we can help. Learn more about the best ways to support your loved one while dealing with this illness.

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Parent's Guide: Helping an Addict

Addiction can be challenging and as a parent, watching your child struggle at any age can be unbearable. Learn how to help your child and yourself.

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Staging an Intervention

Know someone with a substance abuse problem? Want to help? See what a Drug Addiction Intervention involves and how you can help your loved one.

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Choosing a San Diego Rehab

If you have been struggling with addiction, a rehab center may be best for you. This guide shows how to choose the best rehab center in San Diego.

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Choosing a California Rehab

Finding a rehab can be a good first step to finding recovery. Learn more about the best rehab centers in California that can help with addiction to drugs and alcohol.

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Benefits of Rehab

Considering Drug Rehabilitation? Learn how Professional Help can help you on your road to addiction recovery! Sign up for Drug Rehab in San Diego.

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How to Not Be Codependent

Codependent individuals can give so selflessly that they ignore their own needs, leading to struggles with partners, parents, and friends.

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Crisis Intervention

Crisis intervention can be a necessary strategy when a loved one is struggling with mental health disorders or substance abuse to help find long-term recovery.

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Social Media's Effect on Mental Health

Social media can have a profound impact on our mental health. Learn how to protect yourself and find resources here at Healthy Life Recovery.

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Intervention Over the Holidays

Performing an intervention for addiction over the holidays can be challenging, but with help and guidance, a successful intervention can lead to recovery.

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Fighting the Holistic Treatment Stigma

The holistic treatment stigma can lead to individuals not receiving complete addiction treatment. Holistic methods can help with the mind, body, and soul.

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Am I an Alcoholic?

Do you suspect that you might be an alcoholic? Take this self-evaluation alcoholic quiz to determine whether your drinking habits have become a problem.

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Am I an Addict?

Do you fear that you may be an addict, but aren’t quite sure? Try taking this online test to find out whether you may be an addict or not.

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ADHD Self-Test

Take Healthy Life’s ADHD test to find out if you have this disorder. Learn about the relationship between ADHD & addiction and how to receive help.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Self-Test

Take Healthy Life’s prescription drug misuse test to find out if you have an addiction. Learn about the warning signs, how to receive help, & find recovery.

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About Addiction

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder (Addiction)

Opioid Use Disorder Medication

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a common form of treatment for opioid use disorder. MAT helps ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.

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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Learn about Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (AKA protracted withdrawals) and how they can affect recovering addicts of commonly abused drugs long after sobriety.

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LGBTQ+ Mental Health & Addiction

Learn about specific Mental Health Issues that pair with Addiction in the LGBTQ+ Community such as Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Suicide.

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Opiate Overdose Prevention

If you or someone you love is addicted to opioids, it’s important to know how to recognize the signs of overdose and understand opioid overdose prevention.

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Alcohol, Drugs, & Birth Defects

Keeping your child safe during pregnancy requires knowing different risks. Learn what happens when consuming certain drugs and alcohol while pregnant.

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Anabolic Steroid Addiction

Anabolic steroid abuse can lead to physical, psychological, and social problems. Anabolic steroids are synthetic hormones derived from testosterone that are commonly used by athletes and bodybuilders to enhance physical performance.

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