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Signs of Self-Harm in Your Loved One & What to Do About it

What is Self-Harm? Self-harm, also known clinically as non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), is when someone hurts themselves on purpose. While...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 5th, 2021

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Identifying Meth Labs: Breeding Grounds for Toxic Environments

“Breaking Bad”, a show about a chemistry teacher who decides to try and earn more money by converting an old RV into a mobile meth lab,...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 3rd, 2021

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Staying Sober During St. Patrick’s Day

The “Party” Atmosphere On St. Patty’s Day For many people, St. Patrick’s Day represents a chance to let loose and...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 1st, 2021

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Everything You Need to Know About Being Sober Curious

Although it may seem fun and many people are quick to pull out a bottle of alcohol on several different occasions, there are many downfalls...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 26th, 2021

Meth Gator Metaphor

A Meth Gator Is A Metaphor

In July 2019, a police department in Loretto, Tennessee posted a message to their Facebook page that would take on a life of its own,...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 23rd, 2021

Changing The Broken Cycle In Drug Education

Changing The Broken Cycle In Drug Education

Remember D.A.R.E. class? Remember how none of your classmates ever used alcohol or drugs after attending D.A.R.E.? Of course you don’t,...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 22nd, 2021

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Special COVID Open Enrollment in 2021

Due to the continued hardships from the coronavirus pandemic, President Biden signed an executive order for a special COVID-19 open...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 16th, 2021

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How to Find Support in Recovery

The difference between long-term recovery and relapse often comes down to support. Recovery from addiction can be overwhelming, and it is...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 15th, 2021

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COVID & Depression: How to Combat Depression from COVID

In 2020, the world faced an unprecedented pandemic. Even though the COVID-19 vaccine could help bring an end to the spread of the deadly...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 11th, 2021

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Hunter Biden’s Addiction, Memoir, & Joe Biden’s Reaction

Joe Biden has spent most of his life in the political spotlight, but behind him, his son Hunter was stuck in the darkness that is addiction...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 8th, 2021

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Game-Day Drinks Without Alcohol for a Sober Watch Party

Whether you are a die-hard fan cheering on your team in the championship or you are just there for the food and the commercials, there is...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Jan 29th, 2021

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Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

  Overcoming addiction is no easy task, and for many families, it feels like a seemingly endless cycle of rehab, recovery, relapse,...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Jan 27th, 2021

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Unemployment & Mental Health: How Job Loss Could Impact Your Mental Health

What someone does for a living can be a huge part of their life.  It is one of the first questions people ask when trying to get to know...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Jan 22nd, 2021

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The Importance of Self-Acceptance in Recovery from Addiction

For many people abusing drugs and alcohol, these substances become their whole world. They can cloud their judgment, and as a result these...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Jan 18th, 2021

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Social Isolation & Mental Health: How to Deal with Isolation During the Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 took the world and turned it upside down. With social distancing strongly encouraged, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Jan 12th, 2021