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I DON'T BELIEVE IN ANONYMITY!

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I DON'T BELIEVE IN ANONYMITY!

I believe that anonymity does no one any good. I tried it and it made me sicker than I'd ever been. But even worse, it let those who know absolutely nothing about me, speak out about me on my behalf. Once the ideal wasn't so farfetched, and for some, it may work. But today, the concept seems so absurd for me personally, and for a society that is supposed to benefit from the people in it. As well as the people in it have a system that is set up for them to win simply by a loyal contribution. Right?It's...

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What's a "Trunk Party" Have to do with Treatment?

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What's a "Trunk Party" Have to do with Treatment?

Should I Go to Treatment? Treatment programs such as Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA/12 STEPS) are not for everybody. Not everyone responds well to sharing their story with others or listening to others talk about their stories. Sometimes, being with a group of people caught in the grips of addictions isn't a good idea. Especially if many of them are only going to AA or NA because they're ordered to by a judge or some other official. Trunk Parties Have you ever been to an AA meeting where there were trunk parties afterward? What is a trunk party, you ask? A...

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Mental Illness 101

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Mental Illness 101

I need to get a grip on myself or else I’ll lose anything I hold dear; my sanity amongst it. The turmoil my mind leaves me in within this devilishly corrosive lifestyle is deafening. Although the truth bears a silence only the mouse in a corner of an abandoned crypt could speak. Each time I let the mental illness take my actions hostage it’s a danger to anyone around except myself because the sweet relief of it is that when I’m going through this devilish psychosis, I actually feel normal. If there is such a thing… Everyone else around me...

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One Direction Saved My Life!

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One Direction Saved My Life!

Hi, my name is Claudia and I'm still on this Earth because of 5 boys who are/were in a band called One Direction. You see, I'm 19 now. But when I was 10 my life was totally different than it is now. When I was 10, I was getting stabbed, beaten and punched at school. Verbally abused, or just straight up ignored. When I was 10 I went to one birthday party and I spent the whole party locked in a dog cage in pitch black darkness, by myself. So, when I was 10, I discovered my best friend. My...

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Creating SMART Goal Setting with Eating Disorders

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Creating SMART Goal Setting with Eating Disorders

Treatment for eating disorders involves many aspects. There are many types of therapy that can be applied to an individual’s treatment such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, and self-esteem workshops. Treatment can be done in individual sessions or a part of group work. It doesn’t matter the type of treatment, however, all good treatment plans should ...

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