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 Each year several people are faced with the reality of living with a mental illness. That is why the month of May is designed to encourage people to talk about a subject that often has a stigma attached to it, so those who need help can get help. On

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Alcohol Consumption During COVID by Granite Recovery Centers

During times of stress, people often reach for alcohol. A substance long-relied upon for social relief, celebratory occasions, and for pleasure, it is also used as an escape mechanism, or to cope with difficult times, tiring days, or distressing situations. The latter scenarios are played out in all pockets of

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Although humans are naturally social, isolation can be thrust upon people for one reason or another. Over the last two years, the effects of COVID-19 have certainly shown us how great that negative impact can be. The unknowns of the disease made it incredibly difficult to stay connected, which was especially true for

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