Resources – Health

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are two conditions that affect a person’s memory and ability to function in daily life. Although the conditions have some shared symptoms, each can affect the brain in different ways. Let’s examine the different dementia types, how alcohol abuse affects each, and risk factors.

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Sleep is an important aspect of well-being and sleep disturbances are common among individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. Sober sleeping tips can be helpful for ensuring a successful recovery.

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The guide shares plenty of valuable information such as:

  • Understanding the impact student life can have on mental health, including key causes of stress reported by students, such as work (71%), finding a job after university (39%) and family (35%)
  • Information about the vulnerability of students (75% of mental health problems are established by the age of 25), and tailored tips for managing your well-being at university e.g. dealing with independence and shared living
  • Practical advice on what to do if you’re struggling with mental health problems, or you notice anyone else suffering, including sources of support available at university
  • Other useful information and resources, including mental health charities and student organisations that are dedicated to helping students navigate university life

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Whether you are a service provider and/or an LGBTQ+ newcomer, it’s important to know that there are many resources out in the community to support you. Among Friends volunteers have compiled a list of resources below. We hope you’ll find them useful.

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o matter where you live in the United States, there is a drug rehab center that can help you overcome your addiction. We can help you find treatment based on your location, budget, and specific needs and help you get started quickly.

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Picking The Right Solution

So you’ve decided that you are going to get help and are going to look for addiction rehab in Arizona. This is great, and it’s already the first step towards recovery. Therefore, your journey has already begun, since you know where you’d like to get treatment. However, before actually picking out a facility, it is important to know your options to decide which best applies to your situation.

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Coastal Detox is a free standing state licensed medical detox center that is dedicated to helping people who struggle with drug addiction, alcoholism and co-occurring disorders.   We offer the latest in medical addiction treatment combined with diverse holistic care and clinical therapy to provide comprehensive detox services that treat the whole person.  Coastal Detox is made up of a highly experienced and dedicated team of doctors, nurses, therapists, CNA’s, behavioral health technicians and holistic treatment specialists.

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Whether you’re watching a loved one face addiction or you’re battling your own addiction, exploring options for treatment is a good idea. Of course, beginning this journey can seem overwhelming and even frightening at times, which is why it is essential to know more information about these resources and how they can be of help to you.

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We  like to educate the public on the long-term effects of alcoholism and do our best to prevent both regular heavy drinking and binge drinking.

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A lack of sleep the night before is enough to leave us tired, grumpy and fed up for the rest of the day. Getting the right amount of rest is crucial to tackling everything the world has to throw at us. But why? Let’s examine in closer detail exactly what it is about sleep that has such an impact on us.

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The term “body image” refers to how you see and feel about your appearance and how you believe others see you. It’s the way you view yourself when you gaze into a mirror, which may not always be an accurate perception. It’s also the picture you get in your mind when you imagine what you look like to others as well as how you feel within your body.

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Welcome to DetoxRehabs.org. We proudly offer an extensive list of detox centers, rehab programs and treatment facilities to choose from. Take the time to view the list of resources throughout the country, which is updated regularly.

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Mental health problems are one of the world’s most common conditions, with behavioural patterns such as depression and anxiety affecting millions of people every year. Startlingly, 1 in 6 people experience a common mental health problem every week. Click here for more information.
As much as 30% of the LGBTQ demographic abuse substances, compared to 9% in the heterosexual population.

In most cases, drugs and alcohol are a way for a person to deal with problems in their lives. The fact is – many people within the LGBTQ have to deal with way more problems than the average person. They for one can experience higher levels of stress, social stigmas, and discrimination. Therefore, this leads to much higher substance abuse rates compared to heterosexual people.

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ubstance use disorders have a greater effect on LGBTQ+ people than on the heterosexual population. The LGBTQ+ community must overcome several obstacles, including being denied substance abuse treatment because of their sexual identity. However, through the proper understanding and accommodation of LGBTQ+ care principles, substance abuse treatment can be successful.

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Drug addiction and abuse are global issues. Drug abuse refers to those who take illegal or legal substances, such as alcohol, excessively or in the wrong way. Addicts suffer from emotional, psychological, physical, behavioral, and nutritional issues. Damage to the liver, lungs, heart, and/or brain is also common. In addition, addicts are more likely to develop serious oral health conditions.

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LGBTTQ+ Around the Rainbow is a community-based program  which provides a full range of education, counselling and support services offered by Family Services Ottawa.  We support the  lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two spirit, queer and questioning (LGBTTQ+) communities and allies.

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We like to describe Arrow Passage Recovery as “extremely above-board”. Our values and culture start at the top, where unwavering ethics combine with forward thinking in all decision making to ensure every patient receives the best possible care for long-term success.

Our focus is on constantly raising the standard for addiction treatment.

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We established the Mesothelioma Justice Network to be the leading online resource for victims of asbestos-related diseases.


Our purpose is to help you:

  • Learn how asbestos has affected you
  • Understand and cope with your disease
  • Take legal action against those responsible for your diagnosis

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Rainbow Health Ontario works to improve the health and well being of LGBTQ people in Ontario, and to increase access to competent and LGBTQ friendly health care services across the province. We do this by providing education and training to providers, advocating for public policy change, sharing information and consulting with service providers and organizations. 

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Réseau ACCESS Network is a non-profit, community-based charitable organization, committed to promoting wellness, harm and risk reduction and education.  Réseau ACCESS Network supports individuals – and serves the whole community – in a comprehensive / holistic approach to HIV/AIDS, Hep C and related health issues.

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Information about human health is important for making people aware of how to stay well, how to recognize signs of illness, and how best to get care and make informed decisions about treatment. Information is power, and although it may be unsettling to read about all the possible health conditions people can suffer from, it also allows for proactive steps that can prevent and treat illness.

Some people are more susceptible to certain health conditions because of gender, age, genetics, lifestyle habits, and other factors. All people are vulnerable to complications and side effects that can arise from prescription medications and medical devices used to treat these conditions. Know what health conditions you may be vulnerable to and you can take steps to prevent them and avoid the need to use treatments and drugs that may cause harm.

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Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) serves the counties of Perth, Huron, Elgin, Lambton, Middlesex, and Oxford. We are community-inspired and dedicated to positively impacting the lives of individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for or affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C (HCV). 

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You’ve wanted a better life for a long time now. You’ve felt powerless to change but there seems to be a small sense of hope. Call one of our understanding and compassionate advisers right now. We understand what you are going through.

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Anyone can fall victim to drug and alcohol addiction, but some groups are more at risk than others. One such group is the LGBTQ+ community, primarily due to the various mental health disorders that develop as a result of rejection, abuse, discrimination, and ostracism from society or even their own homes. Many of these individuals struggle with a variety of substances at a higher rate than the heterosexual community. The good news is that there are resources available to help.

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Your Toolkit to Better Sleep

Improving your sleep is an involved process. Let our expert resources on sleep and sleep products help guide your path to a better night's rest. Click here for more info

Tuck aims to improve sleep hygiene, health, and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free resources. Boasting the largest collection of aggregated data on sleep products on the web (more than 300,000 customer experiences from thousands of unique sources), Tuck aims to power consumers, sleep professionals, and the troubled sleeper looking for answers. Check back often for updates and expanded sleep product information.

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While there are a time and place for opioids, other pain management techniques are available to help reduce pain without the fear of overdose or addiction. Some of the reasons to consider treating pain without opioids include:

It reduces the risk of overdose

Opioids do not address the source of the pain

Opioids do not increase function

Opioids may increase pain and pain sensitivity over time (doctors call this condition enhanced pain sensitivity)

Opioids don't relieve neuropathic (nerve) pain

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