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New Year Resolutions, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health

 

New Year Resolutions and mental healthThe new year is a time to make resolutions. These resolutions are made in order to have a better and more successful life, maintain better physical and mental health, and eliminate any bad habits that you may have. Some of the top resolutions for the new year include losing weight, exercising more, recovering from substance abuse, and consuming less alcohol. A lot of people resolve to stop smoking, spend more time with friends and family, or even pay off debt and get their finances under control. While these resolutions are made with serious intentions too often we fall short, and by the end of January the resolutions have fallen by the side of the road as life gets hectic and the stress builds up once more. Going back to bad habits seems easier to do once the glow of a new year wears off.

Poor mental health and substance abuse issues are two of the most common problems that you may face, and that is why these are often used in resolutions to make the new year better than the last. If you have mental health or substance abuse problems these issues will not just go away, effective treatment is needed to address the problems and help you gain a full and complete recovery. Simply resolving to maintain good mental health and a substance free lifestyle will not change things, you have to follow through and accept the help and treatment that is needed in order to get better and live a life that is healthier for you.

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