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What to do if you have concerns about your own or a loved one’s that need help but you don’t know how? And where can you get help if needed? We gathered information and tips to support different life challenging situations.

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PERSONALITY DISORDER Did you know? Personality is the way of thinking, feeling and behaving that makes a person different from other people. Each person has their own personality which is influenced by environmental factors (surroundings, family, genes, life situations) and experiences. What is it? A personality disorder is a type of mental [...]

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ALCOHOL ADDICTION Did you know? Alcoholism is usually interpreted as a psychological and physical addiction to alcohol and generally refers to a person who consumes high doses of alcohol, generating a greater tolerance to the drink and that their body and nervous system get used to the massive intake of alcohol. What is [...]

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GAMBLING ADDICTION Did you know? In general, less than 10% of people with gambling addiction seek help to treat their disorder. There are people who can quit their addiction to gambling easily and of their own free will, however there are others who need a lot of help to improve their addiction. It is difficult to recognize with the naked eye if a person has problems with [...]

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VIDEO GAMING ADDICTION Did you know? Gaming can be a fun and relaxing way to spend your time, have fun with your friends and it can be an entertaining hobby. But how does it turn to an addiction? No one can tell for sure what the source of the addictive behaviour is. The source of the addictive quality of gaming is still unknown, but researchers propose that [...]

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OPIOID ADDICTION USE DISORDER Did you know? Opioid use disorder is a chronic disorder that can last a lifetime and cause serious consequences in a person, including disability, relapses, and death.Opioids are natural and synthetic chemicals that interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain, which reduce the sensation of pain. Generally, opioids are medications given with a prescription and controlled to treat [...]

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AMPHETAMINE Did you know? Did you know that amphetamine stimulating properties were discovered in the 1930’s and its use was to treat nasal congestion and over time it was used to treat hangovers from alcohol consumption and weight loss? Amphetamine works as a stimulant of the central nervous system, when consumed, it increases certain types of brain activity that results in a greater sense of energy, increased [...]

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STRESS What is stress and how can you destress? Stress can be a normal part of life. You can experience stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts. Stress can act as a positive and motivating factor that keeps us alert and ready to avoid danger. Stress can easily turn into a negative feeling when a person is subjected to continuous challenges and hardships, without relief or relaxation between [...]

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SUICIDE AND SUICIDAL THOUGHTS Did you know? Commit suicide every year, one person every 40 seconds Commit suicide every year, one person every 40 seconds Suicide is a major health problem and concern. The global suicide mortality rate amounts to 1.4%, making it the 18th leading cause of death in 2016, in fact, 79% of suicides occurred in low- and middle-income countries in 2016. A [...]

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  Covid-19      Alcohol use      Pandemic     Covid-19     Alcohol use     Pandemic   During the COVID-19 Pandemic, has your consumption of alcohol increased?   Type Online survey    Age  13 - 60+    Location  Finland    Duration  10 - 15min    Rewards  None [...]

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