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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that affect approximately 19 million American adults.* These disorders fill people's lives with overwhelming anxiety and fear. Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by a stressful event such as a business presentation or a first date, anxiety disorders are chronic, relentless, and can grow progressively worse if not treated.

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Depression

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 18.8 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness. Unfortunately, many people do not recognize that depression is a treatable illness.

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Domestic Violence

Have you ever been afraid to go home from work; afraid of being hit, sworn at or threatened? To many, home is not a place where they feel love, warmth and nurturance. For these people, home is a place of hurt, fear and isolation.

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The Employee/Member Assistance Program

Employee Resource Systems, Inc. provides nationwide Employee/Member Assistance Program (EAP/MAP) and managed mental health care services to client company employees and their family members. These confidential EAP/MAP services were developed to help employees/members and their families cope with personal difficulties that can affect their lives both at home and at work.

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Gambling

Gambling was legalized in the United States in 1931 with the birth of casinos. In 1976, 13 states had lotteries, one state had off-track wagering on horse races, and there were no casinos outside Nevada. Since this time, gambling has exploded across America. Presently, a person can make a legal wager in almost every state. Most states and the District of Columbia operate lotteries. Riverboat gambling has been legalized in various states since 1993.

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Substance Abuse

Most of you probably remember the television commercials warning against the dangers of substance abuse, e.g., the egg sizzling in the frying pan representing a brain on drugs. Whether it is you or someone you care about who abuses substances, many of you may relate to these advertisements.

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Time Management

Part of managing yourself and your time requires a frank evaluation of your current pattern of behaviors. Ask yourself this question, "How can I do better with the time I've got?" Rather than complain about your situation, take a good look at your own time wasting habits.

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Addiction

Addiction is not just "a lot of drug use." At some point, changes occur in the brain that can turn drug abuse into addiction; a chronic, relapsing illness. Those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol suffer from compulsive craving and usage and cannot quit by themselves.

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