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Family & Friends of Bipolar Information

This community is dedicated to parents, siblings, grandparents, other relatives and friends of someone who is Bipolar. The purpose of this community is to help families and friends develop greater patience and understanding, as well as maintain a positive, caring relationships with those diagnosed as Bipolar. Being Bipolar can present significant challenges not just for the individual, but for family and friends, and an open dialogue can serve as a place to share tips, tools and techniques to increase communication, reduce stress, and bridge misunderstandings.

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The airports and train stations are bustling at this time of the year. People travel far and wide to reunite with family members during the holidays and emotions often run high once everyone arrives and gets past the initial greetings. In a perfect case scenario the family scene is one of love, support and excitement about the reunion. But ... Read More »
Families are complex groups of people. The complexity of the family unit is emphasized when one of its members struggles with an addiction or mental illness. Although one would imagine that things would improve once that individual entered recovery, that is not always the case. In fact, family members can unwittingly undermine recovery, which is ... Read More »
Prescription drug abuse is epidemic in the female population. Although much of this abuse is focused on tranquilizing agents such as pain killers and sleep aids, many women gravitate toward drugs that deliver the opposite result; they do not seek sedation, they seek speed. Adderall is an amphetamine or stimulant. It is legitimately used to ... Read More »

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