How Drugs and Human Trafficking Can Go Hand in Hand

How Drugs and Human Trafficking Can Go Hand in Hand

Human trafficking is the modern-day counterpart of slavery in its most basic form. People, particularly women, youth, and immigrants, are compelled to work for little or no compensation and are denied basic liberties.

Why Group Therapy Works

Why Group Therapy Works

By Jen Kohlenberger

Oftentimes when people start a Partial Hospitalization Program or Intensive Outpatient Program, they are surprised by the amount of time that is devoted to group therapy and may even be skeptical of this approach. New patients tend to believe one-on-one therapy will be more effective and may even think group seems like a waste of time.

Why it is Important to Change the Face of Addiction

Why it is Important to Change the Face of Addiction

Addiction is a disease of the brain that can coax anyone who is under the influence of drugs and alcohol to do things that they would not normally do. People with addictions are sometimes criticized and blamed for their addictions, rather than being regarded as ill and in need of medical attention.

Gentle Parenting: Why Try It?

Gentle Parenting: Why Try It?

When we become parents, we don't always make a conscious decision about our parenting style. A parenting style is frequently passed down from our own childhood experiences.

Improving Resilience and Curbing Burnout

Improving Resilience and Curbing Burnout

Envision a car that is on its last gas, jittering along with little power. Burnout feels like that. The state, which is devoid of vitality, is akin to depression, with emotions of hopelessness, helplessness, and isolation (to mention a few).

Can Your Sleeping Habits Influence Your Thinking?

Can Your Sleeping Habits Influence Your Thinking?

The brain needs sleep to function properly. During each stage of sleep, including REM and non-REM sleep, the level of brain activity changes, and more and more research suggests that sleep improves most types of cognitive performance.

How Does Physical Activity Affect Your Mood?

How Does Physical Activity Affect Your Mood?

While it is obvious that your emotions can influence your movements, it is less obvious that your movements can influence your emotions. Exercising, also known as a natural mood enhancer, is one of the most beneficial activities for both your mind and body.

The Problem With Perfection

The Problem With Perfection

By Jen Kohlenberger

As I sit and write this, thoughts are racing through my mind– Is this even a good topic? What if I can’t convey my ideas properly? What if people read this and say it’s terrible? How can I make this blog great? 

8 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting PHP/IOP Program

8 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting PHP/IOP Program

By Jen Kohlenberger

Prior to my treatment at Pacific Solstice I had never heard of an Intensive Outpatient or Partial Hospitalization Program. All I knew was that I needed this level of care and it sounded great and scary at the same time.

Can Ergonomics Affect Your Mental Health?

Can Ergonomics Affect Your Mental Health?

Physical aspects of ergonomic hazards are frequently visible in the workplace. High pressure and uncomfortable postures, as well as their potentially detrimental impacts on employees is more common now that we use so many screens.

The Importance of Pain

The Importance of Pain

Fear of pain is a primal instinct, and since we understand our senses, we have been programmed to avoid pain. Insisting that pain is always bad news, on the other hand, may obstruct awareness of pain's multiple dimensions.

What is Abstinence?

What is Abstinence?

People sometimes hear the word "abstinence" in the context of recovery. A term that describes one of the pillars to quality life after addiction or alcohol dependence. Abstinence is a term used in mental health treatment to describe the process of abstaining from addictive substances and/or behaviors by not engaging in or avoiding them.

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