As our country and communities continue to confront the impact of addiction and mental health issues, we must take a closer look at the causes, damage, and solutions. Written by our licensed, experienced mental health professionals, our blog explores a wide range of topics around substance abuse, mental health, and the effect on real lives. We invite you to read our most current blog posts below.
The human race is a melting pot full of people that are successful, charming, beautiful, or even addicted, who all possess faults.
You may have heard people say being under the influence of drugs or alcohol may indeed make them a better driver or even a funnier or nicer person.
Figure skating is a sport that is not only judged on athleticism, but with the entire presentation of the figure skater.
Physical activity has been medically proven to be part of a healthy lifestyle regimen.
When Kurt Cobain took his life 24 years ago on April 5th there was grief and loss for more than just his fans.
The entire family is typically overwhelmed with the effects of another family member’s addiction.
People that do well in life usually have had some sort of mentor or teacher that has encouraged them or prepared them for success.
Sobriety at times can seem lonely even though you are often surrounded by your recovery peeps.
Someone with an addiction will at some point have somebody in their life that enables their behavior.
A user of Ritalin may have started using the prescription medicine as a child when they were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or might have maintained an distinctively high level of activity.
Having an addiction or a mental illness can make it appear that you are dissimilar to others by making you feel dejected from the people around you.
Although addiction is different for everyone, there are some distinctive behaviors that happen when people abuse drugs and alcohol.
You may have just become sober and already want to throw in the towel.
To be able to be successful at the most important things in life, a foundation must be firmly put into place to remain prosperous. Having the fundamental ABC’s of recovery are a great tool to help you find something that you may need to keep you flourishing in your recovery.
Addiction has a way of getting people off balance and unsteady in their day to day life.
It is Easter time and you are sober. You may be asking yourself what you can do to continue to stay sober during this spring holiday.
For someone to get off drugs and alcohol there is typically a detoxification that the body must go through to be rid of mind-altering substances that can set off withdrawal symptoms.
Addiction can be characterized by denial and delusions that the person who is under the influence will usually perpetuate with complete contradiction.
When you think of therapy you might envision laying on a couch having to blab your deepest, darkest secrets in front of a therapist that you do not even really know.
There is no cure for addiction except for not using or drinking in any capacity.