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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2014. And according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 44 million Americans experience mental health disorders every year. Those numbers are growing.

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.

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What are Character Defects of Addiction?

What are Character Defects of Addiction?

The human race is a melting pot full of people that are successful, charming, beautiful, or even addicted, who all possess faults.

Will Drug and Alcohol Addiction Affect Your Spirituality?

Will Drug and Alcohol Addiction Affect Your Spirituality?

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.

The Impact that Eating Disorders Had on the 2018 Olympics

The Impact that Eating Disorders Had on the 2018 Olympics

Figure skating is a sport that is not only judged on athleticism, but with the entire presentation of the figure skater.

Am I Exercising for Health or Addiction?

Am I Exercising for Health or Addiction?

Physical activity has been medically proven to be part of a healthy lifestyle regimen.

Frances Bean Cobain Speaks Out About Her Addiction

Frances Bean Cobain Speaks Out About Her Addiction

When Kurt Cobain took his life 24 years ago on April 5th there was grief and loss for more than just his fans.

How a Family Should Intervene During Addiction

How a Family Should Intervene During Addiction

The entire family is typically overwhelmed with the effects of another family member’s addiction.

What is a Recovery Coach?

What is a Recovery Coach?

People that do well in life usually have had some sort of mentor or teacher that has encouraged them or prepared them for success.

Reasons to Wait to Have a Relationship in Sobriety

Reasons to Wait to Have a Relationship in Sobriety

Sobriety at times can seem lonely even though you are often surrounded by your recovery peeps.

Are you a Double Winner?

Are you a Double Winner?

Someone with an addiction will at some point have somebody in their life that enables their behavior.

What You Should Know About Ritalin Abuse

What You Should Know About Ritalin Abuse

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.

What Does Being Terminally Unique Reveal About You?

What Does Being Terminally Unique Reveal About You?

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.

4 Behaviors that Occur During the Cycle of Addiction

4 Behaviors that Occur During the Cycle of Addiction

Although addiction is different for everyone, there are some distinctive behaviors that happen when people abuse drugs and alcohol.

Why is Recovery So Overwhelming?

Why is Recovery So Overwhelming?

You may have just become sober and already want to throw in the towel.

The ABC’s of Recovery

The ABC’s of Recovery

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.

What Does “Getting Centered” Really Mean?

What Does “Getting Centered” Really Mean?

Addiction has a way of getting people off balance and unsteady in their day to day life.

5 Tips to Make Easter Fun in Sobriety

5 Tips to Make Easter Fun in Sobriety

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.

What is Sub-Acute Detox?

What is Sub-Acute Detox?

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.

4 Misconceptions that People in Recovery Convince Themselves are the Truth

4 Misconceptions that People in Recovery Convince Themselves are the Truth

Addiction can be characterized by denial and delusions that the person who is under the influence will usually perpetuate with complete contradiction.

What Type of Therapy is Right for You?

What Type of Therapy is Right for You?

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.

Why Recovery is the Antidote for Addiction

Why Recovery is the Antidote for Addiction

There is no cure for addiction except for not using or drinking in any capacity.

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