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.
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.
Finding a solution to the opioid crisis is one of the most important issues that are on the minds of people across the world.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy treatment that has been helpful to treat patients that have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse.
You have probably heard in a 12-Step meeting about turning your attitude into gratitude and it may have instead turned your stomach.
Springtime is a beautiful time of the year where most people start doing new things that they could not do while they were hibernating during the colder months of fall and winter.
Addiction took a lot out of you when you were out there. There are many things that addiction rips to shreds that you may think is impossible to restore due to the amount of damage that was caused.
Life can be chaotic and with the all things that you have on your to do list, there is no doubt that you are probably experiencing anxiety in some form or another.
Sobriety is meant to be spent with others.
Saying someone “slipped” is one of the terminologies that people in recovery will use to indicate that someone has relapsed.
Getting help in a rehabilitation facility and finally detoxing off drugs and alcohol is the best decision that you can make for your addiction.
Feeling sad and “blue” are pretty common feelings that many people will experience throughout their lifetime.
Plain and simple – addiction is hard on your body, mind, and soul.