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.
Anybody, irrespective of their educational, financial or social status can fall victim to domestic abuse.
Studies describe stress as, “any situation which tends to disturb the equilibrium between a living organism and its environment.”
Emotional abuse is one of the outcomes of an unhealthy relationship, in which the abuser mistreats the victim so gravely that it results in psychological trauma.
How it would sound if someone said they woke up one morning and decided not to be sick?! We’ve all heard people say that they won’t ever be sad, but have you ever wondered whether they actually managed this?
Seeing drugs and alcohol have an impact on an individual’s personality is nothing new. Addiction not only changes personality but also has a significant effect on the victim’s personal and professional relationships, as well as other essential aspects of life.
Finding a purpose while you are in the throes of your addiction can prove to be even more difficult than when you are not under the influence.
The sentiments of Faith, Hope, Love, and Honesty when heard may usually be pushed off as something completely religious.
Forgiveness is not an easy act to carry out for many people.
One of the fundamentals in recovery is to be of service to those around you.
When we get into recovery, we begin to hear many things that are intended to disturb us about our 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.
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.
Addiction can be characterized by denial and delusions that the person who is under the influence will usually perpetuate with complete contradiction.
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.
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.
Sobriety is meant to be spent with others.
Getting help in a rehabilitation facility and finally detoxing off drugs and alcohol is the best decision that you can make for your addiction.
We are taught in recovery to stop being so selfish and we use our recovery tools to do our best to stop.
12-Step programs are known for their overtone of acquiring a Higher Power.
Addiction gets a bad rap because of the detriment that it causes for people that are unable stop doing what they are doing.
People that need help for addiction often seek recovery at rehabilitation facilities that use therapy as part of their recovery process.
During the New Year it can be pretty standard that people make New Year’s resolutions with the perspective – new year, new goals. Most