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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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Posts about Recovery

Domestic Abuse: Symptoms and Solutions for Those Suffering

Domestic Abuse: Symptoms and Solutions for Those Suffering

Anybody, irrespective of their educational, financial or social status can fall victim to domestic abuse.

6 Simple Ways to Deal With Emotional Stress

6 Simple Ways to Deal With Emotional Stress

Studies describe stress as, “any situation which tends to disturb the equilibrium between a living organism and its environment.”

What is Emotional Abuse and How to Survive It

What is Emotional Abuse and How to Survive It

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.

Depression is Not a Choice, but a Curable Mental Disorder

Depression is Not a Choice, but a Curable Mental Disorder

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?

Does Addiction Affect Your Personality and Behavior?

Does Addiction Affect Your Personality and Behavior?

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.

Will I Have a Purpose When I Get Sober?

Will I Have a Purpose When I Get Sober?

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.

Why Do I Need to Have Reliance in Recovery Principles?

Why Do I Need to Have Reliance in Recovery Principles?

The sentiments of Faith, Hope, Love, and Honesty when heard may usually be pushed off as something completely religious.

How to Use Forgiveness in Your Recovery

How to Use Forgiveness in Your Recovery

Forgiveness is not an easy act to carry out for many people.

How Can I Be of Service When I Have Nothing to Give?

How Can I Be of Service When I Have Nothing to Give?

One of the fundamentals in recovery is to be of service to those around you.

Tips to Act on What We Know in Recovery

Tips to Act on What We Know in Recovery

When we get into recovery, we begin to hear many things that are intended to disturb us about our 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.

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.

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.

Ways Dialectical Behavior Therapy Works in Recovery

Ways Dialectical Behavior Therapy Works in Recovery

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.

How Can I Switch My Attitude to Gratitude?

How Can I Switch My Attitude to Gratitude?

You have probably heard in a 12-Step meeting about turning your attitude into gratitude and it may have instead turned your stomach.

Reclaiming your Life Back in Recovery

Reclaiming your Life Back in Recovery

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.

Why Do I Need a Sponsor?

Why Do I Need a Sponsor?

Sobriety is meant to be spent with others.

How to Develop an Aftercare Plan

How to Develop an Aftercare Plan

Getting help in a rehabilitation facility and finally detoxing off drugs and alcohol is the best decision that you can make for your addiction.

Why is Self-Care an Important Aspect of Recovery?

Why is Self-Care an Important Aspect of Recovery?

We are taught in recovery to stop being so selfish and we use our recovery tools to do our best to stop.

Where is my Higher Power?

Where is my Higher Power?

12-Step programs are known for their overtone of acquiring a Higher Power.

A Vision for Recovery

A Vision for Recovery

Addiction gets a bad rap because of the detriment that it causes for people that are unable stop doing what they are doing.

What are the 5 Rules of Recovery for Therapy?

What are the 5 Rules of Recovery for Therapy?

People that need help for addiction often seek recovery at rehabilitation facilities that use therapy as part of their recovery process.

Can I Start My New Year’s Resolutions Over?

Can I Start My New Year’s Resolutions Over?

During the New Year it can be pretty standard that people make New Year’s resolutions with the perspective – new year, new goals. Most

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