Mental Health Awareness Month

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

While many of us don’t think twice about exercising and taking care of our physical health, we regularly neglect our mental health. To be healthy and live an active, well-balanced life, we need to care for our mental health as much as we do our physical health. Because 1 in 5 adults in the United…

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Can Mindfulness Meditation Work for Addiction?

Did you know that approximately half the people who enter addiction treatment use a toxic substance within a year? That’s a staggering statistic, but unfortunately, substance abuse is often incredibly hard to overcome. It’s human nature to seek pleasure, but when that pleasure interferes with your ability to provide a safe and productive life for…

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How To Stop Drug Abuse

Is it possible to stop drug abuse on your own? Or do you always need professional treatment? While some people might argue drug abuse is a choice that can be altered, in reality—and according to the medical community—it’s a disease. And for most people, it’s not one that’s easy to conquer without professional help. If…

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Will I Need Extended Rehab Care?

If you’re living with drug or alcohol dependence, you may be contemplating a supervised treatment program. However, you may ask, “Will I need extended rehab care?” The answer depends on a variety of factors. But there are a few initial indications that you may require extended treatment. Though extended rehab and counseling may not sound…

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Benefiting From Individualized Care In Recovery

As you set out on your journey of sobriety, you will find that individual care is very important. Benefiting from individualized care in recovery is not meant to exclude or reduce the importance of group therapies. Instead, individual care works together with group therapies to zero in on a patient’s different needs. Every Recovery Journey is…

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Motivational Interviewing and Addiction

Often, the decision to quit an addictive substance is filled with ambivalence. This is especially true for individuals who are in treatment as a result of a court order, but even though those who seek treatment on their own may have a period of being unsure. Individuals worry about going through withdrawal, being strong enough…

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Understanding the Relationship Between Depression and Anxiety and Addiction

The relationship between depression and anxiety and addiction is a strong one. Because one in four adults with a mental illness also suffers from a substance abuse disorder, it’s critical to understand the connection for effective treatment. So here’s what you need to know and how to get help with substance abuse disorders for yourself…

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20 Mental Illness Statistics You Need to Know

While millions of people suffer from mental illness in the US, countless individuals and their families remain in the shadows, trying to be strong. They keep it in the family and will not seek professional help. But these mental illness statistics may change how you think about mental illness, loved ones with mental illness, and…

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What Is Psychotherapy?

What is psychotherapy? Psychotherapy is a form of talk therapy that has proven helpful in treating mental health issues. Also, it’s an important part of many addiction treatment programs. Through the use of psychotherapy, clients learn to recognize and to redirect negative or magical thinking patterns. Thus, they may experience reality in a positive and…