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Category: Mental Health

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27 May

As Mental Health Awareness Month, May is always a great opportunity to reflect on how far I’ve come — and how hard I’ve worked — on my recovery and mental health journey. At ten years sober, I am an unrecognizable version of the lost soul I was back then. I used to feel dark and […]

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24 May

While attitudes have improved in recent years, mental health still has a stigma surrounding it. Misconceptions and unfair judgments create a sense of shame when it comes to talking about mental and emotional issues. This leads many people to suffer in silence, creating an increase in their stress and overall dissatisfaction. When we keep these […]

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19 May

If you are struggling with addiction and co-existing disorders, a radical acceptance approach could help you cultivate a healthier mindset as you pursue sobriety. The radical acceptance theory is based on the idea that suffering does not necessarily arise from pain, but rather from adherence to it. It originates from Buddhist philosophy and the psychological […]

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17 May

Have you ever watched movies about rehab for drug and alcohol addiction and wished you could get that kind of treatment for depression? Good news: Private rehab centers can provide the help you need for a variety of mental health issues, with or without a substance abuse diagnosis. SAFETY Take a look at five benefits of rehab for […]

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13 May

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and addiction are common comorbidities. Meaning, people with ADHD are more likely to turn to substances to cope and people in recovery often discover that they have ADHD. However, ADHD is often underdiagnosed, especially in women. This can make having ADHD in addiction recovery especially challenging. I was misdiagnosed for eight years of my […]

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13 May

Dealing with depression and its everyday affects can be crippling.  One of the things we have learned about is the depression spiral.  It can take an ordinary happy day and destroy it within minutes.  The sweaty palms, the nausea the negative thoughts, can intrude instantly. The key to this dealing with this is recognizing when it is […]

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10 May

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a highly effective treatment modality for people struggling with substance use disorder and other addictive behaviors. Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques are designed to address negative or harmful patterns of thinking and behaving while offering effective strategies for managing addiction and their co-occurring disorders. What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a type of therapeutic intervention […]

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10 May

Accelerated resolution therapy is an incredibly promising PTSD treatment adopted by numerous mental health and addiction specialists; the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration recognizes it as being beneficial for addressing several classifications of mental disorders. But what is accelerated resolution therapy? Accelerated Resolution Therapy: PTSD and Beyond Accelerated resolution therapy is a type of behavioral health intervention […]

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11 April

Major Positive Changes in Sobriety If you or a loved one are thinking that you would like to live a sober and positive life again, you may be apprehensive because it has been a long time since you lived that way. You must have heard that it isn’t easy to leave drugs or alcohol behind and overcome […]

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25 March

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a highly effective treatment modality for people struggling with substance use disorder and other addictive behaviors. Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques are designed to address negative or harmful patterns of thinking and behaving while offering effective strategies for managing addiction and their co-occurring disorders. What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a type of therapeutic intervention […]

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