Category: Mental Health

How to Manage Stress in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a difficult thing to go through, both for the person experiencing addiction and those who love them. Recovery can be a long journey, and there are many aspects that need to be considered. One of these aspects is stress. Stress can be caused by many things such as financial struggles, family problems, or […]

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10 Romantic Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for Sober Couples

Happy Valentine’s Day — Romance is in the air! Flowers and chocolates and wine are abundant, but maintaining your sobriety can make celebrating Valentine’s a bit tricky. Here’s 10 romantic date ideas for sober couples! Cook at Home. Whether you make an old favorite or try out a new recipe, cooking together is a fun and […]

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5 Most Common Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Overcoming a substance abuse disorder can be difficult enough on its own: learning to cope with stresses without turning to drugs or alcohol, identifying the triggers of your urges, learning to handle cravings, and rebuilding your life- people in recovery must undergo a complete transformation in order to achieve sobriety. That already complicated process is […]

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Healing with Animal Therapy

When you think of addiction recovery treatments and therapy options, odds are images of traditional methods come to mind: a therapist’s office, a group therapy session, maybe a scene involving someone suffering from the symptoms of withdrawal (thankfully now we have medications which make this process much easier and less painful). While it’s true that […]

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Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders and Addiction

Double the trouble, double the stigma: being diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders can make recovery feel impossible. The reality is that co-occurring mental health disorders are more common in the recovery community than we think. In fact, there’s a lot you need to know- let’s start with these 5 things: When it […]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction

For most people, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) brings thoughts of distant war zones, heavy fire, and the tragedies of war. While this is a classic example of a situation which may cause PTSD, understanding more about the disorder can help break the stigmas and open up opportunities for treatment. While we first began to understand […]

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Tips for Managing Anxiety

One of the most prevalent mental health disorders, it’s estimated that anywhere between 18.1 to 30 percent of American adults suffer from anxiety in some capacity. This large range is caused primarily because of unreported, undiagnosed cases due to stigmas surrounding mental health disorders. This can often lead to self-medication and substance abuse, as about 20 percent of people […]

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Overcoming the Cycle of Depression

Many forms of mental health that affect individuals––depression being one of them. When we hear the word depression, we may often think of someone who is just sad, upset, or having a hard time dealing with emotions and feelings. It sounds like something with a simple solution, right?  While depression may sound like something you […]

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Effective Ways to Protect Your Mental Health

As nice as it would be to have the ability to control everything that happens around us, most of the time we can’t. Things happen that are beyond our control and sometimes it takes a negative toll on our mental health. So how do you shield your mental health from the wrenches and daggers life […]

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5 Signs It’s Time to Cut a Toxic Person Out of Your Life

It’s part of human nature to seek connections and form relationships; even the most introverted personalities need human contact every so often. The problem comes when that need to create and maintain bonds overshadows one’s self-interest. We’ve all been there; we’ve all had a friend, family member, or partner that we knew- logically- was not […]

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