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Category: Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

3 Ways Your Aftercare Plan Will Improve Your Life

3 Ways Your Aftercare Plan Will Improve Your Life

It’s easy to fall for the false sense of security brought on by completion of an inpatient treatment program. We feel confident, newly armed with the tools, coping mechanisms, and knowledge you need to lead a life free of substance abuse. While beginning your sober life confidently is great, being...

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies by Suicide

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies by Suicide

On July 20th, 2017, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of alternative rock band Linkin Park, was discovered dead in his Palos Verdes Estates home after an apparent suicide. Suspected contributing factors include ongoing struggles with depression, substance abuse, and the recent death by suicide of Chris Cornell, his close friend....

Addiction and Borderline Personality Disorder

Addiction and Borderline Personality Disorder

We’ve touched on the role of co-occurring mental health disorders in the development of an addiction, and the most common combinations of mental health and substance abuse disorders. Understanding how your mental health contributes to substance abuse is key to unraveling the deep-rooted causes of addiction and beginning your healing...

5 Quotes for the Person Fighting to Remain Sober Today

5 Quotes for the Person Fighting to Remain Sober Today

Living a life of sobriety after experiencing addiction is no walk in the park. It’s a daily commitment to make the best decisions for you and your dedication to staying clean and sober. While recovery is the greatest gift you could ever give yourself, the path is filled with bumps...

Tiger Completes ‘Intensive Program’ following DUI Charge

Tiger Completes ‘Intensive Program’ following DUI Charge

Tiger Woods Back on the Saddle Last month, the media reported Tiger Woods’ run in with authorities when he was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle at 2am in Jupiter, Florida. While many originally assumed he had been drinking and driving, reports confirmed that Woods was under the...

Fill Up on These Foods to Kick Alcohol Cravings

Fill Up on These Foods to Kick Alcohol Cravings

The fourth of July is a day to celebrate independence, fun time, and food! No matter your July fourth plans, you are sure to run into a plethora of food and drinks to get your night started off right. The allure of refreshments can tempt you to grab a beverage...

Carrie Fisher, Mental Health Activist and Iconic Actress, Died with Illicit Substances in Her System

Carrie Fisher, Mental Health Activist and Iconic Actress, Died with Illicit Substances in Her System

When Carrie Fisher passed on December 27, 2016, the world was in shock and in mourning. Beyond her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, Carrie made her mark on the world as a brilliant comedian and outspoken mental health and women’s rights activist. Her untimely death...

National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month: Safely Relieving Your Migraines

National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month: Safely Relieving Your Migraines

In the spirit of Migraine Awareness Month, it is important to understand how seemingly harmless medication can affect you. In the United States alone, 37 million people suffer from migraines. With sufferers experiencing symptoms such as dizziness, pain in the face or neck, sensitivity to light, and nausea, it is...

What Genetics Can Tell You About Addiction

What Genetics Can Tell You About Addiction

You may have your mother’s smile and your father’s eyes, but do you also have their addiction? Looking back into your genetics could answer many questions you have about how your addiction started and why your particular substance of choice is your substance of choice. Tracing these issues does not have...

Body Positivity: 4 Ways to Love Your Body Through Recovery

Body Positivity: 4 Ways to Love Your Body Through Recovery

In this world obsessed with obtaining physical perfection, it’s easy to get caught up in impossible beauty standards and the social pressures to meet them. With each new innovation in the plastic surgery industry, it seems like going under the knife is becoming not only more acceptable, but almost expected-...