A woman pulls her friend towards the 5 healthy lifestyle habits to support lifelong recovery

5 Healthy Lifestyle Habits to Support Lifelong Recovery

Overcoming alcoholism, illicit or prescription drug abuse, overeating, workaholism, and other process addictions are tough in many respects. Not only is going through detox to clear out toxic substances difficult to go through, but there’s also the issue of learning about addiction, coping measures, getting involved with 12-step self-help groups or alternatives, and beginning the…

A mother hugs her daughter as they talk about the importance of family in therapy

The Importance of Family in Addiction Recovery

Whether we have a loved one or family member in recovery from addiction or are the immediate or extended members of the family, the days, weeks and months following our loved ones return home from drug rehab are critically important. This is the time when they need nurturance, love, and support more than ever. How…

A man talks to a friend about things to consider when choosing a mental health professional

Things to Consider when Choosing a Mental Health Professional

It’s not uncommon to need mental health treatment at some point in life.  Perhaps you’ve experienced a trauma, been feeling unusually sad or anxious, or are experiencing marital problems.  Maybe you’re battling an addiction that you can’t seem to kick or feel completely overwhelmed and stressed out.  Or maybe, your future feels so bleak that…

grandparents raising grandchildren struggle with depression

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Struggle With Depression

According to data from the U.S. Census, nearly 2.5 million grandparents in this country are raising their grandchildren as primary caregivers. Even more grandparents are living with and taking at least partial responsibility for the raising of their grandchildren. Having grandchildren is a joy for most people; to see the next generation and to be…