Ways to Get Involved During National Recovery Month in Florida

National Recovery Month, sponsored and recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), was created with the mission to educate Americans that substance abuse treatment and mental health services can empower those with mental and substance use disorders to live a healthy and rewarding life. Over the past 30 years, the recognition…

a man talking to his doctor about Dialectical Behavior Therapy Techniques

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Techniques

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy that originated in the late 1980s. One of its main principles is to help people increase confidence and cope better with difficult emotions. It was initially developed to treat a mental health condition called borderline personality disorder (BPD), but the method has since been shown to…

a doctor explaining to a patient some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

Cognitive behavioral therapy, often referred to simply as CBT, is a therapeutic modality that has been around since the 1960s. It’s well-suited for treating substance abuse issues because it helps people to address unrealistic thoughts and feelings in a more positive way in order to live more healthily. This form of therapy can help you…

Trauma Signs and Symptoms

Trauma has profound effects on a person’s well-being. If it isn’t treated, the effects of trauma can last a lifetime and affect every area of a person’s life. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines trauma as a response to events you perceive as “physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening.” Moreover, trauma…