Addiction Recovery Mindfulness

Understanding Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery Programs

Addiction recovery programs offer a wide variety of healing methods, from cognitive behavioral therapy to illness management and recovery to 12-step based practices. Mindfulness is a method that works in tandem with these evidence-based therapeutic methods to help clients work through the cycles of addiction and create thoughtful ways to manage potential relapse. In fact,…

Do addiction recovery programs work

Do Addiction Recovery Programs Work?

Recovery is possible. Addiction recovery programs work. The recovery process can be a long one with many ups and downs, but it is absolutely possible for anyone seeking help. If you or your loved one are feeling apprehensive about the process or have been quick to assume that treatment or recovery does not work, there…

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Coping With Anxiety During A Pandemic

When times are difficult, mental health issues like depression and anxiety are on the rise. That’s not good news, but it is understandable. Unfortunately, the extra level of anxiety during a pandemic often goes untreated and can lead to other problems and concerns. Mental health conditions are frequently related to drug and alcohol addiction. For…

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Identifying Depression Signs

Most people feel down occasionally, but in some situations, a low mood can become chronic. Major life changes like divorce or empty nest syndrome can create sadness that becomes independent of any circumstance and seems to stretch on indefinitely. Here are some tips for identifying depression signs. Identifying Depression Signs By Severity Moderate depression can…

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Depression and Heart Disease

Are depression and heart disease interlinked? When two conditions show up together time after time it grabs the attention of medical and scientific researchers. Such is the case with symptoms of depression and instances of heart disease or stroke, and previous studies have been inconclusive as to which condition was causal for the other. Depression…

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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…

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Family-Focused Treatment and Early Detection For Bipolar Disorder

Like most issues that are caught before they become full-blown problems, bipolar disorder in teens can catch parents and family members off-guard. However, if they get family-focused treatment and early detection, those factors can reduce the impact that disorder has on them later in life. What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is characterized by abnormal…