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What Is Wellness Recovery?

Everyone has ups and downs in their lives. Some days are amazing, and other days, you may not want to get out of bed. Perhaps you struggle with emotions you do not want to deal with, or maybe someone gets on your nerves. Sometimes you have no idea why your thoughts take you to aRead More

Signs and Symptoms of Meth Abuse

Methamphetamine, or meth, is one of the most addictive and dangerous drugs available today. It can take over a person’s life in an extremely short amount of time. Its effects can have devastating consequences for both the individual using the drug and their loved ones. Knowing the signs and symptoms of meth abuse can helpRead More

What Does Fentanyl Overdose Look Like?

Thousands of people die from fentanyl overdoses every year. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent.” Fentanyl is used to help individuals who struggle with severe pain or those who struggle with chronic painRead More

Somatic Therapy and Its Many Benefits

When it comes to healing, we often think of traditional forms of therapy and counseling. For some people, however, it’s not enough. That’s why somatic therapy is becoming an increasingly popular form of healing. Somatic therapy is a body-based therapy that focuses on the connection between the body and the mind. It helps address physical,Read More

What Is Sublimation and How Can It Help Me?

When you’re going through treatment, you may find yourself struggling with intense urges and feelings. Resisting can be difficult. In these cases, you can consciously use defense mechanisms like sublimation. Defense Mechanisms Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, coined the term “defense mechanism” in an 1894 paper titled “The Neuro-Psychoses of Defence.” The term describesRead More

The Harm in Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens are a class of drugs that distort reality by altering perception, thought, and emotion. While they have had a place in human culture for centuries, their use is linked to numerous physical, mental, and psychological risks. Below are some of the short-term and long-term side effects of using hallucinogens. Short-Term Physical Risks of HallucinogenRead More

How Can I Practice Self-Care in Recovery?

You have heard it time and time again. Perhaps you find yourself reminding others to practice self-care but find yourself hesitant to put your words into action. It can be easy to do this, especially around the holidays. However, self-care is the most important part of your journey in recovery. Being aware of the mental,Read More

How Can I Tell if I’m Traumatized?

Many people struggle to see the impact of trauma on their lives. It’s important to recognize that trauma occurs on a spectrum from little-T traumas (e.g., bullying, divorce, loss of a pet) to big-T traumas (e.g., sexual assault, combat, school shootings). If you’ve experienced a stressful or dangerous event, you may be traumatized. In thisRead More

A New Form of Self-Care: Treating Trauma With Therapeutic Techniques

Trauma can be a challenging experience to process and heal from. The pain and emotions associated with it can often be overwhelming and challenging to manage. Fortunately, there are many ways to use creativity and expression to help heal trauma. Through various therapeutic techniques, it is possible to gain insight into trauma and find aRead More

The Right Time for Treatment

f you’re struggling with substance abuse, behavioral addiction, or untreated trauma, then chances are the problem is not going to take care of itself. Mental health disorders don’t work that way. Luckily, they can be treated at a professional treatment center. At The Guest House, all of these conditions can be treated at the sameRead More