What Causes Disordered Eating?

It is not uncommon for people to experience complicated relationships with food. Oftentimes, eating disorders and/or disordered eating are associated with purging or starvation. However, these experiences are very complex and vary between clients. Eating habits vary across clients and, regardless of the relationship with food, all eating disorders and disordered eating habits are valid.Read More

Can I Go Home After Detox?

Detox is often the first clinical step in treating addiction. The addiction treatment and recovery journey will take time, dedication, and commitment. Even though individuals may want to go home after detox, it’s important to continue with treatment for stability and lasting sobriety. Detox: The First Step in Treatment According to the Substance Abuse andRead More

Understanding Trauma Bonding and How to Find Healing

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 41% of women and 26% of men in the United States have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). Further, 61 million women and 53 million men have experienced physiological aggression from an intimate partner. Moreover, in Child Physical Abuse and Neglect by Casey L. BrownRead More

Does Sex Addiction Mask Unhealed Emotional Wounds?

Sex addiction is a risky cycle that can put you in dangerous situations. It’s hard to combat this cycle when you feel like you’re continuously stuck. In order to begin the process of healing, it may be helpful to look at unhealed emotional wounds. Tracing your way back to the root cause can help youRead More

Learning to Communicate After Developmental Trauma

When we are children, our minds are like sponges, easily absorbing the experiences and feelings around us. When children are exposed to trauma, it can leave a lasting imprint with disastrous effects. Trauma exposure can even affect a person’s ability to communicate. The first step towards learning how to communicate after developmental trauma is toRead More

Is Spirit2Spirit Healing Right for Me?

Trauma, emotional difficulties, and external pressures can all contribute to addiction, depression, and many other conditions. At The Guest House, our Spirit2Spirit Healing program focuses on treating these underlying causes, which we often call “soul wounds.” Is Spirit2Spirit Healing right for you and your journey at this time? Spirit2Spirit Healing The Guest House’s co-founder, JudyRead More

Recovery Month: Understanding Its Significance and How to Celebrate

September is Recovery Month, and it’s time to celebrate! It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in recovery for one week or ten years. Right now, it’s time to recognize your strengths, everything you’ve been through, and the fact that you chose to find the path of healing. History of Recovery Month According to the SubstanceRead More

An Overview of the Fentanyl Crisis: Seeking Help

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in 2021, 61.2 million or 21.9% of Americans 12 years old and older used illicit drugs. Out of the 61.2 million people who engaged in substance use, 9.2 million people misused opioids. Moreover, as noted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), inRead More

What Are Holistic Treatments, and How Do They Address Mental Health?

According to an article from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), more than one in five, or 57.8 million adults in the United States have a mental health disorder. Despite how many people in the U.S. are impacted by mental health conditions, there are still numerous misconceptions about what having and living with aRead More

Do I Always Have to Identify as an Alcoholic in Recovery?

Most people are familiar with the 12-Step program and the introduction, “ Hi, my name is so-and-so, and I’m an alcoholic.” While this admittance may be the first step in recovery, how will it impact the rest of your recovery? Will you continue to identify as an alcoholic? Just thinking about this may arouse feelingsRead More