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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

How Alumni Programs Utilize Community Involvement for Lasting Recovery

In recovery, there is a central theme around the connection to others. Community involvement teaches you to connect with others who may share similar goals as you. An alumni program can be the tool to connect you to follow recoverees who have experienced similar situations as you and show you a different perspective. Additionally, communityRead More

The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health Recovery

Everywhere you look, people are on their phones. Quite often, these people are scrolling or posting pictures on social media. This behavior has become the new normal in society. There are many positive aspects of this trend. However, unfortunately, along with social media comes social comparison. Whether or not they admit it, people tend toRead More

How to Prioritize Self-Care in Long-Term Recovery

Learning to prioritize self-care is an important part of the recovery journey. Prioritizing self-care can mean different things depending on where you are at in your recovery journey. No matter what stage of recovery you are in, healthy habits are essential in preventing relapse. Determining the healthy habits and self-care measures you most need andRead More

Finding Your Identity Outside of Recovery

Recovering from substance abuse is a huge transition. The transition to sobriety is not just about eliminating the substance from your life but also about becoming a new you. Recovery is about exploring who you are and what matters to you. To help with this transition, take a moment to ask yourself, “Who do IRead More

What It Means to Be a Sober Mentor

Recovery can be a challenging process. The good news is that you do not have to go through it alone. There are many positive resources available in recovery. Probably one of the most beneficial resources is having a sober mentor. A sober mentor can provide you with unconditional support no matter where you are onRead More

How Somatic Therapy Stops the Cycle of Addiction and Anger

Stress and tension from anger can linger as energy in the body long after a traumatic event has occurred. Somatic therapy can be a highly beneficial practice for releasing this energy, especially in those who struggle with the cycle of addiction and anger. Addiction and Anger The cycle of addiction and anger can be allRead More

How to Foster Family Unity After Addiction Rocks Your World

An article from Innovation in Aging notes, family relationships play an important role in the shaping of your life. Family is often foundational to your well-being as these linked or interdependent relationships inform each other. Your lives are intrinsically linked to each other as sources of social connection and influence, as well as meaning andRead More

Understanding Emotional Eating and How to Heal

Stress and negative emotions can quickly take a toll on a person when they don’t have a healthy way to cope. Emotional eating is a common way that people deal with anger, sadness, anxiety, and depression. This coping mechanism can come with many negative side effects, making it important to address the situation head-on. WhatRead More