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What Self-Care Tools Do I Need To Cope With SAD?

In our previous two QA articles, we discussed SAD, seasonal affect disorder, and trauma. First, we talked about what SAD is and how it can relate to trauma. Second, we looked at the intricacies of how the experience of SAD can trigger trauma, then, how we can start to cope with SAD by talking withRead More

5 Signs You’re Developing Depression

Note: If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Your life matters. Even if you consider yourself extremely successful in your business career thus far, that doesn’t mean that depression can hit you. For many people, depression arises out of a number of factors: family or relationship problems, unresolvedRead More

How Can Treatment Centers Make Long-Term Recovery More Appealing?

Recovery is often considered a lifelong process, as each day we learn something new about ourselves and experience new challenges and situations. Whether you’re a healthcare provider or a client in addiction recovery, it’s important that treatment centers make long-term recovery as appealing as possible. For many, pros and cons are weighed throughout several recoveryRead More

Avoidant Personality Disorder and Treatment Options: Everything You Need to Know

Avoidant personality disorder (APD) affects nearly 1% of the U.S. population. Characterized by negative emotion, detachment, and significant distress, a person with this disorder may experience symptoms that affect all aspects of their daily life. One person shared their experience of having APD on The Mighty. Here is an excerpt from their story: “Avoiding all kindsRead More

Can EMDR Therapy Assist with PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUDs) are debilitating conditions that often occur as dual diagnoses. PTSD often involves flashbacks, nightmares, agitation and irritability, paranoia and more, making it difficult to carry out day-to-day tasks, while SUDs can affect a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. If you’ve been diagnosed with both PTSDRead More

Is It Possible For Group Therapy Dynamics to Not Work?

Group therapy is an integral part of addiction recovery because it provides clients with a safe, structured environment to practice interpersonal skills, develop new perspectives, and establish relationships that could be added to their social support network. In group therapy, therapists often guide clients to engage in activities and/or discussions as well as educational componentsRead More

“Addiction Swapping” Risks In Trauma Recovery

Quitting an addiction is hard to do. If quitting an addiction were easy, more people would find changing their lifestyle for the better easier to do. The challenge in quitting an addiction is not because there is an addiction present. The challenge in quitting an addiction is that there is a habit present because addictionRead More