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Do You Have Bipolar Disorder?

The highs are too high and the lows are too low. That might be the best way to describe bipolar disorder. But

The Power of Overcoming Grief

Whoever said that the two things you can’t avoid in life are death and taxes should’ve added a third–grief. Grief touches us

Animals offer us many benefits, from companionship to someone to talk to when we have no one else. They’ve even achieved status

Chances are your new social circle will include a lot of friends in recovery. Even if they’re not in recovery you need

It’s common knowledge that certain kinds of trauma tend to perpetuate themselves in subsequent generations. Physical abuse, sexual abuse, and substance abuse

How Yoga Helps With Recovery

We’re always looking for ways to stay on the right track during recovery and prevent relapse. Some people prefer art. Some people

One of your loved ones has gone through detoxification and an inpatient rehabilitation program; how can you support them when they get

You may have heard that yoga makes a great holistic therapy for those with mental illness or substance use disorder. You want

A lot of people reach rock bottom and want to treat their alcohol abuse, but they’re scared. What will withdrawal be like?

For most people, motherhood is a time to celebrate, and expecting a child is a joyous occasion. But for someone who is

Love is in the air in February with Valentine’s Day, but if you’re abusing substances you might be having a common relationship

Recovery is different for everybody, but it usually means a lot of meetings and counseling sessions to maintain your sobriety. But did

Getting Help for Mental Illness

In the United States, we have a long record of ignoring mental illness or mistreating it. From institutionalizing those with developmental disabilities

What factors contribute to relapse when you’re in recovery? Availability of a substance certainly contributes. Difficulties in finding a job or a

Once you’ve gone through a detox period and initial therapy to stabilize your substance abuse problem, you may think the worst is

Common Myths About Opioids

Opioids are all over the news these days and the media has been demonizing their use. They make it sound as if

Can I Date in Recovery?

You’ve gone through detoxification and gone through the program into recovery. Maybe you’re feeling extra free without the weight of a substance

Feeling blue because you’re single on Valentine’s Day and not anywhere near ready for dating?  Instead of feeling down on yourself or

If you think you’re just a social drinker or recreational drug user but your friends and family keep trying to tell you

What Is Naloxone? In an ideal world, when we suffer from a substance abuse disorder, we go through detoxification, rehabilitation, and stay

If you’ve been diagnosed with anxiety or depression–or maybe you’re just feeling stressed and a little down–there are things you can do

Perhaps someone in your family abuses drugs or drinks too much. Maybe they’ve overdosed, or they’re living in the streets, or doing

When someone with addiction hits rock bottom, they know they have to change, but one of their biggest fears is detoxification. Maybe

In a way, recovery is all about the six inches between your ears: your mindset and mental determination are your biggest tool

Living With a Narcissist

Given the choice, the best response to when you have a narcissistic personality in your life is to get as far away

Let’s see a show of hands–how many people are feeling more relaxed with less anxiety and depression during the pandemic? Now, how

You experience a stressful situation. Your heart starts pounding and you’re having trouble breathing. You start breathing too fast and maybe even

Once you embark upon your path of recovery, you may be tempted to be hard on yourself until you’ve hit a certain

Have you ever watched a cooking competition on TV and noticed how many chefs are in recovery? Well, that’s one way food

Are You Ready to Date Sober?

Sober or not, everyone deserves a shot at love, and just because you’re in recovery doesn’t mean you can’t find someone special.

There’s plenty of information available online to people suffering from addiction. All you have to do is make a quick Google search

The Stages Of Relapse

Contrary to popular belief, relapse isn’t a single moment of crisis that burst into the life of an unsuspecting person in recovery.

Motivational interviewing uses a nonjudgmental approach to counseling that focuses on the patient and helps discover why you should want to change

Most Americans honor veterans and respect their service to their country. Yet many don’t understand the full consequences and long-term effects of

How Can I Control My Anger?

We all can have a temper at times but some people go from temper to tantrum in a heartbeat. They get into

Once you’re out of treatment, you might find yourself wondering what to do with yourself now that you don’t have to spend

Have you ever sat on the couch watching “Intervention” on TV and asked yourself, “Can’t those people see how they’re hurting themselves?”

Did you know that 2018 statistics show that 128 people die every day from an opioid overdose? You can tell yourself, “Oh,

Sharing Your Recovery Story

If you step back and look at the story of your recovery as though it were written in a book, what would

Living With Bipolar Disorder

Lately, we all have been feeling moody after 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, but for some, their emotions and mood swings become

Why Is Self-Care Important?

You know that one person that always takes care of everybody else and puts others first? Maybe you know that person well? 

Normalizing Relapse

Relapse. It’s a word that you might hear spoken in the same hushed tones as seditious hearsay. Despite the near-universal wish throughout

When fictional TV character Jessica Jones pours a glass of whiskey to take her pain meds, her secretary admonishes her to “drink

If there is anything worse than being bullied, it’s watching your child being bullied. We wish we could protect them every minute

COVID-19, the election, civil unrest, job insecurity, financial instability, emotional turmoil…the list of things that can cause us stress doesn’t seem to

Did you know that substance abuse is the largest indicator of future addiction for adolescents? Being a teen comes with its challenges,

The importance of getting regular exercise is one of the earliest healthy habits we’re taught. Even so, the excessive need to exercise

Making your next change after attending a treatment program can feel uncomfortable. You’ve spent the past weeks or months working incredibly hard

Admitting that you need professional help for your substance abuse issues can give rise to feelings of shame and sadness. The hardships

Isolation and COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic has made America’s mental health crisis worse than it has been in an extremely long time. People all over

What is a Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is a term that describes when a person experiences a mental illness and a substance use disorder at the same

Throughout your struggles with addiction, you may have found it difficult to maintain employment. Your addiction could have interfered with your ability

Is Telehealth Right For Me?

When you’re feeling unwell, or have questions about your health, you might usually schedule an appointment with your primary physician. You may

A healthy relationship can be life-changing. When a person is in a healthy relationship, they find happiness and feel a deep connection

PTSD and Addiction

One of the most debilitating mental disorders a person can face is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a condition in which

It’s estimated that addictions cost the United States over $78 billion each year due to lost work, healthcare costs, treatment, and crime.

As you go through recovery, one of the aspects you may find it harder to talk about or even put into words

“New Year, new me.” That’s what people all over the country tell themselves as January 1st approaches. We set up resolutions for

Substance use disorders thrive in isolation. As states require their citizens to stay in place and social distance in hopes of decreasing

When addiction takes over your life, it can quickly overpower your need to care for yourself. The addiction takes the front seat,