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Should I Have a Role Model for My Recovery?

Should I Have a Role Model for My Recovery?

Recovery is a lifelong process, and sometimes the journey is ever-twisting, with no predictable road in sight. For many people, role models are considered an excellent way to strive towards their goals in recovery – by following someone who has gone through similar experiences and has been successful in recovery, you too can look at […]

What Instruments Are Used with Sound Baths?

What Instruments Are Used with Sound Baths?

One of the amazing aspects of human life is that we have such unique, diverse ways of healing and restoration. For some, music provides a soothing, ritualized harmony that mirrors peace and serenity in the back of their mind. For others, writing provides a compelling opportunity to reflect on past grievances and achieve new insights. […]

What Types of Approaches May Be Used in Therapy?

What Types of Approaches May Be Used in Therapy?

Therapy is a space for you to learn more about yourself and make sense of your experiences. Many people with addictions and/or mental illnesses – even just regular, everyday problems – benefit from therapy because it allows them to take a step back and gain perspective on issues that may seem to overwhelm them. If […]

What Is Free Writing?

What Is Free Writing?

Have you ever had a lot on your mind, to where it seemed like your thoughts were going a mile a minute? Perhaps you were stressed or anxious, and worried about something that happened in the past or could happen in the future. When our thoughts take hold of us, it can feel as though […]

How Prevalent is Misdiagnosis?

How Prevalent is Misdiagnosis?

The following is an excerpt from a person’s story, shared on The Mighty: “I really couldn’t comprehend this new diagnosis…Reading different articles and books, I realized I couldn’t identify with this diagnosis. It didn’t sit well with me at all, and I felt frequently upset at being misunderstood by the professionals.” In reading this, how well […]

Job Readiness and Addiction Recovery: Am I Ready?

Job Readiness and Addiction Recovery: Am I Ready?

For many people in addiction recovery, obtaining and maintaining active employment is a long-term goal. Addiction can certainly cause individuals to become unproductive at work, and can even lead to too many missed days and, consequently, termination. If you’ve been working hard in your treatment program and perhaps you’ll be returning home soon, you may […]

Signs Your Loved One May Have Dependent Personality Disorder

Signs Your Loved One May Have Dependent Personality Disorder

Have you noticed that your loved one cannot make any independent decisions? Do they seem to form strong emotional attachments, that are oftentimes one-sided? Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a disorder in which a person is unable to be alone. They express symptoms of anxiety, and constantly need reassurance from others in order to feel […]

What Types of Interventions Can Be Used for Social Anxiety Disorder?

What Types of Interventions Can Be Used for Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) affects an estimated 7.1% of adult Americans in a given year. SAD is a disorder that involves a persistent fear of one or more social performance situations in which a person is exposed to unfamiliar people or potential rejection from others. In other words, a person with SAD often have anxiety […]

Could Your Life Stress Be Triggering Anxiety and Depression? Here’s How to Tell

Could Your Life Stress Be Triggering Anxiety and Depression? Here’s How to Tell

Life will always have those temporary moments of uphill battle – the deadline at work that suddenly seems to appear out of nowhere, the unexpected expense, the friend or family member that seems to drain us from time to time – it’s all there. While we can expect these things, there are some stressors that […]

Could Technology Be Taking A Toll on Your Holistic Health?

Could Technology Be Taking A Toll on Your Holistic Health?

We are a technology-driven society, there’s no doubt about it. Our cell phones, computers, televisions and more provide us with information that’s never been so easily accessible before. Our children are learning of technology at much earlier ages, and technical fields are becoming some of the most prosperous careers to be in. Technology allows us […]

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