Will I Learn to Trust Again After Being Betrayed

Substance abuse takes a tremendous toll on any relationship, whether friendship, family ties, or even marriage. It is for this reason that...

The Potential Damage of Bottled-Up Emotions

When you are in recovery it is possible that you often hold your true feelings inside and do not express them with others. Whether you just...

Pressure and Expectation

Both pressure and expectation play a very important role in treatment. If you are currently participating in substance abuse, you likely...

How to Talk to a Friend About Their Depression

If your friend is acting oddly, then it is normal for you to feel concerned. For instance, if your friend interacts with you less than she...

What to Do When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

It is completely normal to feel overwhelmed at times in your recovery. Whether you just recently became sober or have been sober for an...

Addiction and an Underdog Mentality

There is no doubt that at some points you will feel the odds are stacked against you while in recovery. You want to stay sober but face...

3 Decades of Legislation and the Changing Views on Mental Health

Mental health has come a very long way in a relatively short amount of time. Views on mental health and addiction to drugs like Xanax have...

What is Primary Codependence?

Codependence is a word with many modern connotations, but it originated within the context of alcoholic treatment in the 1970s. The concept...

Can Postpartum Depression Lead to Addiction?

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) describes postpartum depression as a mood disorder women may develop after childbirth....

Four Healthy Ways to Unwind

For many people, drugs and alcohol are unhealthy tools to help them relax and unwind. Stress, anxiety, tension and other pressures in life...

The Warning Signs of Depression and Bipolar Disorder

It may be normal to feel extremely energized or even tired and sad as long as the feelings last for a short time. For people who feel...

Psychological Effects of the Season on Your Recovery

Scientific research shows seasonal differences in the weather and sunlight can alter a person’s brain chemistry and depress moods....

How DBT Reshapes Your Thinking Patterns

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT).  Cognitive Behavioral Therapies help patients identify...

How Does Having a Bipolar Diagnosis Affect My Insurance?

Health insurance is an important consideration for anyone who suffers from a chronic mental or physical health problem. A primary concern...

Prescription Drug Abuse in Adults with Misdiagnosed ADHD

According to the American Psychological Association, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral condition marked by...

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