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why completing 90-day treatment is the beginning of the journey, not the end

Once you or a loved one enters rehab, you might breathe a sigh of relief and think, “It’s finally over.” Hopefully, if the treatment center is any good, this will turn out to be true, but quitting drugs or alcohol is only the first step in a long, arduous journey. Recovery isn’t a destination —…

5 Ways Wilderness Therapy Aids Recovery

Over the past few centuries, we’ve moved away from nature and fully embraced new technology, urban life and an increasingly digital world. While there’s nothing wrong with these things, researchers have started to notice that people are becoming unhappier and more isolated despite an increased ability to connect with others from around the globe. Addiction…

TOP 8 EXPERIENTIAL THERAPIES & THEIR BENEFITS

Individual and group therapy are the cornerstones of most treatment plans, and for good reason. They help people address their underlying issues and open up about their struggles in a safe space. However, experiential therapies are also important to ensure a dynamic, holistic experience that gives individuals a chance to dig a little deeper. At…

8 activities you’ll likely experience in outdoor adventure therapy

When it comes to addiction, we believe there should be more to recovery than therapy and abstinence. These things are obviously important and lay the groundwork for your sobriety, but getting it to stick means going deeper and developing the strong bonds, coping skills and habits that will help you meet any challenges that lie…
healing power of nature

The Healing Power Of Nature For a Successful Recovery

Dealing with addiction is no walk in the park. Constant cravings and unpleasant emotions like anger, paranoia and sadness become the norm, dominating your life and causing your relationships to suffer. Still, it’s easy to ignore the damage and find comfort at the bottom of a bottle (or baggie), despite the ongoing harm it causes.…
who might be struggling with addiction

How To Help Someone Struggling With Addiction

It can feel hopeless when someone you care about is struggling with addiction. You might be at your wit’s end trying to convince them to seek treatment, but it is possible to get them to realize and accept that they have a problem. However, the process isn’t easy and may cause some emotional distress on…

What Are The Differences Between Residential, PHP and IOP Treatment?

If you’re ready to get sober and start looking into rehab, it becomes quickly obvious that there are various treatment options to choose from. What isn’t so obvious is how to determine which one is right for you. Most people aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of residential care, partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) and…

Why Long Term Treatment Works

Addiction is a chronic condition. Once it develops, it doesn’t just go away overnight, even with proper treatment. That’s because making the decision to get sober involves changing some deep-seated behaviors, and it can be tricky to let go of old habits. We all want quick solutions to life’s problems, but like most things worth…

Exploring Co-occurring Disorders For Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Founded in 1949 by Mental Health America (MHA), the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the mental wellness of all, its purpose is to raise awareness, educate the public, and dispel the harmful myths surrounding mental illness. In that spirit, it’s a good time to reach out to someone…
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How To Overcome The Stigma of Addiction & Mental Illness In The Workplace

When we look back at the past hundred years, it’s easy to see how far we’ve come in regards to mental illness. Advances in psychiatry have given us a deeper understanding of the mind, so we now recognize mental health and substance use disorders as real, treatable conditions that can be managed with the right…