Addiction Recovery as a Tool for Mental Wellness

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You’ve battled addiction and mental health issues. You feel positive about your future. Yet, you are also confident you need to aggressively work to maintain your mental health through your recovery. You can learn how to use what you have learned in addiction recovery as a tool for mental wellness by turning to the team

Mental Health and Addiction Recovery

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If you have used drugs and alcohol, gone through treatment, and started on the path to recovery, you have achieved a great deal. Yet, it will always be necessary to work on maintaining this clarity and sobriety. Your mental health and addiction recovery will need to be a constant focus in your life, especially in

Understanding the Different Types of Trauma

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For many individuals struggling with addiction, a deeper issue tends to be the culprit. One of the most common misconceptions surrounding addiction is that the individual simply made a bad decision and began using harmful substances. However, this is rarely the case. In many cases, an underlying mental health disorder can be the main reason

The Connections Between Alcohol and Depression

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In today’s society, alcohol is a common fixture in stores, in social settings, and in the media. People are often seen consuming alcohol in commercials, shows, and movies. With such easy access, it can be hard to remember that it can pose a threat when abused. Also common in today’s society, the mental health disorder

Alcohol and Trauma: The Connection

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If you have experienced a traumatic event in your life, it’s crucial to receive the proper treatment to cope and work through the event. If you don’t address your trauma, you put your mental health at risk later in life. Those who fail to get the help they need tend to turn to unhealthy methods

The Complicated Relationship Between Alcohol and Anxiety

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Whether you come home from a long day or you’re out at a social event trying to relax, alcohol is a quite common substance many of us reach for to manage our anxiety. Wine at the end of a long day as you unwind from work or a beer to loosen up while you’re out

Trauma Therapy: Decreasing Distress and Stabilizing in Recovery

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Our Therapist Team Lead, Sarah Kovach, specializes in helping patients who not only struggle with substance abuse but also those who have experienced trauma in their lives. By allowing the patient to help guide her, she is able to help them cope with their traumatic memories and ultimately get to the root of their addiction.

The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

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Millions of children are subjected to various forms of trauma every year. Unfortunately, some of these individuals may be at a higher risk for the development of addiction in adulthood. Understanding the powerful connection between childhood trauma and addiction is vital in finding help for yourself or a loved one through a trauma therapy program.

What is Trauma Informed Care?

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If you are struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders, you have options for treatment. While many facilities tend to offer the same types of treatments, some choose different approaches than others. For those who have experienced trauma in the past, it’s important to seek out a facility that provides trauma-informed care. But what

Are You Avoiding Worry Through Substance Abuse?

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Your brain is doing an infinite number of jumping jacks. You feel like you have extra energy with no outlet. Excessive worry is present, but you are not sure why. And then it gets worse: You can’t focus at work, school or home. You just want to escape and hide. These are all characteristics of