COVID-19’s Impact on Addiction

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Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have been the norm in the US since early March in an attempt to quell the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, these practices have also had an impact on substance use and mental health disorders. Even before the world pandemic took control, millions were under the control of addiction. Unfortunately, since

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

What Is National Recovery Month?

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National Recovery Month is something you may hear about if you are working through drug and alcohol addiction and treatment. If you have entered into recovery, you already know just how incredible the feeling is – you’ve made it. You have broken through addiction. You are working on your future now. Why not help others

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

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.

How to Cope Positively with Unwanted Emotions

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Your defense mechanism to escape from uncomfortable emotions (or emotions in general) doesn’t ever seem to go away. For so long, it has seemed easier to just be high or numbed out from any emotional experience, especially the icky ones. But while high you miss out on so much: Being available for family, friends and

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

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A common misconception surrounding addiction is that it is a standalone problem and occurs solely by choice of the individual. However, it’s quite often that addiction isn’t the only issue taking place. So what are co-occurring disorders, and how can addiction treatment programs help? What Are Co-Occurring Disorders? Co-occurring disorders are two or more issues

Alcohol and Depression: Which Comes First?

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Do you drink large amounts of alcohol? Are you feeling down and hopeless? Do you also have difficulty concentrating and remembering? Studies find that there is a strong connection between alcohol and depression. Some people may drink to cope with depression, and people who have depression may drink to cope. While there can be a