Category Archives: Mental Health

Dual diagnosis allows for drug rehabs to treat both mental illness and addiction simultaneously. Learn more about dual diagnosis treatment by exploring our blog.

  • Nutrition in Recovery
    May 15, 2019
    Nutrients found in food are essential to life. They provide calories and energy that is needed so we can go throughout our days. It is possible though to consume food without much nutrition and feel like you’re able to go about your day with no problems. The connection between...
  • Initial Intake
    May 3, 2019
    At Reflections Recovery Center, each patient will go through a psychiatric evaluation. This applies to anyone, no matter what state they believe their mental health to be in. A psychiatric evaluation can be essential for many people in recovery. An initial assessment will allow our team to understand if...
  • Trauma and Recovery
    April 8, 2019
    Trauma is often a significant part of life for many people dealing with addiction. This may have occurred before and separate from their addiction, but also may occur during addiction. When trauma precedes addiction, people often begin to abuse substances to numb pain and cope with difficult memories. Treatment...
  • Dual Diagnosis & Co-occurring Disorders
    April 2, 2019
    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) defines Dual Diagnosis as, “…when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance use disorder simultaneously. Either disorder-substance use or mental illness-can develop first.”* Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers may not be the easiest to find, but they are incredibly important. Clients need...
  • Skill-Building Activities for Mental Health and Addiction
    March 13, 2019
    “Recovery is non-linear, characterized by continual growth and improved functioning that may involve setbacks.” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Steps to Recovery Recovery takes time, a community, and will involve many different steps for each person. In recovery, a setback may be inevitable. However, a setback is...
  • How Water is used in Adventure Therapy
    February 22, 2019
    Water is Essential to Life Leonardo da Vinci said, “Water is the driving force in nature.” Time spent in any type of natural setting can be healing and spending time around water can benefit your physical and mental health in ways of which you may not even be aware....
  • How Exercise can help in Addiction Recovery
    February 12, 2019
    Addiction Rehab and Physical Fitness Every person can gain physical and mental benefits from exercise, no matter where they are in life or what their capability. Each person will also find they thrive from different types of exercise and different amounts. Something as simple as getting 20-30 minutes of...
  • How to Help Someone Who’s Struggling Physically or Emotionally with Mental Illness
    December 5, 2018
    Many people suffering from stress disorders and other forms of mental illness need encouragement, support and empathy from those closest to them. It can be difficult to determine the best ways to approach a person struggling with mental illness, and stress effects are different for everyone. However challenging it...
  • Long-Term Prescription Stimulant Use: What Are the Risks of ADHD Medications?
    October 12, 2018
    The millennial generation is the first in history to be routinely prescribed stimulant medications like Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta to treat the symptoms of ADHD. Not surprisingly, many in this generation are also suffering from issues with stimulant drug abuse. Studies show that the recreational use of ADHD medications...
  • Teens Using Illegal Drugs Less, But Face Other Challenges (Depression, Bullying, etc.)
    September 26, 2018
    Today’s teens are very much different than the ones 10 years ago, who are very much different than the ones 10 years before that. To people older than 30, you probably don’t have to make much of an argument to get them to agree with that assessment. But if...