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.

  • 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...
  • Compulsivity and Addiction: How Compulsive Behavior and Substance Abuse Are Related
    September 18, 2018
    Characters with compulsive tendencies have been depicted often throughout the years in television, film and theater. Modern examples include the character Adrian Monk of the television series “Monk” and Robert McCall of “The Equalizer” film franchise. A more classic example would be Felix Unger of “The Odd Couple,” as...
  • Preventing Suicide in Those Addicted to Drugs and Alcohol
    September 14, 2018
    Did you know that this month is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month? Suicide claims more than 41,000 American lives each year, so now is as good of a time as any to learn the signs of suicidal thoughts in your loved ones and to reach out to them if...
  • Unresolved Grief and Addiction: How Self Medication Turns into Addiction
    July 27, 2018
    Grief hurts. There is no magic pill for healing your grief. And honestly, it’s insulting when people tell you to just get over it and move on. It just plain sucks. Who among us can say it takes this amount of time or that amount of behavior to stop...
  • How Panic Disorders Affect Men: Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Substance Abuse
    July 14, 2018
    Hundreds of thousands of American men struggle with both substance abuse issues and panic disorder. These two mental health disorders reinforce one another, making it nearly impossible to achieve recovery on one’s own. However, by attacking both problems at once through dual diagnosis rehabilitation, men can take back control...