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  • Biochemistry and Addiction
    April 22, 2019
    If someone suffers from anxiety, depression, or addiction they could have a biochemical imbalance. A biochemical imbalance is not the sole factor in addiction, but it can play a large part. There are many factors to understanding something as complex as addiction, and biochemistry is only a part of...
  • Genetic Testing & Addiction
    April 14, 2019
    How Genetic History Impacts Addiction The science behind genetic testing used as a method to understand addiction may be relatively new. Still, it is making a significant impact. It is not a perfect fix when it comes to resolving or preventing addiction, but it helps in understanding addiction and...
  • 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 with Residential Treatment
    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 Residential Treatment Centers may not be the easiest to find, but they are incredibly important. Clients...
  • 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 the Outdoors Benefit your Mental Health
    March 1, 2019
    It is important for every person to take care of their mental health, no matter who they are. Most people understand that being outdoors is good for them. When adding an active lifestyle to that, you are taking important steps to improve your physical and mental health. While research...
  • 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 Adventure Therapy helps with Substance Abuse Recovery
    February 4, 2019
    There are a large variety of options for therapy to treat addiction; not every person will thrive from the same option and many people will even need multiple forms of therapy for the help they need. Adventure therapy is a form of therapy that seeks to help individuals recover...
  • Does Parents’ Emotional Pain Get Adult Children Into a Drug Recovery Plan?
    January 8, 2019
    Parents generally do everything they can to spare their children pain, but what can a parent do when an adult child has developed a substance abuse disorder? For adult children, drug recovery can be an extremely difficult subject to broach and some parents may find it difficult to break...