a young woman undergoing trauma-informed care

What Is Trauma-Informed Care?

Researchers have a growing understanding of the role that trauma plays for individuals struggling with substance abuse. Deep-seated reactions to incidents involving violence, war, disaster, the death of someone close to you, or other difficult moments can drive individuals to drink or use drugs. In such cases, you will want to make sure treatment involves…

a woman feeling stressed from a behavioral addiction

What Are Behavioral Addictions?

Often, when people talk about addiction in the United States, they refer to the abuse of drugs or alcohol. And rightly so — substance abuse continues to claim thousands of lives each year. However, healthcare experts are beginning to understand more about another form of addiction: behavioral addiction. Behavioral addictions, like substance abuse issues, prompt…

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Attending Gender-Specific Rehab

Substance abuse doesn’t discriminate. Both men and women struggle with drugs or alcohol. When they do, and they decide to seek treatment, they often find they can choose gender-specific rehab. There are good reasons to provide specific treatment options for men and women. Maintaining separate men’s rehab facilities and women’s rehab facilities provides an opportunity…

a support group at rehab

4 Reasons to Join a Support Group

People who struggle with addiction face a long road to recovery. Treatment typically includes various stages, including intake, detox, counseling, and aftercare. One of the best ways to avoid backsliding into destructive habits is to join a support group. Support groups involve regular meetings with other people who are also on the road to recovery.…

a family healing during recovery

Family Healing During Recovery

Addiction doesn’t just harm the individual. It does psychological, emotional, and, in some cases, physical harm to those closest to the addicted person. For this reason, family healing during recovery is crucial if all people involved are going to overcome the problem. A family therapy program offers hope for anyone in addiction recovery and the…

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is Saturday, October 10, 2020. On this day, mental health treatment centers, experts, organizations, and communities come together to celebrate successes in treatment and to create more awareness for mental disorders and related issues. The theme for World Mental Health Day 2020 is Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater…