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Am I Depressed?

By Patti Richards It’s a bright sunny morning, but you can’t see anything but clouds. You try to get out of bed, but your legs feel heavy and taking even one step is exhausting. You hear your family laughing, but the distance between your room and the kitchen seems like a thousand miles. If you […]

Learning to Trust the Method in Treatment

Trust is an essential component of any relationship; when it comes to addiction treatment, it is vital to commit to the care that professionals plan. In fact, Penn State’s Center for Economic and Community Development explains that a lack of trust means individuals are less likely to participate or engage in a relationship, program or […]

Will I Succeed in Rehab if I’m Antisocial?

The best rehab programs are warm, welcoming and understanding of the fears, the personal history and the future hopes you bring with you. They will help you succeed in recovery, and they will never do so in a coercive or aggressively confrontational manner. Addiction recovery does require work and asks you to face personal challenges, […]

How to Watch for Signs of Trauma in a Combat Veteran

Experiencing trauma, no matter the cause, can result in a condition known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); however, for people in the military who have experienced combat, the condition can be even more severe than usual. With PTSD, even the smallest noises or changes in routine can bring on nightmares, flashbacks and extreme anxiety, but […]

Giving Back: Why Giving Is a Great Way to Receive

Volunteering is great for the community and individuals it serves, but it also turns out to serve those who do the serving. Giving one’s time, money, expertise and energy yields many benefits, such as better mental and physical health along with a sense of purpose. Such work also creates healthy support as people recover from […]

Does There Need to Be an Emergency to Get Me into Rehab?

Now is the best time to begin treatment for substance abuse, as there is never a good reason to wait. If you put off rehab, then you will probably experience serious consequences or even emergencies before getting help or being legally required to do so. On the other hand, if you take action early in […]

Why Families of Addicts Should Seek Counseling for Codependency

To see how codependency affects individual addiction patterns and overall family health, you must first know what codependency is. The definition of codependency has changed over time; Mental Health America explains that, “originally, ‘co-dependent’ was a term used to describe partners in chemical dependency, persons living with, or in a relationship with an addicted person. […]

The Different Challenges of Quitting Alcohol Versus Drugs

People can generalize about recovery and the differences between alcohol and drug abuse, but, when it comes to finding long-term health, sobriety and wellness, no single experience or path makes it easier to get and stay clean. In other words, every recovering addict must find sobriety for herself, a task you can achieve with personalized […]

An Overview of Addiction Treatment Credentials and What They Mean

When you feel overwhelmed by your or a loved one’s addiction, you may be tempted to choose the closest, cheapest or first available treatment option. In fact, there are so many options for recovery that making any other decision can seem like too much work. However, there is nothing more important than your health and […]

Addiction and Changing Your Ways

Addiction recovery requires change. In fact change is so essential to the concept of recovery that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration[1] “defines recovery as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.” Recovery is change, and changing your […]