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How a CBT Program Benefits Your Sobriety

Addiction is a complex disease that has a history rooted in stigma. Historically addiction has been viewed as a moral failing of people who actively chose to relinquish self-control. Thankfully, modern science and medical research have proven that addiction is a chronic, progressive brain disease, which has helped to alleviate much of the stigma previously…

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How to Find Success in a 12-Step Program

The 12-step recovery model was initially developed and implemented by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a fellowship whose goal was to help one another overcome addiction to alcohol. Since its inception, the 12-step model has become universally known and is the most commonly recommended and used treatment modality for a wide array of addictions and compulsions.…

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Treatment Centers Available for Depression and Self-Harm

Throughout the United States, millions of teens and young adults engage in acts of non-suicidal self-harm. The act of self-harming does not usually have a single cause. Instead, it is a maladaptive coping with overwhelming emotional pain, anger, frustration, or sadness. Self-harm is usually a symptom of an underlying mental health disorder and is commonly…

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Overcoming Past Traumas Can Benefit Your Mental Health

Psychological and emotional trauma responds to an event that is very disturbing or stressful and challenges a person’s sense of security. During a traumatic event, the body’s natural defenses take over and create a stress reaction known as the fight or flight response. This leads to a variety of physical symptoms and intense emotional reactions.…

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What Does Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder Look Like?

Schizoaffective disorder is a relatively rare chronic mental health disorder affecting less than one percent of the population. Those affected exhibit symptoms similar to schizophrenia (hallucinations and delusions) and bipolar disorder (mania and depression), though not necessarily at the same time. Because of this, individuals suffering from schizoaffective disorder are often initially misdiagnosed and improperly…

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3 Ways to Heal From Self-Harm

We all experience difficult times when we feel overwhelmed by feelings like stress, anger, frustration, and sadness. However, it can be a challenge for many to find ways to cope with these feelings healthily. People who suffer from substance use or mental health disorders can especially struggle to utilize appropriate coping mechanisms. Unfortunately, turning to…

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Signs You Need Mental Health Treatment

Mental health encompasses our psychological, social, and emotional well-being. It affects our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and factors into how we relate to others, handle stressful situations, and make decisions. When our mental health suffers, it can negatively impact all areas of our lives. Mental health disorders are common, affecting millions of people every day.…

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Can Residential Treatment Help With Depression?

Depression is a mental health disorder that impacts the lives of millions of people throughout the world. It is also one of the most commonly misunderstood. The term “depressed” has become a blanket word used to describe any general feelings of sadness or disappointment. Because of this, the seriousness of true depression is often overlooked.…

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What to Expect in Bipolar Disorder Treatment

If you believe that you or a loved one might be struggling with bipolar disorder, it is important to seek professional help as soon as possible. Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition but can be successfully treated to minimize symptoms, allowing people to live a quality life. Early diagnosis is important because when left untreated,…