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Learning to Accept a Loss of Control in Addiction

Learning to Accept a Loss of Control in Addiction

Acceptance moves us forward in life. Most of us revere our autonomy, our freedoms, and our independence. We want and need to define our actions and environment. To act otherwise would encompass giving up control. What happens if we become dependent on alcohol, stimulants, gambling, etc.? We are, in all actuality, giving power to addiction; …

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Is My Childhood Trauma Still Affecting Me?

Is My Childhood Trauma Still Affecting Me?

More often than not, mental health disorders – and the associated distressing symptoms they can cause – develop from unresolved trauma. Contrary to what some people may believe, the effects of childhood trauma tend to linger well throughout our lives.  There are several reasons for this, but ultimately, trauma during childhood causes adolescents to develop …

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How to Host an Effective Intervention for a Loved One

How to Host an Effective Intervention for a Loved One

Unfortunately, mental health disorders are not uncommon. In the United States alone, nearly one in five adults have a mental health condition at any given time. In 2020, this equated to almost 53 million adults. Additionally, more than one in four with mental health disorders also experience a co-occurring substance use problem. The prevalence of …

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How to Forgive and Why It Matters in Recovery

How to Forgive and Why It Matters in Recovery

Recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) requires more than just achieving sobriety. Similarly, recovery from mental health disorders requires more than treating problematic symptoms. Simply put, the road to recovery is a lifelong journey that calls individuals to address any barriers that keep them from achieving and sustaining complete wellness. Treatment is meant to help …

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The Benefits of Group Therapy

The Benefits of Group Therapy

Effective treatment for mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) requires more than individual psychotherapy. Recovery is a process that involves multiple treatment components in addition to individual psychotherapy sessions. Therefore, another essential component of recovery is group therapy. Group therapy is another method of psychotherapy that involves working with a therapist alongside several other …

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What Coping Skills Exist for Persistent Depressive Disorder?

What Coping Skills Exist for Persistent Depressive Disorder?

If you’re someone who struggles with mental health distress, you likely understand how difficult it can be to cope with it. Knowing how to cope with hardships and stress is vital for our well-being. Therefore, it is essential to identify and utilize healthy coping skills that work for you so you no longer feel controlled …

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