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Mental health issues and substance use often go together and are called co-occurring disorders. Read more about addiction and mental health here.

Coping with Stress in Recovery, How to Cope With Stress More Successfully

How to Cope With Stress More Successfully

Some researchers believe stress isn’t caused by external forces or people or life events but by our response to these factors. Wait—what now? Isn’t it fair to say that certain circumstances can shake even the sturdiest foundation? Yes, to a point, but if you understand how to cope with stress more effectively, the overall theory...
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Trauma-Informed Yoga

Trauma-Informed Yoga and Why It Helps Healing

The repercussions of trauma radiate through your entire self—emotionally, mentally, physically, and even spiritually. But with time and dedicated focus, it’s possible to heal and experience a rich, full life. Various modalities can help you accomplish this, one of which is trauma-informed yoga, which helps create a positive path to wellness. Using Yoga to Access HealingThere...
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Why Health Equity Matters for the LGBTQIA2s+ Community

Why Health Equity Matters for the LGBTQIA2s+ Community

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define health equity as “the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health.” However, for members of the LGBTQIA2s+ community (which we’ll collectively refer to in this article as LGBTQ), this has been a considerable challenge, and one...
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Going to Rehab Away from Home: What You Need to Know - young man with luggage at airport facing away

Why Outpatient Addiction Treatment Might Be an Option Right Now

When it’s evident that you or someone you love needs vital addiction treatment, the best time to start is right now. However, you might face more than a few obstacles to entering inpatient rehabilitation care. Fortunately, intensive outpatient services can provide a thorough professional approach. What Outpatient Services Offer Each person needs a different type of customized...
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Are You Impacted by Generational Trauma?

The scientific community has studied generational trauma for decades, but as you might guess, it takes at least two life cycles within a family to truly understand its effects. More current research reveals how trauma impacts multiple lives in many ways, especially regarding substance abuse. What Is Generational Trauma? Also referred to as intergenerational trauma,...
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Try This Free Mood Booster: Exercise!

To make more progress in your sobriety journey, it’s essential to fill your recovery toolbox with various techniques that contribute to your well-being. You already know that consistent exercise is one of the key factors to maintain physical health—but how much do you know about the mental and emotional benefits? Let’s take a closer look.What...
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What You’ll Gain from Residential Treatment

It takes a certain level of conviction to decide that it’s time for treatment. But residential or inpatient treatment is one of the most effective methods for creating a foundation for recovery.  Here’s what you or a loved one can plan for at an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center.Why the Term “Inpatient” MattersUnfortunately, it’s all...
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Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress in Recovery

Unfortunately, stress is an unavoidable part of life. Aside from the challenges related to being in recovery, you may find yourself feeling stressed out by a big project at work, money troubles at home, disagreements with your significant other, or unexpected parenting challenges. The key to staying on track with your sobriety is learning how...
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The Impact of Seasons and Weather on Recovery

Seasonal Affective Disorder A variety of factors including Seasonal Affective Disorder, can make the fall and winter months a more difficult time to stay sober. Not only are these months colder and less sunny in many places, but they also contain a potential minefield of triggering events for the newly sober. Even in California, where...
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How to Treat Mental Illness Without Medication

How to Treat Depression and Anxiety Without Medication | There is nothing wrong with utilizing medications to address depression or anxiety. Numerous medications exist that have been proven to be effective in treating both of these diagnoses. In some cases, however, there are reasons why people might choose not to use medications to treat mental...
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