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Finding A Therapist

Deciding you want to go to therapy is an important step in an individual’s recovery. It can be hard to find someone you connect with and trust. Sometimes you must go through a trial and error process. If you’re just starting out your shopping around for a therapist, you may be unsure how to navigateRead More

The Many Causes Of Depression

There isn’t a single soul who is immune to depression. It comes when you least expect it, staying for much longer than welcomed. Coming along with depression frequently is anxiety. Sabrina Benaim, a poet, explained this eloquently, in a spoken word poem titled Explaining My Depression To My Mother: A Conversation: “Anxiety is the cousinRead More

The Hierarchy Of Recovery

Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is not unknown to most people. Many of us have learned about Maslow’s pyramid in school. If you haven’t, here’s a quick overview: Maslow believed that before an individual can get any need met, they must first have their physiological needs met. These physiological needs include food, water, shelter, andRead More

How Can I Recover? Non-Clinical Pathways

Trying to recover from a substance use disorder can feel like you are climbing on a stair machine at the gym — it never ends. Or, you may feel like you are stuck in quicksand — you’re fighting and fighting but not getting anywhere. Whatever you are feeling, Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to help.Read More

How Can I Recover? Clinical Pathways

Trying to recover from a substance use disorder can feel like you are climbing on a stair machine at the gym — it never ends. Or, you may feel like you are stuck in quicksand — you’re fighting and fighting but not getting anywhere. Whatever you are feeling, Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to help.Read More

Recognizing A Panic Attack

Panic attacks are a scary thing. No panic attack is the same as the last one, which makes it even more difficult. Oftentimes, people who experience panic attacks think that they are having a heart attack because the symptoms are so severe. Usually, however, the panic attack subsides and the person is left looking forRead More

Dealing With Withdrawal Symptoms

If you have been using a substance for a long period of time, you may find yourself dealing with some withdrawal symptoms if you are attempting to stop using the substance. This is because your body has become dependent on the substance. When your brain and body realizes that it is no longer receiving theRead More

Substance Use Disorder Diagnostic Criteria

When a medical professional is looking at diagnosing someone with a substance use disorder, they must look at certain criteria set forth by Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). This is where you can go to learn about any mental illness. The Fifth Edition of the DSM was releasedRead More