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What Happens After A Relapse?

The days, weeks even, leading up to a relapse often follow the same steps: emotional, mental, and physical. In the emotional stage, you may feel some symptoms of depression or anxiety. In the mental stage, you may feel like you want to use, but you know you shouldn’t. In the physical stage, you have fallenRead More

The 3 Minds Of DBT

The present moment is vital in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). The practice of mindfulness is essential for anyone to implement, not just someone with a mental illness or substance use disorder. During mindfulness, you focus on what you’re doing and what’s happening around you. You want to be fully present upon what you’re doing. ARead More

Learning To Love Yourself

Loving yourself is a difficult thing. Most people think about loving yourself despite your flaws, but we believe in loving yourself because of your flaws. Everyone is unique and deserves love. It’s time you start learning to give the love to yourself that you give to those around you. Upon first glance, you might notRead More

Different Types Of People In Recovery

Recovery can be a difficult thing to define. Those in recovery and those who are not in recovery probably have two very different definitions of recovery. Even those in recovery may have a different definition than those sitting next to them, depending on their race, gender, sexual orientation, location, and status. Different cultures view thingsRead More

Anxiety and Addiction

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness. For those with anxiety disorders, their ability to function normally is modified. Due to their altered state of functioning, many people with anxiety disorders tend to lean or alcohol or drugs to cope with their anxieties. Thus, those with anxietyRead More

Do Incentives Work?

There are times in your recovery that you may find more difficult than other times. These could include holidays, birthdays, or significant events. These things all have one thing, at least, in common: they bring on celebration. These events usually come with loved ones and get-togethers. This could mean that there may be substances atRead More

How Do I Identify A Drug Overdose?

Substance use disorders can wreak havoc on users, especially during the holiday time. Some people who use may have made a resolution to stop using. While you should encourage them and their resolution, it’s important to also know that relapses do happen to those trying to stop using. A relapse isn’t a sign of failure;Read More

DEARMAN DBT Skill

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that focuses on the present moment. DBT uses different skills such as mindfulness to create a space for individuals with addictions or co-occurring disorders to help alleviate their stressors. By focusing on your thoughts and actions, those struggling can learn to be present in the moment.Read More

Getting Through The Holidays

For those with an addiction or co-occurring mental illness, getting through the holidays can be a hard thing to get through. The holidays are supposed to be a time of happiness and celebration. For many, though, the holidays are a reminder of an addiction or mental health struggle. Alcohol is most likely present at familyRead More