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Recovery Is a Choice

There are so many misconceptions regarding addiction and recovery in today’s society. These misconceptions usually come from someone who has little to no experience dealing with mental health or substance use issues. Don’t fall for myths from those who are not properly informed. Get your addiction and recovery information from our trustworthy team at VillaRead More

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Dialectical Behavior Therapy

“Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts,” according to Psychology Today. “CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior.” The CBT employed in talk therapy uncovers the patterns of thought a patientRead More

Why “Person-First” Language Is Important

Stigma is defined as “an attribute, behavior, or condition that is socially discrediting,” according to the Recovery Research Institute. It also is “know to decrease treatment seeking behaviors in individuals with substance use disorders.” Person-first language is defined as “a linguistic prescription structuring sentences to name the person first and the condition or disease fromRead More

How To Explain Mental Health To A 5-Year-Old

Mental health education has been somewhat of a controversial topic, but really, it shouldn’t be. From a young age, students are taught about physical education. Later on, during primary years, students are taught about sexual education. This education is all relative. The main goal is to teach students about themselves and how to take careRead More

Mindfulness and Addiction

While the term “mindfulness” may be new to you, it is important to note that people have been practicing it for thousands of years. Mindfulness is the practice of living in the present moment and paying attention to our thoughts, physical feelings, and environment without judging what is happening. Cultivating this present moment awareness takesRead More

Safe Injection Sites

Already found in several other countries, safe injection sites are not currently legal in the United States. There are at least 13 proposed safe injection sites throughout the US working through the appropriate channels to receive approval. A safe injection site is a designated location where individuals can go to find sterile needles that theyRead More

Did I Disappoint Them?

No matter what your age, for many of us, pleasing our parents is a seemingly unattainable, but persistent, unwavering goal. While a multitude of research has been done over the years about just what fuels this desire to please our parents, much of the reasoning is still unknown, likely an instinctual behavior buried deep inRead More

Which Recovery Facility is Right for Me?

Once you’ve made the decision to get treatment for your addiction, the next step is critical. You need to determine which recovery facility to work with to get you the help you need. When you have opted for an inpatient program, you need to find a facility that is the right fit for your needs.Read More

Women and Finances: What we Need to Know?

For so long, men were responsible for money and financial decisions in a relationship. Thankfully, those days are long gone. What does that me to women everywhere? It means that women are beginning to take an active role in their family’s financial situation. As women earn more and more money, we are obliterating the age-oldRead More