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Mental Health Clichés You Need To Avoid

There are so many phrases that are stigmatizing, yet they are overused by many. Although worn-out, some clichés can be helpful. Most clichés about mental health are not helpful, however. Mental health clichés can be harmful to those in recovery because they are often used by someone who is unaware of what you are reallyRead More

How To Sell Mental Health Awareness To A Skeptic

There are skeptics in every aspect of life. For some reason, however, the mental health world seems to have a boatload of skeptics that love to try and prove that mental health is a farce. “What do we need mental health education for when mental illnesses aren’t real?” they ask. This not only contributes toRead More

How To Sell Mental Health Awareness To A Skeptic

There are skeptics in every aspect of life. For some reason, however, the mental health world seems to have a boatload of skeptics that love to try and prove that mental health is a farce. “What do we need mental health education for when mental illnesses aren’t real?” they ask. This not only contributes toRead More

What is Codependency?

One word you will hear repeatedly in recovery is codependency. Many people, especially addicts, find themselves in a repeated pattern of unhealthy relationships despite a desire to want to change. Without proper treatment, this behavior may go on for years. Codependency means having an emotional or psychological reliance on someone else. While the “someone else”Read More

Addiction and the LGBT Community

While members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transexual) community have always been a part of our society, their prominence and publicity have increased significantly over the last decade. Once a potentially tricky social issue, sexual orientation is nothing to be ashamed of and something an individual can be open and proud of withRead More

Can Women Prevent Addiction?

We all know addiction is a harsh reality and for many of us, prevention is no longer a possibility. For those that haven’t yet discovered how treacherous addiction can be, is there a way to prevent addiction from grasping onto yet another life? Is there some precaution that can be taken or some knowledge thatRead More

The Connection Between Legal Problems and Recovery

People dealing with addiction often have some things in common with one another. Whether it be the trauma in your past, the depression you endure, or the negative influences in your childhood, those of us that have struggled with drugs or alcohol often have similarities in how they ended up depending on these substances. ThatRead More

Women and Ongoing Recovery Issues

Recovery is not a box we can check once it is completed. It is an ongoing journey, a healing process, and a period of growth within a person. As we move through our recovery journey, we will find we are most often not without our share of issues. This is not unusual! Don’t worry; you’reRead More

Barriers to Treatment for Women

The decision to get help when struggling with addiction is a huge commitment and can be intimidating. This is a difficult decision for most of us. However, as women, we often experience a unique set of challenges that serve as potential barriers to treatment. These challenges don’t commonly present themselves to men, making seeking andRead More