Category Archives: Mental Health

  • Using Mindfulness in Addiction Treatment Therapy
    Friday, April 6th, 2018

    Using Mindfulness in Addiction Treatment Therapy

    It is a natural human inclination to seek pleasure and to evade uneasiness and distress, but research indicates we are not always aware of this innate inclination. For example, we might pick up our tablets or cell phones to...
  • Addiction Treatment Therapy Types that Work Best for Preventing Relapse
    Friday, April 6th, 2018

    Addiction Treatment Therapy Types that Work Best for Preventing Relapse

    Overcoming addiction is an extremely difficult and arduous process. Preventing relapse, therefore, is a vital part of recovery. There are countless reasons why relapse prevention is important. Most people overcoming addiction will experience thoughts and urges to go back....
  • Why Selfishness Is Not the Same as Self-Love
    Thursday, December 28th, 2017

    Why Selfishness Is Not the Same as Self-Love

    Selfishness and self-love are two similar-sounding traits that actually have very different meanings. In active addiction, our thoughts and actions are marked by extreme selfishness. In recovery, however, we begin to shed our selfish behaviors and instead learn to...
  • 5 Signs You’re in a Toxic Relationship
    Friday, December 15th, 2017

    5 Signs You’re in a Toxic Relationship

    It’s human nature to want a fulfilling romantic relationship. Though it’s universally recommended that we don’t begin any new relationships during the first year of our recovery, many of us may already be in a committed relationship when we...
  • The Link Between Nutrition and Depression
    Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

    The Link Between Nutrition and Depression

    It’s not hard to grasp the connection between the foods we eat and our physical well-being. It stands to reason that a healthy body thrives on healthy food. However, we may not understand that what we eat also affects...
  • Defining Spiritual Wellness
    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

    Defining Spiritual Wellness

    Spirituality is the search for meaning and purpose in our lives. It is the pathway through which we nurture our spirit: Our soul, psyche, or inner self. The spirit is our non-physical being, our life force or energy, and...
  • How Drug Abuse Causes Memory Loss
    Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

    How Drug Abuse Causes Memory Loss

    The negative effects of drugs and alcohol on memory are well documented. As one of the brain’s cognitive functions, memory plays a key role in acquiring knowledge and understanding. When memory is compromised, so are other cognitive functions, including...
  • What Is the Difference Between Major Depression and Dysthymia?
    Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

    What Is the Difference Between Major Depression and Dysthymia?

    Everyone feels sad sometimes and may refer to that sadness depression – but sadness and depression are not the same things. Situational sadness is fleeting, it doesn’t interfere with the ability to function normally, and it goes away. When...
  • 10 Reasons to Stay in Therapy After Treatment
    Friday, September 29th, 2017

    10 Reasons to Stay in Therapy After Treatment

    Taking an honest look at yourself through a therapy mirror can make a difference in your recovery. Therapy can be voluntary or it can be involuntary depending on your circumstances. However therapy begins for you, staying in therapy after...