Benefits Of Long Term Addiction Treatment

  The 30 day model of addiction treatment is rapidly becoming a treatment of the past. For full autonomy and success of recovery, long term addiction treatment which gradually increases independence is critical.   More time in treatment is more time sober: Research has proven that a longer length of stay in treatment results in

4 Facts About Mental Illness That Will Make You Feel Better About Having One

  You are not alone with your mental illness. Millions of people around the world live with a diagnosis. Millions more people live struggling with the symptoms of mental illness undiagnosed and untreated.   Everybody’s Got Something: There’s nothing worse than living with depression and having someone tell you to cheer up, or living with

3 Essential Tips For Managing ADHD At Work And School

  Attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be make living autonomously difficult. Life demands attention in many different areas at once. Staying organized, staying focused, and staying on task is more difficult for people with ADD/ADHD than the average person. Thankfully, there is a world of support and tips for managing ADHD

Does DBT Work For All Areas Of Mental Health?

  When cognitive behavioral therapy was introduced in the 1980’s it was met with great success. Initially focused on supporting people with anxiety and depression, all forms of mental health was finding support from cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Today, cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidence-based practice, considered a leading method for treating mental health. Despite

Do Intrusive Thoughts Happen To Everyone With Mental Illness?

  Recovery teaches us many lessons about learning to detach from our thoughts mindfully, practicing simply noticing them, becoming aware of them, and objectively observing them. We learn that our thoughts are not always our friends and have to be taken with caution. Mindfulness practices and therapeutic methods like cognitive behavioral therapy as well as

Taking A Bath Is Really Good Self-Care For Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction leave a lot of toxins all over the body. It isn’t only people who have heavily abused drugs and alcohol who need a detox. Every day we are exposed to free radicals and toxins in our environments. As a result, we need to regularly take care of ourselves mind, body, and

DBT Skills: Radical Acceptance

  Dialectical behavioral therapy, DBT, is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy which helps people with a wide range of mental health disorders learn to effectively communicate their emotions. Living with a mental illness often includes living with high amounts of emotion which can make normal communication a challenge. Feelings are not facts, but they

Coping With Body Image And Weight Gain In Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating disorders do not always cause weight gain, or weight loss. Though “eating disorders” is a general category, the various disorders are vastly different with different effects. For example, drastic weight loss is more common in anorexia nervosa than it is in bulimia nervosa, though, weight loss may not occur in anorexia, and it may