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addiction
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31
Jul

Healing Addiction Through Yoga

When you go through substance abuse rehabilitation, your body and mind receive a bit of a reset. Detoxification may help your system purge harmful chemicals, and an introduction to proper nutrition starts the rebuilding process at the cellular level. Cognitive behavioral therapy and other forms of psychological awareness provide a road map for new understanding...
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18
Jul

Inspirational Documentaries for Recovery

Sometimes the stories of others add to our motivation. When choosing to live a healthier life, aspects of inspiration help center your focus and intention. From motivational memes on social media to podcasts filled with aspiring goals to thousands of self-help books, it’s easy to get a boost just when you need one the most....
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09
Jul

The Relationship Between Trauma and Women Seeking Addiction Treatment

Trauma is a strong catalyst in women’s addiction issues. Traumatic events such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, divorce, and grief are common factors in substance use disorders (SUD) for women. While this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone trying to understand a person’s progression into drug or alcohol use, it shockingly is. The National Institute...
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26
Jun

Talking to Your Yoga Teacher About Trauma

Highlight: Recreation Therapist Emily Mattimoe discusses how leisure and recreational activities can be used as coping mechanisms Yoga is often a hands-on experience between a teacher and a practitioner. This interaction is a primary advantage to working with an instructor privately or in a class, rather than following a DVD or online session. For someone...
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illustration of woman with fragmented mind or thoughts - inpatient
22
Jun

Inpatient Therapy for Mental Health

Addiction isn’t the only reason to seek treatment at a professional facility. For people struggling with mental health issues, inpatient treatment centers often provide focused, dedicated care. Individuals who immerse themselves in such environments: Understand more about their conditions Receive concentrated therapeutic attention Learn better management techniques Establish habits of wellness for a healthier life...
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11
Jun

Dating While in Recovery

Learning to build healthy relationships after addiction takes time, patience, and good communication. These aspects are even more important when you’re dating. A Personal Choice For some individuals, being single provides a sense of freedom. They love meeting new people and trying different experiences. For others, dating is a little exhausting. They’re not always eager...
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30
May

What Is LifeRing Secular Recovery?

“Recovery support groups are helpful, but what if I’m not religious?” This is a common question for many people considering post-treatment options for community and continued wellness. While it’s true many people find reinforcement of sobriety and healthful living through 12-Step programs such as Alcoholic Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and similar groups, others prefer something different....
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16
May

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Statistics don’t help when you’re in pain. However, discovering how many other people face and overcome challenges with mental health disorders removes the stigma. Learning you’re not the only one might bolster your courage to seek proper treatment and move to a healthier point in life. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Established nearly 80...
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07
May

Returning to Work After Treatment

You’ve taken much needed time to get help for substance abuse, a mental health issue, or a process addiction. Now you’re trying to create a routine that helps you move forward. Aspects of this might include where you live, whom you associate with, and how you make a living. After treatment, some people want a...
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28
Apr

What Does an Interventionist Do?

When you’ve tried to talk to a friend or loved one about substance abuse or another addiction problem, there was probably considerable emotion and miscommunication. Now might be the time to enlist the help of a professional interventionist. This person can provide mediation between you and someone you care for who may be in trouble...
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