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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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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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