surf therapy

What Is Surf Therapy?

People in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse have plenty of options for rehabilitation, from traditional residential programs to newer all-natural approaches. Holistic therapy programs have never been more popular, and in coastal cities, surf therapy is no exception. Research has suggested that surf therapy can be extremely helpful for individuals with substance abuse issues,…

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Risks of Drinking on Thanksgiving

For people worldwide, holidays are an important time to celebrate and spend quality time with the people they love. On Thanksgiving, in particular, large families may gather for the first time all year, and it can be a bright and cheery event with lots of great food. Unfortunately, it’s also common that holidays like Thanksgiving…

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How Bipolar Disorder Impacts Addiction

Recovery from addiction and substance abuse disorder is a difficult mountain to climb for anyone, but for people who are simultaneously battling an additional mental health disorder, it can seem impossible. It’s easy to fall into that mindset, but the truth of the matter is that most people struggling with addiction also have mental health…

long term effects of opioids

Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Opioids

Opioids are prescribed for pain management all over the country every single day. These drugs can be helpful for many to alleviate pain caused by a variety of injuries, surgeries, chronic conditions, and other maladies, but their strong addictive qualities mean that they can do a lot of harm as well. Opioid addiction is quickly…

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Helping a Codependent Parent

Navigating a healthy relationship with your parent as an adult can be difficult, regardless of the situation you’re in. When that parent develops codependency toward you, it can feel impossible. When you try to picture a codependent relationship, many people visualize an unhealthy romantic relationship. While codependency does occur in marriages and between romantic partners,…

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Holding Yourself Accountable After Rehab

The transition from a stay in a rehab facility back to your day-to-day life can be difficult. This is, in part, because you’re held accountable by rehabilitation staff while working with a facility, and you need your mental tools to keep yourself accountable once you lose that outside influence. For many, learning how to self-regulate…

sober halloween

Tips to Enjoy a Sober Halloween

How do you think tenants of sober living homes celebrate the holiday season? With sober activities, of course. And the holiday season begins with a sober Halloween celebration. Halloween often marks the start of the holidays because it’s the first of several that happen over the next few months. And even though parties and family…

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Observing Suicide Prevention Day

Mental health conditions can affect anyone of any background, race, age, or gender, and suicidal ideation is not an exception to that. Thoughts of suicide shouldn’t be handled lightly, and often, they can indicate a more pressing issue, such as a treatable mental health disorder. Often, intervention through a depression treatment program can mean the…