Mental Health
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Addiction recovery is a journey that requires a lot of dedication and hard work. An important aspect of maintaining life-long addiction recovery is knowing how to set healthy boundaries. Boundaries are limits that we set for ourselves and others to protect our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. In recovery, setting healthy boundaries can help you...
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Addiction recovery is a difficult journey for anyone, but women face a unique set of challenges that can make the process even more difficult. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the specific obstacles women may encounter during their recovery journey and offer tips for overcoming them. Stigma and Shame One of the biggest...
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Addiction is a complex disease that affects millions of women worldwide. Unfortunately, addiction often comes with co-occurring disorders, which can make recovery even more challenging. Co-occurring disorders are mental health conditions that occur alongside addiction and can complicate treatment and recovery. Research shows that women are more likely to experience co-occurring disorders than men ....
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Addiction is a complex disease that affects individuals in different ways. Women who struggle with addiction often face unique challenges and barriers to recovery, including trauma, mental health issues, and societal expectations, which can make their recovery process even more difficult. However, with the proper support and treatment, women can recover from addiction and heal...
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It’s normal to feel guilty after doing something wrong, but what about feeling guilty for simply being who you are? Toxic shame is a type of guilt that goes beyond typical feelings of regret or remorse. Instead, it’s a deeply-rooted belief that you are inherently bad or defective as a person. This type of guilt...
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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by stress and anxiety? It can be challenging to manage these feelings on your own, especially if you are struggling with a substance use disorder. In this blog post, we will discuss coping skills that can help you deal with anxiety and stress in a healthy way. These skills can...
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Nutrition and addiction recovery are strongly correlated, and addressing any gaps in nutrition is vital to the recovery process. Alcohol and drug addiction can be extremely harmful to an individual’s health. For example, those suffering from substance use disorders are more likely to consume alcohol or drugs regularly and less likely to maintain other health...
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There are several reasons people may resist going to treatment, including the fear that life will be dull and boring without drugs and alcohol. Fun is a cornerstone of happiness and having fun in recovery is essential to long-term success. Though it might not come naturally to you at first, eventually, you’ll begin finding pleasure and...
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Four Simple Steps for a Healthier You in Recovery
Healthy lifestyle changes are integral to a successful recovery from a substance use disorder. Consistent effort is needed to achieve significant changes such as taking regular exercise, creating a strong sober network, and eating a healthy diet. However, these lifestyle changes primarily consist of several modest changes, some of which are easy to implement right...
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On Valentine’s Day, we think of love. Visions of glittering cards and red roses frequently come to mind. These thoughts can be an unpleasant experience for those without significant others. Today, let’s talk about loving yourself — the most important person you should be loving.  People with Addiction and Mental Health Issues Know About Insecurity...
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