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Facing the Truth of Self-Harm

Dangerous Coping Mechanisms: Facing the Truth of Self-Harm

Self-harm, also called self-injury, is the practice of intentionally hurting yourself. Individuals can injure themselves in various ways, including cutting, burning, hitting, piercing and pulling out hair. It’s not uncommon, especially for teens and young adults. A large study by the University of Portland of more than 64,000 U.S. high school students found that almost …

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3 Reasons Why Low Cost Treatment isn’t Lacking Promises Five Palms

3 Reasons Why Low-Cost Treatment isn’t Lacking

It’s easy to start believing that luxury addiction treatment is better than lower-cost treatment because marketers and advertisers of all types are continually trying to convince us that expensive and high quality is the same thing, but this simply isn’t the case. Low-cost addiction treatment doesn’t mean low-quality care; it often means the opposite because …

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Facing Guilt While in Mental Health Rehab

Facing Guilt While in Mental Health Rehab

Facing guilt while in mental health rehab is imperative Mental health disorders and guilt often exist together and can form an unfortunate vicious cycle. You may feel guilty over failing to do something or take care of someone. Maybe you can’t forget a past conflict that wasn’t managed well. You may even feel guilty or …

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Quarantined With An Alcoholic Spouse And Its Effects

It wouldn’t be difficult to assert that 2020 has been a high-stress time for many of us. There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented the most challenging social issue of our lifetime. We are experiencing the same stress that all people are under. You can’t understand the effects until it’s over. We …

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Making Sure You Are Staying Sober During Coronavirus

Staying sober during coronavirus is your ultimate goal. This is how you stay strong for yourself and your family. The return to society, once quarantine is lifted, will be dramatic depending upon where you reside in this country. Over 39 states have experienced some level of shut-down. Don’t let your stress levels reach traumatic proportions. …

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Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities: What They Are and Why They Help

As part of your treatment for substance use disorder, you’ll engage in substance abuse group therapy activities. Some of these activities teach skill-building, others may focus on learning to be a team player. Regardless, group therapy activities such as these boost your recovery in positive ways. What Are Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities? Substance abuse …

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Substance Abuse Preventions: Spotting the Signs of Mental Illness

Substance Abuse Preventions Substance abuse preventions typically begin in the home. That’s to say, children who see parents or other caretakers commonly using drugs are more likely to begin using drugs themselves. This is referred to as a risk factor for addiction. Unfortunately, thousands of parents in this country self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. As a result, …

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woman sitting considering the signs of codependency

Signs of Codependency

In any healthy relationship, there is a continuous give-and-take. At any given time, one partner or the other may need an extra bit of help. This type of dependency is fine. When you hear the term “codependency,” this is not the type of relationship we are talking about. In a codependent relationship, everything is lopsided. …

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Benefits of Group Therapy

People have different needs when they seek help. For some people, one-on-one therapy is all they can respond to, especially in the beginning. Over time, they may feel more confident opening up and be ready for a group therapy program. Some people feel the group setting is more beneficial right from the start as it …

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