a teen struggles with addiction and mental health

The Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction

When a person has become addicted to drugs or alcohol, their entire mind, body, and spirit are affected by the substance. In particular, the brain can be tied to addiction before or after the substance abuse has begun. In either case, there is help for anyone willing to take the first step and admit they…

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3 Benefits Of Family Therapy

Individuals who become addicted to drugs or alcohol bear a heavy burden. Not only are they putting themselves and their futures at risk, but they also cause pressure on their family. Substance abuse has cascading effects on a family. That’s why family therapy is often an important part of a holistic program of treatment. Family…

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Symptoms of Depression

Clinical depression has become increasingly common among adolescents. In fact, there has been a 37% increase in clinical depression among Americans ages 12 to 17 between 2005 and 2014. In the past year, more than 3 million adolescents experienced at least one episode of depression. Overall, the prevalence of depression among adolescents has continued to increase dramatically since the…

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Experiential Therapy Techniques

Offering experiential therapy techniques is the hallmark of a top addiction treatment center. In addition to evidence-based care approaches, they encourage self-expression. What’s the point of these therapies? Most importantly, how could they help your teen in recovery? Substance Abuse Robs You of Your Identity The teen experiential therapy in California cannot help but acknowledge…

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Spring Clean Your Life

Spring is a time of rebirth and growth. We are inspired to de-clutter and create space for clarity and creativity. We often make time to de-clutter and re-organize our physical environment however we forget about clearing up our internal environment. Spring’s energy can be a great time to assess our lives. It provides an opportunity…

Women enjoying exercise and addiction recovery

Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction take over a person’s entire life. Gradually, they withdraw from everything and everyone not connected with using. Their health suffers on every level. During rehab, as they recover, they may rediscover activities they used to love, including exercise. How do exercise and addiction recovery fit together? The Importance of Overall Health…