Covert Abuse

The Impact of Hidden Intimate Partner Violence Table of Contents The Impact of Hidden Intimate Partner Violence What Is Intimate Partner Violence What Is Covert Abuse Types of Covert Abuse Signs and Symptoms of Covert Abuse PTSD and Covert Abuse Forms of Treatment for Covert Abuse Treatment for Covert Abuse and PTSD Support Groups and…

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What Is Pathological Grief Disorder?

The grief process looks a little different for everyone. There is no timetable that you can put on it. Individual reactions to grief manifest in many ways. It took me many years to get over my brother’s tragic death. It crippled every aspect of my life and had me in a cycle of depression that…

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Marijuana and Depression: Using MMJ to Self-Medicate

We think of marijuana as a harmless substance, but it quickly led me to harder drugs that nearly took my life. The great people at Emerald Isle were able to get me through my struggle and open my eyes to the dangers of gateway drugs like marijuana. I’ve always dealt with depression off and on…

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Radical Acceptance

Acceptance as a Method for Recovery Table of Contents Acceptance as a Method for Recovery What Is Radical Acceptance DBT Therapy and Radical Acceptance Skills The Role of Acceptance in Addiction Recovery When Should I Use Radical Acceptance Achieving Long-Term Recovery With Radical Acceptance Seek Help Cultivating a Practice of Acceptance at Emerald Isle If…

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Automatic Thoughts: How to identify and fix them

The Impact of Negative, Habitual Thinking Table of Contents The Impact of Negative, Habitual Thinking A Guide to Automatic Thoughts Identifying Automatic Thoughts Dangers of Automatic Negative Thoughts CBT and Identifying Automatic Thoughts Cultivating Positive Thoughts in Treatment Other Means of Controlling Automatic Thoughts An Opportunity for New Thinking at Emerald Isle The vast majority…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Care

Coping With The Effects of SAD Table of Contents Coping With The Effects of SAD What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Causes of Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms and Signs of SADs When to Seek Professional Help The Importance of Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Care Tips for Self-Care of SADs Make Sure to Schedule Time for Self-Care…

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Mental Health Awareness

The Importance of Mental Health to Your Daily Well-Being Table of Contents The Importance of Mental Health to Your Daily Well-Being The Meaning of Mental Health Awareness Why Care About Mental Health Mental Illness as a Disease The Stigma Associated With Mental Health How to Break the Stigma Raising Awareness of Mental Illness Daily Practices…

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Mental Health Stigma

The Damaging Impact of Stigma Toward Mental Illness Table of Contents The Damaging Impact of Stigma Toward Mental Illness What Is Meant By Stigma The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health and Mental Illness Examples of Mental Health Stigmas Mental Health Discrimination The Effects of Mental Health Stigma Steps to Cope With Stigma The Importance of Peer…

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EMDR Therapy Near Me

EMDR as a Treatment for Serious Trauma Table of Contents EMDR as a Treatment for Serious Trauma What Is EMDR EMDR and Trauma The Real-World Benefits of Trauma Processing With EMDR EMDR as an Aid to Counseling or Other Therapies Inpatient Trauma Treatment and EMDR Dealing With Treatment-Resistant Trauma Where Can You Find Professional EMDR…

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Neurogenic Tremors

Recovering From the Bodily Effects of Serious Trauma Table of Contents Recovering From the Bodily Effects of Serious Trauma How the Body Stores Trauma What Are Neurogenic Tremors Tremors, PTSD and Trauma Triggers Shaking as Trauma Relief TRE and Initiating Neurogenic Tremors Medical Supervision and Neurogenic Tremors Addressing the Root Cause of Neurogenic Tremors Inpatient…

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Art Therapy Near Me

The Benefits of Art Therapy for Recovery Table of Contents The Benefits of Art Therapy for Recovery What Is Art Therapy? Training for Art Therapists Is Art Therapy for Adults, Too? Settings for Art Therapy Near You Applications for Art Therapy Benefits of Art Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Treatment Mental Health Treatment and Art…

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Can You Go to Rehab for Depression?

Seeking Treatment for Depressive Disorders Table of Contents Seeking Treatment for Depressive Disorders What Is Mental Health Rehab? Types of Depressive Disorders Possible Causes of Depressive Disorders Are You Suffering From Depression? Dual Diagnosis and the Vicious Cycle Components of Treatment for Depression Is Rehab for Depression Helpful? Settings for Rehab for Depression Length of…

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Schizophrenia and Handwriting

What Is the Connection Between Schizophrenia and Your Handwriting Table of Contents What Is the Connection Between Schizophrenia and Your Handwriting Definition of Schizophrenia Handwriting and Schizophrenia Examples of Potential Changes in Handwriting Can Doctors Use Handwriting to Diagnose Schizophrenia The Validity of Graphology and Graphotherapy How Do Doctors Actually Diagnose Schizophrenia Potential Pre-Signs of…

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Accountability in Relationships

Accountability as a Foundation for Recovery Table of Contents Accountability as a Foundation for Recovery What Is Accountability The Importance of Accountability in Relationships Accountability in Intimate Relationships Addiction and Loss of Accountability Accountability as a Recovery Cornerstone Mental Health Treatment and Accountability Clear Communications for Lasting Connections Seeking Professional Advice When Needed Turn to…

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Trauma Reenactment

Recovery From Trauma Reenactment Cycles Table of Contents Recovery From Trauma Reenactment Cycles What Is Trauma Reenactment Trauma Reenactment and Relationships The Trauma Reenactment Triangle Breaking the Cycle of Trauma Therapy Methods for Trauma Survivors Treatment for PTSD and Dual Diagnosis Learn More About Recovery From Trauma Reenactment Cycles at Emerald Isle Traumatic experiences can…

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What Is Psychosis?

Psychosis is a catch-all term that refers to when a person loses touch with reality. When a person is in the grips of psychosis, it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between reality and what’s in their heads.  In popular culture, many people associate psychosis with other mental illnesses, but it can also be a…

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How to Deal With Triggers From Trauma

Coping With Lingering Traumatic Reactions Table of Contents Coping With Lingering Traumatic Reactions What is Trauma Anyway Common Reactions to Trauma Less Common Reactions to Trauma Trauma and Mental Health Issues Trauma and Substance Abuse Defining a Trauma Trigger Types of Trauma Triggers Identifying Your Personal Triggers Therapy Approaches for Trauma Treatment Specific Tools and…

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Psychiatry Vs. Psychotherapy Vs. Psychoanalysis

Feeling Lost in Recovery Table of Contents Feeling Lost in Recovery What Treatments are Offered in Recovery? What is Psychiatry in Recovery? Psychotherapy Versus Psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis is a Form of Therapy Final Note on Psychiatry Vs. Psychotherapy Vs. Psychoanalysis When I got to recovery I was overwhelmed. I was facing a 20-year cocaine addiction. I…

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Narcissism And Addiction

When Narcissism Meets Addiction What is narcissism? Historically, it has been defined as an extreme sense of selfishness and self-entitlement, as well as a lack of interest or empathy in others. This disorder can be extremely detrimental to interpersonal relationships and creates an overall unhealthy mind frame. If you constantly hold yourself in high regard…

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When You Should Use Alternative Recovery Methods

When You’ve Tried Everything Else There are times in recovery where you feel totally hopeless and that you’ve tried everything. A lot of alternative recovery methods may seem like they aren’t for you, but when you’ve done everything else, is there really a choice? Recovery is just as scary a process as it is rewarding.…

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Where Can I Find Mental Health Counseling Near Me?

The Importance of a ‘Mental Health Counselor Near Me‘ Table of Contents The Importance of a ‘Mental Health Counselor Near Me‘ Mental Health Counselor Near Me – The Basics What Does a Mental Health Counselor Near Me Do How to Find a Mental Health Counselor In Your Area Seek Counseling Help for Dual Diagnosis Learn…

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How to Get Help for a Co-Diagnosis?

Recovering From Combined Substance Problems and Mental Illness Table of Contents Recovering From Combined Substance Problems and Mental Illness Get Help for a Co-Diagnosis: The Basics Why Do You Need Special Help for Co-Diagnosis Where to Go for Help How to Get Help for a Co-Diagnosis – Treatment Options: Learn More About How You Can…

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Your Emotional Well-Being Is Important

The Role of Emotional Health and Well-Being Table of Contents The Role of Emotional Health and Well-Being What Is Emotional Well-Being / Emotional Health? Known Benefits of Sound Emotional Health How is Emotional Well-Being Measured What Determines Your Level of Emotional Wellness Can You Change Your State of Emotional Well-Being Keep Your Stress Levels Under…

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How Has COVID-19 Impacted the Mental Health of Individuals Around the World?

How COVID-19 is Affecting Mental Health Is there a link between mental health disorders and COVID-19? This an important question to consider, even now more than a year after the pandemic began. That is true because COVID’s personal and social effects have added a tremendous amount of strain to everyday life. In turn, high levels…

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Inpatient Treatment For Depression – How Mental Health Facilities Help Your Depression

The Importance of Inpatient Treatment For Depression Table of Contents The Importance of Inpatient Treatment For Depression Depression Basics How Can You Tell If You Have Depression? What are the Methods of Treating Depression? Who Needs Inpatient Mental Health Facilities for Depression? DUAL DIAGNOSIS: SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL DISORDERS HOW INPATIENT DEPRESSION TREATMENT CAN HELP…

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Resources To Cope with Mental Health Issues

How to Cope With Mental Health Issues? Table of Contents How to Cope With Mental Health Issues? Informational Resources on Mental Health How to Cope With Mental Health Issues: Help During a Crisis How to Cope With Mental Health Issues: Diagnosis How to Cope With Mental Health Issues: Treatment Learn More About Coping Successfully With…

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What is a Co-Diagnosis?

Co-Occurring Disorders and Treatment Table of Contents Co-Occurring Disorders and Treatment Understanding Dual Diagnosis Meeting Effects and Abuse of Substances Treatment for Dual Diagnosis Meaning Payment for Treatment Co-occurring disorders entails those people suffering from a mental illness as well as a substance use disorder. Dual diagnosis is common; when people experience mental illness, they…

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How to Get Help for Someone with a Mental Illness

About How to Get Help for a Family Member with Mental Health Illnesses Table of Contents About How to Get Help for a Family Member with Mental Health Illnesses Understanding How to Get Help for a Family Member with Mental Illness Effects of Mental Illness Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder Treatment for How to…

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Mental Health and Addiction

  What Is the Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction Table of Contents What Is the Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction Understanding Addiction and Mental Health Effects of Addiction and Substance Abuse on Mental Health Mental Illness and Addiction Treatments for Mental Health and Addiction Issues Seek Help for Mental Health and Addiction Problems…

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Childhood Trauma Test

Why Test for Childhood Trauma? Table of Contents Why Test for Childhood Trauma? What is an ACE? ACE childhood trauma test What tests can be done for ACEs? How to reduce the mental illness impact of ACEs The CDC-Kaiser ACE study ACEs and addiction ACEs and mental health How childhood sexual abuse can affect adults…

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Anxiety Stomach Pain

How the Digestive System is Impacted by Anxiety Table of Contents How the Digestive System is Impacted by Anxiety How Anxiety-Related Stomach Pain Impacts Digestive Health How Cortisol and Stress Hormones Affect the Stomach Identifying the Difference Between Anxiety-Related Stomach Issues and a Health Problem Managing the Stress Response with Therapy and Medication Getting to…

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Injustice Trauma: Examples, Effects, And Affirming Care

Understanding and Finding Care in The Context Of Injustice Trauma Table of Contents Understanding and Finding Care in The Context Of Injustice Trauma What Is Injustice Trauma? What are Some Examples Of Injustice Trauma? What are the Effects Of Injustice Trauma? Taking Your Power Back Finding Mental Health Support After Injustice Move Beyond Resilience with…

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How To Deal with Abandonment Issues

Understanding Abandonment Issues and Getting Help Table of Contents Understanding Abandonment Issues and Getting Help Healthy Relationships Vs Unhealthy Relationships Signs Of Abandonment Issues In Adults How do you cope with abandonment issues? How To Determine Your Attachment Style Long-Term Effects Overcoming The Fear of Being Abandoned What Happens In Therapy When You Talk About…

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Emotional Scars

Understanding and Recovering from Emotional Trauma Table of Contents Understanding and Recovering from Emotional Trauma What is Emotional Trauma? Where Do Emotional Scars Come From? How to Promote Emotional Healing Take Your Time with Healing Do you have a history of difficult events that have left you reeling emotionally? While they may not be visible…

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Mood Disorder vs Personality Disorder

Comparing Mood and Personality Disorders Table of Contents Comparing Mood and Personality Disorders Reviewing the Differences in Mental Health Disorders Personality disorders Mood disorders vs personality disorders Personality disorders Mood disorders and Mood Symptoms Effective mental illness treatment and healing Do you have a mental health problem and are unsure about the difference between mood…

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What is Trauma Recovery?

Effective Programs of Recovery from a Traumatic Experience Table of Contents Effective Programs of Recovery from a Traumatic Experience A Guide to the Recovery Process from Traumatic Events What is trauma? How can a trauma event or traumatic events affect you? How can you recover from a traumatic event or events? 5 Tips to help…

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What Does Traumatized Mean?

Uncovering the Meaning of Psychological Trauma Table of Contents Uncovering the Meaning of Psychological Trauma Definition of Psychological Trauma What are the Symptoms of Traumatized People? Treatment for Psychological Trauma Coping with Trauma at Emerald Isle Health & Recovery Many people throw around words that have clinical meaning without regard to the actual definition of…

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Unresolved Trauma

The Physical and Psychological Effects of Trauma Table of Contents The Physical and Psychological Effects of Trauma What is Unresolved Trauma? Physical Symptoms of Unresolved Trauma 8 Psychological Factors of Unresolved Trauma Get Help for Unresolved Trauma and Find Joy Whether you were a victim of early childhood trauma or experienced something traumatic later in…

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Intensive Trauma Therapy

After someone has experienced significant trauma, usually the only way of coming out of it is by doing trauma work. A successful form of treatment is known as intensive trauma therapy. If you are suffering from trauma, Emerald Isle offers a full array of therapy methods that can help with healing. Intensive trauma therapy programs…

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Character Defects: A 12-Step Terminology Guide

Many people who are still in addiction or newly sober have problems with character defects. They manipulate, they obsess, and they get angry inappropriately. These defects can cause serious problems for this person and the people around them. You might be familiar with some of the symptoms from your own experiences. You may even know…

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Rehab for Weed: Considering Help for Cannabis

Marijuana addiction is a very real phenomenon and one that is becoming increasingly common as the drug becomes more socially acceptable. While marijuana might not be as physically addictive as some other substances, it can be just as difficult to break free from its grip as other forms of hard drug addiction. A rehab for…

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Why an Alcoholic Cannot Love

It is well known that alcoholics cannot maintain healthy relationships. But what is the reason why an alcoholic cannot love? This is because alcoholism is a progressive disease that slowly erodes the drinker’s ability to function in all areas of life, including personal relationships. As the disease progresses, the alcoholic becomes increasingly selfish and addicted…

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Safe and Sound Protocol

Helpful Approaches to Dealing with Trauma Table of Contents Helpful Approaches to Dealing with Trauma What is the Safe and Sound Protocol? What does the sound protocol (SSP) involve? SSP and social engagement systems Polyvagal theory and the autonomic nervous system Changing Stress Responses Triggered by Trauma What is the vagus nerve? What is the…

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14 Signs of Repressed Childhood Trauma in Adults

What is trauma? Table of Contents What is trauma? Signs of repressed childhood trauma in adults Anxiety disorders Depression Dissociative Episodes Low self-esteem Anger Hypervigilance What can cause childhood trauma? Forms of Abuse Neglect as a Child Treatments for Unresolved childhood trauma Childhood trauma: You’re not alone Treat repressed childhood trauma at Emerald Isle When…

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Trauma Response Quiz

Assessing Your Struggle in the Aftermath of Traumatic Events Table of Contents Assessing Your Struggle in the Aftermath of Traumatic Events What is a Trauma Response? Trauma Response Quiz Scoring your Short Quiz Types of Therapy for Those Struggling with PTSD and Trauma Get the Help You Need for Your Trauma Response No matter whether…

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7 Stages of Trauma Bonding

What is trauma bonding? Table of Contents What is trauma bonding? How do trauma bonds begin? How to get out of an emotionally abusive relationship What kind of people are vulnerable to trauma bonds? What type of trauma leads to a trauma bond? How to recover from an abusive relationship Trauma bonding and Stockholm syndrome…

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How to Treat Childhood Trauma in Adults

Sometimes the past doesn’t remain in the past. It may come as a shock to someone who suffered childhood trauma to find that the traumatic issues they faced as a kid persists in adulthood. It’s natural to be concerned that your past traumatic experiences will have a negative impact on your present well-being, relationships, and…

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Tiktok Mental Health

Way back, before TikTok was even a thought in the creator’s mind – a decade before Instagram, and nearly a half-decade before Facebook – yes, way back to the Myspace era, an article was written regarding virtual support groups and social media platforms for mental and physical health conditions that encouraged the exaggeration, or full-blown…

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What are Dissociative Disorders?

During mentally and physically traumatic events, the brain often uses some form of defense mechanism to avoid long-term damage from the trauma. For example, let’s say you were being beaten severely or tortured. The mind can’t fathom this situation, so it’s unable to process what’s going on at the moment. When this happens, the individual…

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Boofing Alcohol – The Risks of Alcohol Enemas

Boofing is the act of anal-inserting alcohol through the rectum. It is also known as the butt chug, booty bumping, and booty beer. It is often associated with fraternities and college-aged men. Technically, this is little more than people giving themselves or others alcohol enemas. Keep reading to discover why people would choose such a…

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Euphoric Recall

Euphoric recall, what is it exactly? Table of Contents Euphoric recall, what is it exactly? Euphoric recall and its rose-colored glasses Does euphoric recall have an impact on addiction? Euphoric recall and its influence on addiction recovery The experience of the addict with euphoric recall Find Real Hope for Lasting Recovery at Emerald Isle Euphoric…

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Self Medicating to Deal With Stress

Stress is an unavoidable part of daily life, and while it can be a positive motivator in some cases, it also takes a toll on our bodies in many ways. A constant state of stress can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, weakens the immune system, causes stomach problems and headaches, leads to…

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Can Antidepressants Help Addiction?

Antidepressants have long been used to treat mental disorders. Over the years, their adoption has led to in-depth research about how these drugs can aid someone seeking to overcome these illnesses. Depression is one of the most prevalent mental illnesses afflicting persons across the world in the modern day. According to the WHO, an estimated…

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Moral Reconation Therapy

Morality is a fluid thing, but it has an extreme impact on how we see the world and interact with it. Moral Reconation Therapy is a method of treatment that can help a person come to terms with their current situation. In our guide, we explore what exactly this form of therapy does and how…

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Urge Surfing

Coping With Your Urges to Drink or Take Drugs Table of Contents Coping With Your Urges to Drink or Take Drugs What Is An Urge Behavioral Therapy and Addiction Treatment Overview What Is Urge Surfing Steps Used to Urge Surf Effectively The Evidence for Mindfulness Practices Using Urge Surfing to Improve Daily Living Using Urge…

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Drug Dream Meaning

Coping With Drug Dreams During Addiction Recovery Table of Contents Coping With Drug Dreams During Addiction Recovery What Is a Drug Dream The Basis of Drug Dreams in Recovering Individuals What Do Relapse Dreams Mean Are Drinking and Drug Dreams Common for Sober People Night Terrors and Dreaming of Drug Use Steps to Get Rid…

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What Are Sober Supports?

Recovery takes time, and there’s always a chance that relapse may occur. However, part of the journey to recovery is having the right kind of support network to help. The overall responsibility will always be with the recovering person, but the task does require help from external sources. Friends and family provide some of that…

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What Is the Mind and Body Connection?

Have you ever thought that your brain plays a much larger part in your wellness than just your mental health? Medical professionals would agree. The mind-body connection is the feedback loop between your thoughts and your feelings. “Feeling” here doesn’t mean the emotions you feel, but rather your physical condition. When you feel a certain…

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