Dealing with Addiction in the Workplace - Tips and Advice

Dealing with Addiction in the Workplace - Tips and Advice

With the number of people suffering from addiction in today’s round-the-clock work culture, it has become necessary for companies wanting to maintain a healthy office atmosphere to enact policies to prevent and mitigate drug addiction among employees.

What Medications Will Never Do For Us

What Medications Will Never Do For Us

By Brianna Riddlebarger

Medications can be a wonderfully helpful tool for mental health, sleep, and cognition. So can supplements and many other holistic medical interventions. But, medications have limits.

How Can I Switch My Attitude to Gratitude?

How Can I Switch My Attitude to Gratitude?

The answer as we face life’s challenges and/or pain, in short: gratitude is not about giddy optimism or proud moments of surviving circumstances. As we accept life’s events, we do not have to approve of them.

Should Parents Give Alcohol to Their Underage Teens?

Should Parents Give Alcohol to Their Underage Teens?

This topic has been brought to the forefront in recent months by a study that suggests that parents that serve their adolescent kids alcohol are asking for trouble. The study looked at parents who gave their underage children the occasional sip and ones that gave them full glasses of beer or wine.

7 Signs That Anxiety is Ruling Your Life

7 Signs That Anxiety is Ruling Your Life

Anxiety is a prevalent mental health disorder characterized by a constant state of worry or a strong desire to avoid danger. Everyone experiences worry about various things every now and then. Anxiety on a regular basis, on the other hand, could be more of a problem than you realize.

Why Do I Need a Sponsor?

The individuals you spent the most time with when abusing alcohol and other substances are not necessarily the people you will interact with throughout your recovery. You will be pleasantly surprised by the number of people who seem to be just like you when you arrive at our clinic.

Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem

Individuals that are self-assured and confident make those around them feel safe and at ease. Children feel most secure around these individuals. Let’s face it, if the building catches on fire and you have to escape, who do you want to be with?

The ABC’s of Recovery

The ABC’s of Recovery

Everyone in our field is constantly searching for the next great thing: the easy cure, the quick fix, new treatments, holistic methods, vitamins, and therapies—all of which are fine. But, it's also necessary to keep moving forward with a simple routine as we learn more.

How Drugs and Human Trafficking Can Go Hand in Hand

How Drugs and Human Trafficking Can Go Hand in Hand

Human trafficking is the modern-day counterpart of slavery in its most basic form. People, particularly women, youth, and immigrants, are compelled to work for little or no compensation and are denied basic liberties.

Why Group Therapy Works

Why Group Therapy Works

By Jen Kohlenberger

Oftentimes when people start a Partial Hospitalization Program or Intensive Outpatient Program, they are surprised by the amount of time that is devoted to group therapy and may even be skeptical of this approach. New patients tend to believe one-on-one therapy will be more effective and may even think group seems like a waste of time.

Why it is Important to Change the Face of Addiction

Why it is Important to Change the Face of Addiction

Addiction is a disease of the brain that can coax anyone who is under the influence of drugs and alcohol to do things that they would not normally do. People with addictions are sometimes criticized and blamed for their addictions, rather than being regarded as ill and in need of medical attention.

Gentle Parenting: Why Try It?

Gentle Parenting: Why Try It?

When we become parents, we don't always make a conscious decision about our parenting style. A parenting style is frequently passed down from our own childhood experiences.