6 Common Misconceptions About Therapy

Psychotherapy is often an integral part of addiction treatment. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than half of people with substance use disorders also have co-occurring mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, borderline personality disorders, and others (Connection Between Drug Abuse and Mental Illness). These […]

How to Get Everything You Can out of Therapy

Psychotherapy is an integral part of addiction treatment and recovery. Most people seeking help for addiction will also have a co-occurring mental health issues and these co-occurring issues have to be addressed for recovery to last. Often, treatment for mental health issues will persist long after initial treatment for substance use. Looking after your mental […]

Why Sleep is Your Secret Weapon for Recovery

Recovering from a substance use disorder isn’t simply a matter of abstaining from drugs and alcohol. While that’s certainly a crucial element of recovery, a strong, sustainable recovery entails a change in lifestyle. That includes therapy, finding social support, and making healthy lifestyle changes such as eating better, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of quality […]

How to Keep Anxiety From Derailing Your Recovery From Addiction

Anxiety is a major risk factor for addiction. A large study of more than 43,000 adults found that among people with an anxiety disorder, about 15 percent also had a substance use disorder; that’s about twice the rate of addiction in the general population. And that study didn’t include post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, which […]

Five Essential Types of Boundaries

Boundaries. The word alone might spur tension or hesitation, but boundaries are necessary and beneficial to addiction recovery. Though the type and number differs by individual, here are five common areas to boost: Material This may be one of the easiest to put into practice. Despite the “sharing is caring” mantra, there should still be […]