23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs and alcohol. 1 in 5 Americans suffer from serious mental health problems. Make a difference by volunteering for one of these seven mental health and addiction charities that rock.
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The temptation to relapse is almost unbearable. Something bad happens and all you want is to get back the high and forget everything. It is in these moments especially that you need to be mindful in recovery, and use these tools to prevent a relapse.
No matter what happens, no matter how many times they relapse, always believe in an addict’s recovery. If you openly doubt their ability to break the addiction, why would they believe in themselves? They can’t conquer addiction alone. They need your support.
Domestic violence happens behind closed doors. The victims of domestic violence often hide their bruises and blame themselves, or don’t feel like they can safely ask for help. If we want this tragic problem to stop, we need to spread awareness. Here are 21 things you need to know about domestic violence.
When people think about rehab, they often think about everything they’ll have to give up. They have to give up the escape that alcohol and drugs offer. What they don’t think about is everything they’ll gain in recovery. They trade a temporary escape for the amazing first freedoms of recovery.
Parents often miss the sometimes subtle warning signs of teen mental illness. Don’t dismiss a teenager’s issues as simply a phase they are going through. Symptoms of mental illness are often emotional, but some of them are physical.
Adventure Therapy Treatment for kids makes therapy fun and interactive. Kids often find traditional therapy boring and restrictive. Getting kids outside a clinical setting can help them open up and have breakthroughs that wouldn’t be possible indoors.
Agoraphobia is a debilitating social disorder that makes it difficult for people to interact outside their home with groups of people. Some people avoid leaving their home altogether. Although agoraphobia often prevents people from seeking treatment, the proper treatment of agoraphobia is possible.
Interventions for addicts can be extremely useful and rewarding, or very damaging and counterproductive. Understanding the process of intervention counseling will help you have a successful intervention and get your loved one the help they desperately need.