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How Nature Can Enhance Addiction Treatment: Exploring the Great Outdoors in Recovery

The mental health benefits of spending time in nature are abundant. Green spaces and outdoor places have been shown to improve one’s entire perspective, including boosting cognitive abilities, diminishing stress, promoting a more positive mood, increasing a sense of empathy, and reducing the risk of struggling with mental health conditions.  Nature can be incorporated into …

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Men and Addiction: Differences, Contributing Factors, Effects, and Recovery

Due to biological, societal, and environmental factors, men struggle with addiction at increased rates, with almost 12% of men versus 6.4% of women experiencing a substance abuse disorder (SUD). Below, explore some of the differences between men and women in their use of specific substances. Alcohol: Men abuse alcohol at higher rates, with 20% of …

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Sleep and Addiction Recovery: Why Quality Sleep is Integral to Holistic Healing

As crucial to well-being as diet and exercise, sleep is also integral to addiction recovery. Sleep allows the body to heal from substance abuse, while also providing the clarity and energy necessary for resiliency.   THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SLEEP AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE Those who struggle to sleep may be at an increased risk for substance abuse. …

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Beginning Meditation

Meditation has been around a long time; it is thought that its beginnings go back as far as 3000 BCE. There are many good reasons for why this practice has endured and why it is still so popular today. Read on to see how meditation may be able to help you. It is scientifically proven to help …

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Maintaining Mental Health in Recovery: Self-Care Practices to Nourish Your Mental Well-Being

Depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns have been linked to substance abuse. When individuals’ mental health deteriorates, they may be more at risk for substance use as a way to self-medicate their symptoms. For individuals in recovery, caring for mental health is vital to sobriety. Self-care, the act of embracing enjoyable experiences to promote …

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Life After Rehab

The prospect of getting out of rehab can be an exciting thought – but it can also make you feel overwhelmed and afraid. How will you adjust to “life on the outside” without constant, professional support? What happens when you have to face a traumatic event or even day-to-day challenges? Here are some things to keep …

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Overcoming Substance Use Disorders and Common Co-Occurring Mental Health Conditions

Often, individuals experience substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental illness simultaneously. Almost half of the individuals with either mental illness or substance abuse also have the other. Some of the most prevalent mental health conditions that co-occur with SUDs include anxiety disorders such as panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mood disorders such …

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Maternal Substance Abuse: The Dangers of Parental Addiction and Empowering Mothers to Embrace Recovery

Many women struggle with substance and alcohol abuse with 8.4 million having misused prescription drugs, 19.5 million having used illicit drugs, and 4% struggling with alcohol use disorder.  Of women struggling with substance abuse, many are mothers. About 1 in 8 children live in households with at least one parent with a substance use disorder …

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The Power of Microgoals

Have you ever heard of microgoals? They are a deceptively simple way to help yourself when you feel overwhelmed and anxious. They are also a great way to train yourself to be in the moment. Read on for more information about microgoals and what they can do for you. What are microgoals? We all have days …

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