Holiday Stress and How It Can Affect Co-Occurring Mental Illnesses


Every year, commercials, Hollywood fare, and familial pressure give us the message that the holidays are supposed to be joy-filled occasions. Holidays are meant to allow us to escape from life’s daily stressors and live life like it’s a Hallmark […]

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Tips for Handling the Holidays With Someone in Recovery


The holiday season is almost here, and for many people, that means mostly positive activities and time with loved ones that they look forward to every year. For the guardians of an adolescent in recovery from alcohol or drug use, […]

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How to Combat Pandemic Related Triggers in Adolescents


COVID-19 has overshadowed most of 2020, causing a lot of negative impact on millions of people’s mental health in the U.S. alone. People report higher levels of anxiety, stress, depression, and a real fear of coping with a pandemic no […]

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How Therapists Are Adapting to a COVID-19 World


COVID-19 has created unparalleled levels of stress and anxiety for the average person. Many people who were already in therapy when the pandemic began have discussed the impact of COVID-19 with their therapists. Many people have also sought out therapy […]

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Making the Switch to Telehealth Appointments


Several years ago, many people were skeptical about therapy done online. By the end of this year, however, online therapy has become more common and accepted by both treatment professionals and their clients. COVID-19 has been a game-changer, making remote […]

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Be Proactive and Know the Signs


Mental health never takes a day off. It doesn’t matter if things seem to be going well or if the world feels like it’s crashing down on you. There’s always something you can do to help promote your child’s mental […]

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Awareness, Advocacy, Accessibility, and Action


Professional treatment providers are expected to have multiple options for their clients in need of care for their mental health issues. There is no one-size-fits-all plan that applies to all clients, making it imperative that professionals balance what is already […]

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Recovery is Evolving


In the 1970s, treatment professionals became aware of a real correlation between mental illnesses and substance abuse. Initially, the terms ‘dual diagnosis’ or ‘dual disorder’ were used to describe this but were confusing in that they implied there were only […]

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Use World Mental Health Day as an Opportunity for a Check-In


World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10th. Created in conjunction with the World Federation for Mental Health, there are three relatively simple but extremely important goals for honoring this day that were created to help the […]

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Going Beyond the Surface


The great challenge for any treatment professional is to find out why their client acts and feels the way they do. If an individual struggles with substance abuse, they may feel like their family members, friends, and even previous treatment […]

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