mental health awareness month

Embracing Mental Health Awareness Month During Addiction Treatment

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to embrace it than during addiction treatment. Substance use disorder is often viewed as simply a matter of drug or alcohol abuse, but it’s inherently tied to mental health. A trauma therapy program can help address the root causes of addiction. Nearly half of…

group therapy activities for adults

5 Group Therapy Activities for Adults

Therapy is known to help people suffering from mental health, addiction, or even people who are feeling overwhelmed. Many different types of therapy are helpful, but for some people, group therapy is a great option. A group therapy program can give a person the guidance they are looking for while also connecting with people in…

therapist explaining the goals of family therapy to clients

3 Family Therapy Goals to Achieve

Your relationships with family members are some of the strongest you’ll ever have. However, even the most tight-knit family can experience complex problems that need to be resolved in a family therapy program with a professional therapist. Sometimes, these issues can be prolonged and become toxic without professional help. The goals of family therapy at…

two people talking about addiction childhood trauma on couch

Am I Addicted to Drugs Because of Childhood Trauma?

Sadly, there is a proven connection between addiction and childhood trauma. The traumatic events experienced in your childhood can and often do follow you into adulthood and create a series of mental health issues that may also cause you to self-medicate through excessive drinking or drug use. If you or someone you love is struggling…

Group discusses different types of addiction treatment therapy

Different Types of Addiction Treatment Therapies

Substance addiction is a complex brain disorder that can affect anyone; it knows no age, gender, race, or social class. It involves a person’s physical health, emotional state, mental health, and abilities to socialize, which affects every area of their life. There are multiple types of therapies geared at ensuring recovery for people struggling with…

Woman discusses how to use cbt and dbt for recovery.

How to Use Both CBT and DBT for Recovery

Substance abuse is a powerful physical and mental condition that alters your life. Once you develop a dependence on any drug, your life will never be the same. Psychotherapy approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are crucial tools to help individuals battling an addiction to embark on the recovery journey.…