Mindfulness dates back thousands of years, has been written about by wellness authors such as Jon Kabat Zinn, and is supported by research. It is a state of mental focus and awareness traditionally used for mediation. Because of its long, successful history, it has become a common component of cognitive-behavioral
In recent years, the awareness around mental health has grown immensely. Particularly, the benefits of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) have become more well known. This modality can treat mental health conditions such as addiction, anxiety, and depression. This trend has given rise to cognitive-behavioral therapists and specialists in the field.
While 25 million people in the US are victims of drug abuse, only about 11% seek outside help. Deciding to go to rehab is not an easy decision to make, for either party involved. But overall, it’s one of the most prominent steps you can take to get well. If you’re wondering
Recovering from substance use or abuse can seem like a herculean task at the outset, but it’s important for those seeking relief to remember that the road to recovery doesn’t have to be lonely. In sober living communities, you commit to recovery and a better life alongside others with similar
If you have taken the plunge into your recovery from addiction, whatever your addiction may be, you are certainly aware of Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W. and Dr. Bob S., who founded Alcoholics Anonymous. The Twelve Steps embody the spirit, philosophy and foundation of Alcoholics Anonymous.
To be in a recovery program means that you will adhere to and work the Twelve Steps. Intrinsic to your program is the idea that it is anonymous. Indeed, the final letter of the abbreviation of most, if not all, fellowships that follow the Twelve Steps as a formula to
She was only ten years old when her drug use began. Both of her parents were active addicts. She smoked marijuana, drank a lot and took, among other things, Percocet and Vicodin, and she became anorexic, bulimic, and she began to cut herself. She found herself living in a shelter,