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What Can I Expect from Substance Use Aftercare Treatment?

Seeking recovery from substance abuse can be exhausting. According to the American Addiction Centers, alcohol relapse rates are between 20 and 80 percent, even for those who attend treatment. If you’re looking for help to fight your addiction the possibility of relapse might feel defeated, especially if you don’t feel like you have good social Read more about What Can I Expect from Substance Use Aftercare Treatment?[…]

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Taking Advantage of Counseling for Substance Use

Handling life’s events solo is lonely, scary and difficult. Sometimes, individuals need support through tough times, and counseling provides a positive and constructive outlet to manage stress.  What is counseling in general? The American Psychological Association defines counseling as the practice of interactions between a client and a counselor aimed at improving functioning in work, Read more about Taking Advantage of Counseling for Substance Use[…]

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Psychological, Behavioral and Physical Signs of Substance Abuse

Recognizing signs of substance use disorder in yourself isn’t particularly challenging. You might notice changes of habit in your life, such as who you spend time with or where your money is spent. But recognizing these signs in the lives of others can be more challenging, even in those who are close to us.  However, Read more about Psychological, Behavioral and Physical Signs of Substance Abuse[…]

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Couples Counseling Benefits Relationships in Many Different Ways

Couples counseling isn’t reserved for couples who feel like their relationship is coming to an end. Instead, couples counseling can be for any couple seeking ways to strengthen their relationship. From conflict resolution strategies to conversation topics to simply better understanding your partner, couples counseling can be understood as a breath of new life into Read more about Couples Counseling Benefits Relationships in Many Different Ways[…]

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Online Counseling vs Traditional Counseling: Which One Is Right for Me?

Counseling meets you where you are and moves at your pace, to address your unique situation and needs head-on. Teletherapy, or online counseling, and more traditional, in-person counseling methods are both viable mental health treatment options. While the main difference between the two choices is the location, the benefits of counseling can be experienced whether Read more about Online Counseling vs Traditional Counseling: Which One Is Right for Me?[…]

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Taking Mindfulness to the Dinner Table

Did you know that what you eat directly impacts how you function throughout the day?  Another question: have you ever poured maple syrup into your car’s gas tank?  Hopefully not.  But what’s the point here, why these seemingly unrelated questions?  Well, think of it this way — your gut is the gas tank of your Read more about Taking Mindfulness to the Dinner Table[…]

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A selection of mental health themed novels and memoirs

Picking up a book has the power to transfer us to another universe, connect us with strangers or provide hope and comfort during difficult times. And while reading is educational, it also can be incredibly relaxing. If you’re looking for a summer read, consider one, two or all of these titles focused on the important Read more about A selection of mental health themed novels and memoirs[…]

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The Importance of Sleep for Mental Health

Everyone knows that we need sleep; even if we try to fight it, we will fall asleep eventually. What does it do to our mental health if we don’t get enough sleep? And what do we do when our mental health is negatively affecting our sleep? How does sleep affect mental health? Sleep is integral Read more about The Importance of Sleep for Mental Health[…]

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Knowing What to Trust and What to Ignore Online

Over the past few years many aspects of our lives have shifted online, and even services previously unavailable have undergone the shift thanks to recent lockdowns. You can schedule appointments, grocery shop and even meet with a doctor, all through your mobile device or computer. With this increased ease and availability, also comes the need Read more about Knowing What to Trust and What to Ignore Online[…]

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4 Ways Counseling Can Benefit Students

Counseling can sound scary, especially for students who have never done it before. Thankfully, counseling can actually provide serious benefits for students enduring large-scale life changes and periods of stress, who may not know how to deal with it all. Life changes Students in elementary school, high school and college alike experience big life changes Read more about 4 Ways Counseling Can Benefit Students[…]

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