Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

Mindfulness is one of the most fundamental practices learned in addiction recovery. It involves awareness of ones self and thoughts through a nonjudgmental lens to assess the present moment. Mindfulness has been shown to promote a variety of benefits, most of which are lacking during active addiction. Learn the power of mindfulness and ways in which you can utilize this practice on your own – building self-reliance and resilience.

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The Challenges (and Freedom) of Getting a Mental Illness Diagnosis in Recovery

Mental health disorders often go hand-in-hand with addiction as they often instigate the other. For this reason, it is essential for a mental illness to be diagnosed and treated to fully heal and recovery from substance abuse. Read more about Shannon and her experience with mental health and addiction.

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Bipolar Affective Disorder and Addiction Treatment

Bipolar-disorder is a mental health condition affecting around 2.6% of the adult U.S. population. This type of disorder is more common within individuals with substance use disorders. To effectively treat both of these co-occurring disorder requires a tailored treatment approach. Learn more about the connection of bi-polar disorders and addiction.

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Implications of Codependency

Do you exist without the presence of your family, loved one, or significant other? What can you say about your identity that has no relation to them whatsoever? Are you truly your own person? Non-codependent relationships involve healthy people who exist and have value without predetermined notions from the relationship attributing to such value. Learn how to combat this unhealthy type of relationship through establishing love, value, and ultimately, identity for the self.

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