how to find a rehab facility

How to Find a Rehab Facility

Hooray! You have made the important decision to turn your life around by getting help to break free from a drug or alcohol addiction. Perhaps you have suffered enough of the negative consequences attributable to the addiction, or maybe you can see the writing on the wall and are proactively seeking help. The only thing […]

Self Harm Inpatient Treatment

Self Harm Inpatient Treatment

The mere idea of someone purposely hurting themself is very difficult to grasp, often being seen as an especially stigmatized disorder. To someone on the outside, it is incomprehensible why a person would cut, burn, or cause any number of self-sustained injuries to themselves. Why would anyone do that? Self-harm is an offshoot of a […]

seroquel addiction symptoms

Identifying Seroquel Addiction Symptoms

Squirrel, Susie Q, Q-ball, Baby Heroin, and Quell.  These are the street names for an atypical antipsychotic drug called Seroquel.  Any prescription drug with a laundry list of street names is likely a recreational drug of abuse, and Seroquel is no exception.  Originally developed to treat mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder, depression, and […]

Mental Breakdown Symptoms

Mental Breakdown Symptoms and Recovery

Forget those old Hollywood depictions of someone being trotted off to the “looney bin” tightly wrapped in a straight jacket and shot up with some heavy sedative to turn them into drooling vegetables within seconds.  Come on.  In real life—and one never knows when a total mental meltdown could befall any of us so it […]

Luxury Inpatient Mental Health

Luxury Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Programs

When struggling with a persistent mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety, that isn’t improving with current interventions, the next level of treatment may be an inpatient program.  The inpatient setting can offer intense, focused treatment and provide a more comprehensive treatment plan than an outpatient program.  Fortunately, there is a diverse array of […]

Why You Should Avoid Self Medicating for Mental Illness

Addiction is rooted in brain chemistry. In fact, one of the leading causes for the development of an addiction is based on the pre-existing mental condition of an individual. Often times, an individual who has a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illness will self-medicate to treat themselves, most commonly using drugs and alcohol. There are plenty […]

self care habits

Self Care Habits for a Healthy Mind

Self Care Habits for a Healthy Mind Here’s a sad fact: the term “self-care” comes in at the bottom 10 percent of words in the English language, according to Merriam-Webster. That’s very telling of a society that prioritizes the image of health and happiness over actual wellness. But practicing self-care is important for people of […]

Affordable Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

Affordable Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

Locating Affordable Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers Sometimes it’s hard to remember what came first, the anxiety or the benzodiazepine dependency.  In other cases, someone struggling with PTSD first may later develop an alcohol use disorder.  For those with a dual diagnosis, it can feel like both disorders melted together into one big blur.  The vicious […]

Persistent Depressive Disorder Treatment

Persistent Depressive Disorder Treatment

Help Finding Persistent Depressive Disorder Treatment You can’t even remember the last time you laughed.  It feels like depression has swallowed your life whole, with no way out in sight.  Maybe you have already tried a few different antidepressants, but none really touched the depression.  At this point you may not have much hope of […]

How to Overcome Social Anxiety

How to Overcome Social Anxiety Fast

How to Overcome Social Anxiety Fast Just the thought of standing in front of a group of colleagues and giving a presentation can stoke feelings of insecurity and anxiety.  This is a normal response to the thought of being singularly observed and evaluated by people. Do you know anyone who relishes the idea of standing […]