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Counting Sheep: An Overview of Sleep Disorders

People who get an adequate amount of healthy, restorative sleep are better able to cope with stress and physical pain during their waking hours. Unfortunately, sleep patterns and sleep quality can be disturbed, leading to an array of physical and psychological illnesses. Changes in the quality or quantity of sleep can lead to the development […]

Treatments for Substance Use Disorders


Treating substance abuse disorders can be challenging but, with the right treatment methods, sobriety is possible. Finding the right treatment is one of the most important decisions you will make during your recovery. There are several programs and methods to choose from, and you must choose a treatment program that is the most beneficial for […]

Intensive Outpatient Programs: An Overview

Substance abuse intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) offer services for people who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction but do not require medically supervised detoxification or 24-hr supervision. IOPs share some similarities with residential treatment programs, but the structures of the two are vastly different. IOPs allow you to continue direct services while adjusting to […]

Dual Diagnosis: An Overview

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When a person has both a mental disorder and a drug or alcohol problem, they are considered to be dually diagnosed. It is not uncommon for people to experience both conditions—about 50% of people who have a mental or substance use disorder end up suffering from the other at some point in their lives. Co-occurring […]

Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment: An Overview

Choosing an addiction treatment program is one of the most consequential decisions you will make during your journey to sobriety. The program that you select will be the foundation for your recovery, so it is imperative to choose one that addresses your individual needs.   Most treatment programs fall into two categories: inpatient treatment or […]

Characterizing Your Thought Patterns


A key component of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is characterizing your maladaptive thoughts. Maladaptive thoughts are ways of thinking that do not serve a logical purpose but stem from depression or anxiety. Here are some examples of maladaptive thinking patterns: All-or-Nothing Thinking: Also called black and white thinking, this is the belief that a situation is 100% one […]

Types of Mental Health Providers

Are you looking for a new therapist? Is your mind boggled by how many different titles therapists have? Are you not sure which one to choose based on their credentials?  These are common questions new clients have swirling around their heads during their search. When seeking out mental healthcare, it is common to get confused […]

Do You Have an Intimacy Disorder?

Many people find that they experience difficulty in maintaining healthy, long-lasting romantic relationships. They may not know that they have an intimacy disorder related to both emotional and sexual issues. It can help to understand that there is a name for what is going on. This isn’t a personal failure on one’s part when it […]

What to Do Before Leaving for Residential Treatment

Committing to going into a residential program to treat an addiction or a mental health condition is a brave decision. The next step can seem complicated because of questions like: what do you do between now and when you leave for treatment? There are a few basic things to consider so that you are ready […]

What Is “Evidence-Based” Addiction Treatment?

Everywhere you look, you may come across certain recovery buzzwords that catch your eye but do not provide enough information for you to decide with what to do next. One of those statements may include “evidence-based” as part of their description of their addiction treatment. Seeing “evidence-based” might cause you to perceive the professionalism of […]