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Parenting and Mental Health Oct 7th, 2019

Children bring a lot of joy to our lives, but being a parent also comes with its own set of added stress to an already stressful world.  Due to the obligations, love, and commitment that we have as parents it is easy to put our children first while our own...

Why Fitness Is Important for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery? Sep 19th, 2019

Physical activity triggers a biological cascade of occurrences that results in many physical and mental health benefits.  Research suggests that exercise is an effective treatment for mental health issues such as depression or anxiety, and can serve as a fundamental component to one’s recovery from addiction.  Studies show that individuals...

Why Is Addiction Called a “Brain Disease ” by Many Addiction Professionals? Sep 10th, 2019

Addictions (Substance Use Disorders) are extremely powerful.  So much so that even after years or decades of abstinence and recovery, an individual can still experience strong cravings, and be vulnerable to relapse.  Neuroimaging has allowed researches to investigate the acute and long-term effects of addiction on the brain.  The majority...

How Do I know If I Or A Loved One Has A Problem With Alcohol? Sep 6th, 2019

People often ask how to tell if they or a loved one has a problem with alcohol.  Well, for starters, if one is asking this question, there is probably a problem.  Your average social drinker or your average “I enjoy a glass of wine with dinner” drinker usually does not...

Ghosting Your Therapist: Why Do Individuals Prematurely Dropout of Therapy Aug 23rd, 2019

Studies show that 20-57% of individuals do not return to therapy after their initial appointment.  There are various reasons for this, and for premature dropout rate in general.  Sometimes dropping out of therapy is a reflection of the therapist, other times it is due to the individual receiving therapy, and...

How Mental Health Issues May Differ Among Introverts and Extroverts Aug 5th, 2019

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?  There is nothing wrong with being either.  One of the key differences between introverts and extroverts is that introverts become tired when they are around other people and are able to regain energy when they are alone.  Extroverts, on the other hand, become...

Is Therapy Working? Red Flags to Look for in Therapy Jul 29th, 2019

People enter therapy for a variety of reasons, be it a mental health issue such as depression or anxiety, a behavioral issue such as alcoholism or overeating, or a general life issue such as marriage problems or feeling stuck.  For most people, therapy is not a first-choice solution when problems...

Why Nutrition is Important for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Jul 18th, 2019

When most people think of nutrition they think in terms of their physical health, but nutrition is also a fundamental component of one’s mental health as well.  A healthy mind and body are essential elements in coping with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, as well as with...