How to Get the Most out of Outpatient Treatment

Guest article by Jake Moreno Addiction recovery treatment programs are divided into two groups: inpatient and outpatient. The fundamental difference between them is that inpatient care involves residing in a rehab center for the extent of their treatment and outpatient care involves staying at home and attending treatment during the day. Inpatient rehab has a … More How to Get the Most out of Outpatient Treatment

How Spending Time in Nature Can Benefit Your Mental Health

Guest article by Cloe Matheson Spending time in nature is good for all of us and should be one of our highest priorities. The beneficial effects of nature aren’t too difficult to obtain. Even just looking at gorgeous, oxygen-giving indoor plants can help us feel happier – and going outside can help us relax almost … More How Spending Time in Nature Can Benefit Your Mental Health

Fame & Suicide: The Dark Side to “Having It All”

By Dr. Nancy Irwin, Guest Contributor I was recently devastated at the news that Kate Spade, and then Anthony Bourdain, died by suicide. These two tremendously creative, sensitive people, had made an impact not only on my life but on the lives of millions of others. Their deaths are truly tragic. But the one silver … More Fame & Suicide: The Dark Side to “Having It All”

How Political Correctness Has Changed the Language of Mental Illness

The courage to be raw about our mental health is under attack ____ Guest post by Joseph Rauch For more than 14 years Natasha Tracy has been writing about her experience living with bipolar disorder. Early on in her career, a reader criticized the tone and language of one of her pieces about her condition. … More How Political Correctness Has Changed the Language of Mental Illness

Guest Post: Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

Guest post by Jana Price It is very common for those who struggle with substance abuse to also struggle with an additional mental illness or disorder. One of the more common dual diagnoses with Substance Abuse is Bipolar Disorder.  More than half of those seeking treatment for Bipolar Disorder are also in treatment for substance … More Guest Post: Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

Guest Post: Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Guest post by Janna Price Research and evidence based practices have indicated that Eating Disorders and other Addictive conditions have overlapping similarities. This blog article will discuss Eating Disorders and the similarities between Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse Disorder, as well as treatment methods. Research suggests that about 50% of persons with an Eating Disorder … More Guest Post: Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse