Sober Living & Drug Addiction Blog

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 46.3 million people met the criteria for addiction in 2021.[1] Addiction is a complex and chronic condition that causes people to have a hard time controlling their substance use. Because addiction is so complex, many...

Relationships are difficult to navigate, whether they are with a family member, friend, or romantic partner. If you aren’t careful, sometimes your relationships can become toxic. One of the signs of a toxic relationship is codependency.  Codependency occurs when one person depends on the other to...

While everyone deals with some sort of mental health-related issue in their lives, some people struggle with mental health conditions. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, while 1 in 20 deal with...

According to the CDC, “More than 1 in 5 US adults live with a mental illness.”[1] Whether you have a diagnosed psychiatric condition or not, mental health is extremely important. Every single person on the planet has bad days and knowing how to cope healthily...

Social anxiety is a common mental health condition that affects your ability to function in social situations. As a result, individuals with social anxiety may turn to substances to help them cope with their symptoms. Sadly, this can lead to the development of a co-occurring...

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of talk therapy that is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This therapeutic model was created to help people who feel emotions intensely learn how to self-regulate through healthy coping mechanisms. DBT is designed to help people improve...

Do you frequently stress about seemingly mundane tasks? Maybe you find yourself obsessing over work deadlines or becoming anxious about getting your kids to school on time. While you are dealing with a steady stream of concerns and racing thoughts, you still somehow manage to...

Agoraphobia is a mental health condition that causes intense fear and anxiety connected to a place where an escape may be difficult. Sometimes this condition causes people to be afraid to leave their homes in any situation. According to the National Institute of Mental Health...