having fun during summertime

Having Fun During Summertime

Summer is here and you don’t know what to do? For many of us, we find ourselves indoors depressed not wanting to enjoy life. Well, hopefully, we can inspire you to get outside because having fun during summertime is a great way to improve your mood and mental health! Tips for Having Fun in the Sun […]

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About The Owner

If you have found your way here to my small section of the ocean shore, you and I have something in common. We’ve both felt that hollow, helpless feeling deep in our gut while anxiously picking at our nails at the kitchen table, waiting for our baby to come home. We’ve both felt the strangling […]

overcoming internet addiction

Digital Detox: Overcoming Internet Addiction

Technology is all around us. Can you imagine the world today without access to your smartphone, computer, or even the internet in general? The truth is that getting away from technology is good for your mental health. Many people are too dependent on the internet to survive, to the point of addiction. Excessive internet use […]

Being vocal about medication

Importance of Being Vocal About Medication

For many of us, taking our medication as prescribed is very important to our health. Especially if you’re under the care of a treatment facility or a mental health professional. Allowing specialists to understand how you feel and how you are reacting to your medication is vital. This allows the medical team to gauge your […]

Benefits of Primary Mental Health Rehab

Benefits of Primary Mental Health Rehab

Most drug treatment centers focus strictly on substance abuse and don’t offer comprehensive mental health care. Even treatment programs marketed as providing “dual diagnosis treatment” and specialties in co-occurring disorders are often lacking in a full spectrum of mental health services. A primary mental health rehab offers many benefits to those struggling with addictions and […]

Loving Yourself First Before Anyone Else

Loving Yourself First Before Anyone Else

The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. In early recovery, loving yourself first is important before you think about being with anyone else. There are many activities you can do to get to know yourself better and to find out what you really want from life. If you fail to do this, […]

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Mental Health Treatment After Rehab

After you’ve finished an inpatient rehab program for substance abuse, it’s important to take care of your mental health, especially in early recovery. Mental health treatment after rehab is often minimized and ignored, which can lead to an increased risk of relapse. An outpatient program that focuses on treating any underlying conditions that contribute to […]

Sober fun during the holidays.

Having Sober Fun During the Holidays

The holidays can be a stressful period for some addicts and alcoholics. With family everywhere and some family members that you may not have seen for a long time, making a good impression becomes important. The holiday period may be hectic, as presents must be prepared for many people, along with a slew of other […]

The Relationship Between Depression and Addiction

The Relationship Between Depression and Addiction

The relationship between depression and addiction is often overlooked—but these disorders are directly correlated. Many individuals choose to abuse drugs and alcohol because of the depression that they’re suffering. It is a catalyst that begins the destructive behavior of substance abuse, in the false belief that drugs and alcohol will help alleviate the symptoms of […]