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Trauma-Informed Care


Trauma can have far-reaching effects on physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Trauma can cause an individual to feel a sense of powerlessness, fear, and isolation. In many cases, trauma can also lead to substance abuse to cope with the difficult experience. When individuals begin to rely on substances to cope with the stress and anxiety trauma causes, they are at high risk for developing a substance use disorder (SUD). There is hope for both trauma and addiction recovery through trauma-informed treatment. This type of treatment addresses the underlying trauma that led to the development of a SUD.By addressing the core issues, individuals can [...]

Trauma-Informed Care2022-06-28T07:00:00+00:00

What Is Mental Relapse?


Mental health and overall well-being directly impact emotional and physical health. How you feel about yourself and the people around you will affect how you react to treatment, including individual therapy, peer support, and self-help meetings. You need to maintain positive mental health to avoid falling back into old, maladaptive behaviors and thought patterns. What Is Mental Relapse? Mental relapse usually comes after emotional relapse. It involves increased feelings of: Isolation and loneliness Restlessness Anger or frustration Powerlessness Hopelessness According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued [...]

What Is Mental Relapse?2022-06-28T21:49:42+00:00

Recovery After Retirement: Veterans


For many veterans, job-related stress and trauma can impact the mind and body, even after retiring. Retired military personnel often experience co-occurring disorders alongside addiction. Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are considered common co-occurring disorders for veterans, especially those who have experienced combat. Despite several treatment options and resources made available by Veterans Affairs (VA), the number of veterans with substance use disorders continues to rise. Veterans at Risk Substance use disorders (SUDs) significantly affect active duty service members and veterans. While addiction to illicit drugs such as marijuana and cocaine exists among those who have served, the most [...]

Recovery After Retirement: Veterans2022-05-19T09:37:37+00:00
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