Pet Therapy During Recovery

Now more than ever, pets are becoming a valuable part of our families. Scientific research has shown that human-animal interaction and companionship provide several benefits to individuals who are in addiction recovery. Pet therapy is becoming more and more common through all stages of recovery because they provide unique benefits to humans and can increase…

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Triggers of an Anxiety Attack

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than 40 million adults in the United States struggle with anxiety disorders. Environmental reasons and genetics act as triggers of an anxiety attack. Various experiences, emotions, and events may invite the symptoms of anxiety or worsen them. Anxiety triggers differ from person to person. Anxiety is…

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Finding Connection in a Time of Social Distancing

In humans, a social connection is essential to our wellbeing and health. Typically, we seek out human interactions when we are experiencing the stress of life’s challenges by looking for someone we can lean on. So, what do we do when we are faced with today’s social distancing challenges and still long for human interaction? …

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Am I Experiencing Codependency?

Codependency occurs when one person in a dysfunctional relationship relies on their partner or family member for their emotional needs or sense of self-worth. In addition, codependency happens when a person enables another to continue their addiction, self-destructive behavior, or mental disorder. Therefore, asking yourself ‘Am I experiencing codependency?’ is an excellent way to guard…