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How Do You Maintain Personal Accountability During Recovery?

How Do You Maintain Personal Accountability During Recovery?

Achieving sobriety takes hard work, and even more work to maintain it. Maintaining sobriety requires honesty, humility, and strong accountability structures. Holding yourself accountable for decisions regarding addiction and recovery might not be a common suggestion you hear, but it’s just as important as external accountability. Recovery experts generally avoid attributing addiction to personal choices … Read more

Recognizing Mental Health Problems in Children

Recognizing Mental Health Problems in Children

Mental health problems among children are real, especially after the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Not many parents seek professional diagnosis or treatment, though. Untreated mental health issues may disrupt a child’s academic achievement and social life in school. They also tend to have a higher risk for substance use disorder when approaching adolescence. Parents are in … Read more

Racial Trauma and Mental Health

Racial Trauma and Mental Health

In the past few years, racial conflicts and traumatic events have led to an increase in mental health problems among black people, indigenous people, and people of color (collectively known as BIPOC) in the United States. Race-based trauma is a particular form of trauma because it comes from the daily manifestations of systemic racism and … Read more

Why Do Some People in Recovery Ignore Triggers?

Why Do Some People in Recovery Ignore Triggers?

Not everyone who’s gone through addiction treatment knows the importance of watching out for triggers after treatment. This lack of alertness has many contributing factors. One is overconfidence. Some people think that after reaching sobriety after weeks of hard work, they are safe from relapse. Another reason is ignorance about what might be triggering in … Read more

Menopause and Depression Among Women

Menopause and Depression Among Women

Women in their forties and fifties may experience symptoms of anxiety and depression without being able to identify the causes or develop coping strategies. Menopause or other hormonal changes related to a woman’s menstrual cycle is a common cause of depression. Read on to understand more. Symptoms of Depression During Perimenopause Clinically diagnosed depression refers … Read more