Taking the First Step - Realizing that You Can and Will Recover
Recovery is not an easy journey to undertake. It’s a long road with many uphill stretches, and the view from the starting line can feel daunting. To many people struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD), taking the first step on the path to healing may seem more challenging than remaining in the throes of addiction.
What to Expect When Going through a Detox Program
Detoxification (detox) is the first step in recovery for anyone with a substance use disorder (SUD). It’s the physical act of weaning yourself off of your bonded substance. Many treatment centers offer detox programs to support you through the difficult process.
What is National Emotional Wellness Month, and How Do I Make the Most of It?
Mental health advocates around the United States observe October as Emotional Wellness Month. While it’s not a federally designated event, it’s a chance for everyone to acknowledge how vital mental and emotional health is and to invest in their own.
What to Do When A Loved One Talks To You About Suicide
If a friend or loved one opens up to you about having suicidal thoughts, it can be a terrifying and upsetting moment. You might not know the best way to react or the right thing to say. It might feel like a lot of pressure, and you may wonder why they decided to talk to you.