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5 Common Anxiety Disorders Plus 7 Strategies to Find Relief

Feeling a little stressed or anxious sometimes can motivate you if the situation calls for it. But many people experience anxiety that significantly decreases the quality of life. That’s when a little stress can become one of the common anxiety disorders described below. Fortunately, Integrative Life Center understands how to approach mental health and deal…

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7 Healthy Coping Skills to Deal with Difficult Emotions

Everyone has coping skills they learned at a young age to deal with difficult emotions. You developed them out of necessity–to protect yourself and feel better. But some ways of coping are healthier than others. For example, drinking every time you feel stressed out or sad, could be something you learned from the adults around you.…

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Common Co-occurring Disorders That Can Complicate Recovery

What are co-occurring disorders? Co-occurring conditions happen when a person has two or more mental health disorders at the same time, also called a dual diagnosis. Having an addiction plus another mental health condition can complicate treatment, but when treated together, you can overcome them. So let’s take a look at some common co-occurring disorders and how they impact each other. Eating Disorder…

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Psychotherapy Definition in Addiction Counseling

The psychotherapy definition of addiction counseling refers to talk therapy. This sort of therapy takes place between a client and therapist or between a group of clients and a therapist. It serves several purposes, including identifying poor coping skills and replacing them with healthier recovery behaviors. In general, psychotherapy is vital to recovery for those in treatment for…

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Spirituality in Recovery: The Importance of Embracing Your Own Personal Experience

Spirituality in recovery is a highly personal experience. One person’s higher power may be far different from another’s. Not everyone believes in God. Not everyone believes that there’s life after death. But, to recover from substance use disorder, it’s unnecessary to conform to a common omnipotent force. Your higher power is what you make of…

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Treatment for Drug Abuse and Eating Disorders

When you suffer from substance abuse and a co-occurring condition such as an eating disorder, you need treatment for dual diagnosis. A dual diagnosis treats both issues simultaneously, helping you achieve healing for your whole body and emotional mindset. To recover from one, you must also recover from the other. It’s this integrative approach to healing that…