doctor with platter of healthy foods showing how nutrition can help recovery

How Nutrition Can Help Recovery: The Healing Foods Program at Integrative Life Center

Eating well makes you feel strong. So if you’re about to embark on a life-changing journey to recovery from substance use disorder, strength feels good. That’s why nutrition is such an important aspect of any recovery program. When your body and mind function how they were intended, recovery becomes that much easier. Thus, learning how nutrition…

women talking with each other learning what is dual diagnosis treatment

What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment? Help for Co-Occurring Disorders

What is dual diagnosis treatment? It’s the treatment for one or more disorders that occur alongside addiction. Often, someone who struggles with substance use disorder also suffers from a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. Thus, for the best results, both conditions must be treated. Dual diagnosis treatment is one of the Principles…

three women walking outside experiencing healing and recovery

Healing and Recovery: It’s a Matter of the Heart

Emmanuel Dagher once said, “Healing is less about “saving” or “fixing” and more about “allowing” ourselves to ease into the remembering that there’s a wholeness that has been there all along.” After years of working in the treatment field, we’ve come to believe we, as human beings benefit from a program embracing Dagher’s thought. This means…

patient getting answer to question do I have co-occurring disorders

Do I Have Co-Occurring Disorders?

Do I have co-occurring disorders? It’s possible. More than 9 million people in America do, according to 2018 numbers. Co-occurring disorders happen when you suffer from two medical conditions, such as substance use disorder and depression, simultaneously. The proper term for this condition is a dual diagnosis, and help is readily available. Do I have Co-Occurring…

woman outside meditation knowing can mindfulness meditation work for addiction

Can Mindfulness Meditation Work for Addiction?

Can mindfulness meditation work for addiction? Before answering that question, it’s helpful to have a better understanding of mindfulness training and its applications. Here’s what you need to know about this experiential treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. What Is Mindfulness? Can Mindfulness Meditation Work for Addiction? Psychology Today describes mindfulness as a…

woman holding face in hands needed anxiety and depression treatment

Anxiety and Depression Treatment

Many people experience anxiety and depression to distressing events. When the conditions become chronic, it points to a problem much larger than a simple case of nerves or the blues. Anxiety disorder causes people to experience profound emotions of worry, panic, or fear regularly. Physical symptoms may include a racing heart, sweating, difficulty breathing, and…

man with head in hands getting trauma and PTSD treatment

Trauma and PTSD Treatment

Traumatic events and experiences can happen to anyone at any time. They come in many forms that are typically characterized by an intense, overwhelming reaction to an event or chronic experience. For instance, traumatic events include actions such as sexual assault, physical abuse, bullying, neglect, combat, crimes, deaths, and other violent events. But chronic experiences,…