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How to Help Veterans Handle Transition Stress by Building Resilience

How to Help Veterans Handle Transition Stress by Building Resilience

Transition stress in military life is not often thought about by those outside the military. From that point of view, it may seem easier to transition from active duty to civilian life because they are not having to be in warzones, combat areas, or on active duty. For those on the inside of military life, veterans and their families often… Read More
Why Telehealth Can Provide an Option for People in Recovery

Why Telehealth Can Provide an Option for People in Recovery

The use of telehealth is relatively new in behavioral health settings. When it comes to addiction recovery, it is not new but definitely still a technology learning to evolve to help those who struggle with substance use disorder. Telephone-based services, texting, and web therapy can be challenging as far as meeting the needs of people in rehab and recovery as… Read More
addiction on first responders families

What Is the Ripple Effect of Addiction on First Responder Families?

Drug and alcohol abuse only impacts the individual. That is what a person thinks when they are in the midst of addiction. They often don’t see or feel the impact of their actions on others. The community, loved ones, and others experience the impact of their addiction on a deep level. Spouses, children, and family may look the other way… Read More
sleep deprivation can be a trigger

Why Sleep Deprivation Can Be a Trigger for Substance Use in Firefighters

The health of firefighters should not be on the line to help those they serve. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happens because they deal with everything from sleep deprivation to extremely difficult circumstances on the job. Sleep deprivation is medically linked to higher rates of heart attack, cancer, and mental health issues. Prevention is key but, when firefighters work the… Read More
Veterans find meaning

How Do Veterans Find Meaning and Create a New Life in Recovery?

Life in addiction is all about drugs or alcohol and how to find more of the substances. It may be difficult to know how to begin but, to help people stay sober, there are things they can do. Veterans are able to find meaning and create a new life in recovery with some advice on how to focus on the… Read More
substance use and nutrition

The Impact of Substance use on Nutrition and How to Heal

Nutrition and recovery are not always talked about in the same sentence. Sometimes it is hard to look at the ways a person puts food into their bodies that ultimately takes away from their recovery. Sobriety is more than just not drinking or not using substances, it is about stabilizing mood, fighting off weight gain (or loss), dealing with issues… Read More
emotional relapse

What Is Emotional Relapse?

Recovery is not an easy milestone to reach by any stretch. Sobriety requires diligence and focus. Determination is a hallmark of people in recovery because every day they face new challenges. Whether it is extra stress or getting more work than you can possibly handle at your job, emotional relapse is triggered by something from the present or past that… Read More