On your road to recovery from mental health and substance use disorders, you’ll encounter many people who become integral parts of your care. Perhaps one of the individuals you’ll meet and most closely relate to is a peer support specialist.
Regardless of where you are in your journey towards addiction recovery, therapy can support you through treatment and better prepare you for any challenges you might encounter. In this article, we’ll discuss how therapy can be a vital component of your addiction treatment plan.
Alcohol addiction affects more than 15 million adults in the United States. While alcohol use disorder is a disease, like most medical conditions, it is treatable. Every person’s journey to sobriety and recovery is different. In this blog, we’ll help you understand how alcohol addiction treatment works so you better understand your options for recovery.
Speaking with a therapist and making your mental health a priority is an important first step towards living a healthier and happier lifestyle. The good news is that therapy is covered by insurance if you are insured by a major insurance provider. In this blog, we’ll show you how to find out exactly how much your therapy will cost with your health insurance. There’s no doubt that your mental health is worth the investment.
Mental health services, like therapy and substance abuse treatment, are covered equally by health insurance plans, but it wasn't always that way. In this blog, we’ll give you the tools you need to check your health insurance plan for mental health coverage.
Did you know your health insurance covers mental health treatment? Everything from routine talk-therapy to inpatient residential treatment is covered. This is because mental health services fall under essential health benefits. Here’s what you need to know to make sure you’re taking full advantage of your health insurance plan.
Going to counseling for the first time can be intimidating. Talking to a stranger about very personal things takes courage, and addressing a problem, no matter how insignificant it may seem, is a big deal. The decision to see a counselor sometimes comes as a result as a significant amount of time and energy. Once you’ve taken care of choosing your counselor and set up your appointment, here are a few things you should keep in mind for your first session.
Nerves are normal
It’s completely normal to have some jitters before your first counseling session. Your first session will consist of icebreaker type questions that could range from general likes and dislikes to your childhood and relationships with your family members. The counselor will generally be trying to get to know you and gain an idea of why you are seeking counseling.
Counseling can be beneficial to everyone. Despite a common misconception that it is only for adults who need serious help, counseling can be extremely helpful at all stages in life, whether you’re 7 or 70. There are plenty of benefits of counseling during any life stage, and here are a few reasons why...
Heroes on the Water helps our nation’s warriors, and veterans from all branches of the United States Military, unwind using the therapeutic qualities of fishing from kayaks. What looks like a day trip of paddling and fishing is in fact something much deeper and longer-lasting. Heroes on the Water was founded in 2007 and today offers its services all over the United States. Their program is a very unique form of outdoor therapy for veterans.
The kayak fishing program allows participants a chance to relax from the stresses associated with PTSD and the physical effects of rehabilitation. These veterans are able to relax in a scenic setting while on guided fishing trips held in local communities with other veterans much like themselves.
An ancient practice, meditation is a powerful tool that has been used throughout history to relax the body and the mind. Meditation is often associated with religious practice, but modern meditation has emphasized stress reduction, relaxation, and self-improvement. More specifically, meditation is the practice of focusing attention on one’s breathing and internal bodily sensations.
Like yoga, meditation is encouraged by many medical professionals when an individual is going through therapy or treatment for addiction or substance abuse. Meditation has been proven to help mental concentration and clarity, reduce anxiety and depression, and promote a deep sense of inner peace.