Addiction, Mental Health and Music: What’s the Connection? We have just concluded National Mental Health Month, an event that promotes awareness, advocacy, support and empowerment of those living with mental health issues; aims [...]
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Let’s start with off with the reality that there are few, if any, genuinely “typical” days in treatment. While the processes, routines and schedules might be the same, a client’s daily experience will vary [...]
Anyone who has ever tried to rebuild their lives in addiction recovery knows what a powerful role stigma can play in the process. As much progress as we’ve made in changing the perception of addiction [...]
Tomorrow millions of Americans will sit down to dinner with their families in observance of another Thanksgiving holiday. Many of these families will have at least one loved one who is in recovery, making the [...]
October 10th marks World Mental Health Day 2019, an event established by the World Federation for Mental Health to shine a light on the scale of mental illness throughout the world, and to educate the [...]
This September marks the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month, an event established and sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to raise awareness about the disease of substance use disorder [...]
Understanding the Stigma toward Addiction Like other types of mental health issues, substance use disorder has a long history of being treated as “other” or “different”, and this type of stigmatization has had [...]
When we’re getting ready for surgery, all kinds of heavy and important things go through our heads: Are our affairs in order in case anything happens? How long will it take us to recover? How [...]
I’ve never experienced love like the love I had when my children were born. Nothing changes my mood or puts me in the proper mindset the way my children do, and I’ve never been [...]
Read Recovery Unplugged Strategy Officer Paul Pellinger’s insights on America’s Got Talent Contestant Kodi Lee’s extraordinary performance, and how it reinforces the power of music to improve communication and build confidence. By now, the music [...]