Equine-assisted Therapy

Horses are gentle creatures. Not only can they be used for sporting events, people often use horses for therapy. Children who are diagnosed with autism, or adults who are dealing with substance abuse, behavior disorders, mood disorders and other illnesses are participants in equine therapy. There are many mental and physical health benefits to equine […]

Teen Mental Health

The world is always changing. It is especially hard for parents to relate to their teenage children because even though they too were once this age, they have no idea what it is like to been a teenager in society today. Our parents had to deal with romantic issues in relationships, peer pressure, low self-esteem, […]

Club Drugs

MDMA side effects At a time where nightlife and clubbing are of a huge platform for use of illicit drugs, many automatically think of stimulant drugs such as cocaine.  While a stimulant such as cocaine is extracted from natural resources found in the coca plant, synthetic drugs, which have not been around as long, seem […]

Drug Addiction Support

When someone we care about is suffering from addiction, it can be very overwhelming to try and support them. A person who abuses dangerous substances is not only risking their physical health, but their social and emotional health as well. They may be closed off and guarded, but it is essential to the betterment of […]

Marijuana Addiction

Since there is no “detox” or physically stressful period of time to get ‘clean’ from a consistent use of marijuana, many people do not consider it to be an addictive substance. There is no physical withdrawal. There is no chance of the body going into shock, or having a seizure due to lack of access […]

Recovery Companion

When it comes to addiction, there are many factors that come into play in terms of recovery. It takes physical and mental strength, time, support, and so much more. Support is the one factor that many patients forget about. Support can be the difference between recovery and a relapse.               Having someone to support you […]

Substance Abuse and Gender

Why is alcoholism seen as a man’s disease? The media portrays heavy alcohol abusers as being the father of the family, or the son. Drinking whiskey all day, passed out on the couch, bottle in hand. But what about women? What about the mothers and sisters? Women can fall victim to alcoholism just as easily […]

Intervention Quiz

Humans avoid confrontation. It makes them uncomfortable. It makes people feel vulnerable, ashamed, and even angry. Someone took your parking spot at work, or your roommate left dishes in the sink, and there’s nothing more you want to do than just go and yell at them. Sometimes it is best to pick your battles, and […]

Art therapy

Opening up the mind and being creative can foster healthy habits in those that are seeking ways to recover from any type of traumatic event, stress, addiction, or mental health disorders. Whenever I am feeling overwhelmed, I find solace in clearing my mind, sitting down, and just being crafty.               I’ve never been good at […]