mental health counseling

How Genetics Helps Mental Health Treatment

You don’t know where to turn — your doctor has prescribed medication after medication for your mental health disorder, but nothing seems to be working. The side effects have included everything from fatigue to weight gain, and you’re fed up.

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Love and Tolerance: The Code of Alcoholics Anonymous

Love and Tolerance: Tenets of Recovery

Love and tolerance are major tenets of recovery and it means treating others as you would want to be treated. Love and tolerance start with loving yourself, loving other people, and accepting a person as he or she is. Love

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How does EMDR Help a Person Heal from Past Trauma?

How does EMDR Help a Person Heal from Past Trauma?

Many people have a hard time healing from past trauma and turn to drugs or alcohol to cope. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), is a psychotherapy approach that is an effective method used for treating victims of trauma. EMDR

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How to Cope When Your Loved One is Addicted

How to Cope When Your Loved One is Addicted

Drug and alcohol use leads to harmful and serious problems, physically, mentally, and financially. Excessive drug and alcohol use damages vital organs, such as the liver, heart, stomach, brain, and kidneys. The damage from drug and alcohol use can result

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Staying Happy and Healthy in Recovery

Staying Happy and Healthy in Recovery

Recovery is a lifelong process that is not easy, but does not need to be miserable. Treatment teaches you how to replace old habits of using drugs or alcohol with healthy new ones and make a smooth transition into sober

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Discharge Planning

Discharge Planning

Addiction is a complex disease. It affects all aspects of an individual’s life as well as the lives of loved ones. Treatment helps a person transition into a new sober lifestyle and prepare for challenges in recovery. At Cypress Lakes

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Is it Safe to Detox on Your Own?

Is it Safe to Detox on Your Own?

For a person battling a substance use disorder or addiction, detoxing from drugs or alcohol is not easy, and could be deadly. There are too many health risks when detoxing on your own. The best way to detox is with

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Finding Hope in Recovery

Finding Hope in Recovery

When your loved one is struggling with addiction, recovery can seem impossible. It can be hard to understand why he or she started abusing drugs or alcohol, why they continue to do use, and why they cannot stop. Addiction affects

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