Two Accredited Facilities, One Shared Vision

We are fortunate to live in the age of integrative medicine, a time when public health can really improve because we recognize mental wellness as the precursor to total health. If addiction or mental illness are addressed, the whole person can thrive because feedback from all systems is heard and felt. Not to mention, the […]

Six Months of Continuing Support

People seeking mental health treatment find themselves facing challenges many will never fully understand.  No one dreams about one day having a mental illness and the crises (spiritual, emotional, financial, social, moral) situated with these daunting illnesses. In fact, many fail to realize that it’s a mental illness or unresolved trauma that often leads to […]

Bariatric Surgery: A New Beginning

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Kick-Start to a New Life Bariatric surgery can be a great kick-start for people who have been struggling with eating issues. After your surgery, your stomach is a fraction of the size it used to be, so portion control is much easier. Remember, though, that it is only the beginning. I like to draw a […]

Shepherding the Shepherds: Addiction in The Faith Community

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“Lead us not into temptation…” Clergy, including priests, pastors, ministers, and rabbis, are just as human as everyone else. They are just as prone to process addiction, substance use, or mental illness. As community leaders, the clergy explores the challenges facing humanity. However, they are not titanium-clad, extra holy, or stress-proof. The individuals who preach […]

A Thin Line: Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder

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No one takes their first drink with the intention of developing a problem. Most of us just wanted to have a good time and unwind. But when does a good time stop and trouble start? In a culture where happy hours are the norm and beer commercials promise nothing short of bliss, it can be […]

REST. Sleep Better at Night

R.E.S.T.: How to Sleep Better at Night Do you have trouble falling asleep and remaining asleep? Find yourself waking up repeatedly throughout the night? Do you constantly toss and turn? And, do you feel fully rested when you wake up in the morning? If you are a recovering addict, this may be more common for […]

Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

What is Alcohol Poisoning? Alcohol poisoning, or alcohol overdose, is the result of drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. Typically a person suffering from alcoholism. Approximately 6 people die from alcohol poisoning each day in the US. Alcohol depresses nerves that control breathing, heart rate and body temperature. Consuming high levels of […]

The Pink Cloud of Sobriety

The Pink Cloud: An Emotional High In early sobriety, you may find yourself experiencing emotional highs that feel like you’re on cloud nine. After rehab, your recovery program may include going to lots of meetings and making a list of recovery goals. When you achieve those goals, intense feelings of elation and happiness are common. […]

Is Alcohol Good or Bad For Your Health?

Alcohol and Your Health For quite some time now, we have heard claims that alcohol can be good for your health, especially for the heart. These claims are not certain and are based on moderate alcohol consumption. According to the Mayo Clinic, even moderate drinking is not risk free.   Moderate alcohol consumption for healthy […]

Heavy Drinker or Alcoholic

Is there a difference between being a heavy drinker or being an alcoholic? Many of the same challenges impact both: legal woes, relationship and family problems, interference with work and personal obligations. Learn the facts to help determine if you or a loved one may be a heavy drinker or alcoholic.   What is a Heavy […]