Typically, as we age, our values seem to shift. What was once vitally important no longer holds as much appeal, and instead, new values emerge. These shifts are generally positive because with age comes wisdom, right? At least, that’s how the old saying goes. Core values take years to shift in … Read more about Are we seeing a dramatic shift in core values?
by Renee W. While deep in my alcohol addiction, I was about as self-absorbed as I could be. All my thoughts and behaviours revolved around the centre of my universe: me. It wasn’t until months of recovery that I began to realize just how much I thought of myself. I do not mean I thought a … Read more about A secret weapon in recovery: Helping Others
by Renee W. I knew I desperately needed help, but deep down, I wasn’t ready to give up my addiction. I didn’t know how I would survive without my drug of choice – alcohol. My addiction lasted ten years, and while I had a few periods of sobriety in there, nothing stuck. My addiction was … Read more about How to help an addict who doesn’t want help
There are many reasons why people seek primary care. When it comes to treating negative or harmful patterns of thought and behaviour, people turn to primary care to get the treatment they need for long-term recovery. In the majority, they have exhausted all other avenues and reached a … Read more about What happens during Inpatient Primary Care?
Inconsistent orders. Unreliable actions. Constant chaos. If you grew up in an alcoholic environment, you probably lived in continual fear, wondering what was happening around you. One minute your life seemed perfect, and at the seemingly smallest thing, it overturned into madness and … Read more about Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics
by Ciara O In the world of Psychiatry, Complicated Grief Disorder (also known as CGD) is a condition in which those who have been bereaved, experience overwhelming functional impairment due to prolonged grief symptoms that usually persist for up to one month after six months of the death. … Read more about What are the signs of complicated grief disorder?
Those who experience a therapeutic family component to their care have a 65 per cent higher probability of getting, and more importantly, staying well. Recovering from something like anxiety, depression, traumaor addiction is no easy feat, and it requires an entire family to ensure long term … Read more about The importance of family involvement in treatment
Although certain medications commonly used to combat the symptoms of mental health conditions such as anxiety, panic disorder and depression can be extremely effective, it can often be a double edge sword. While it’s true that medication can help to relieve the unpleasant feelings that … Read more about Xanax Addiction and Abuse: The side effects and how to get help