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What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Getting treatment for a mental health condition like borderline personality disorder is often part of the recovery process. That is why understanding how mental health can impact substance use is critical and why finding a facility that offers treatment for co-occurring disorders is so important. What Is Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline personality disorder is a… Continue Reading What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

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Similarities and Differences of Bipolar Disorder and PTSD

There are significant similarities between bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and there are differences, too. That is one reason why it is essential to get a diagnosis from a mental health professional like those at Westwind Recovery® to ensure you get the proper treatment. Learn more about the similarities between PTSD and bipolar… Continue Reading Similarities and Differences of Bipolar Disorder and PTSD

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10 Celebrities Managing their Mental Health Disorders

If you are struggling with mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder, it can feel isolating. You might not know others who face the same challenges, especially since many individuals prefer to keep their struggles private. This can add to the stigma around mental health issues. However, a number of celebrities have… Continue Reading 10 Celebrities Managing their Mental Health Disorders

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Why It’s Important to Know What You’re Feeling

The ability to know what you’re feeling and when is called emotional awareness. Not everyone has this ability and it takes some time to build. However, it’s vital that those who are in recovery from addiction develop some emotional awareness in order to heal. Dealing With Emotions One of the most common reasons for turning… Continue Reading Why It’s Important to Know What You’re Feeling

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A Practice of Deep Breathing Will Strengthen Your Sobriety

One of the main reasons why people end up using drugs and alcohol on a regular basis is because it helps them cope with emotional, psychological, or physical pain. When the pain feels too overwhelming, a person can begin to feel anxious, tense, and stressed. And this, in turn, can drive a person to drink… Continue Reading A Practice of Deep Breathing Will Strengthen Your Sobriety

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What Is Partial Hospitalization for Addiction Treatment?

Are you struggling with substance abuse? Do you know someone who struggles with addiction? Whether you’re looking to help yourself or someone you know, partial hospitalization for addiction treatment may be necessary. Since drugs and alcohol take a tremendous toll on both the mind and the body, treatment is necessary to heal. Furthermore, in severe… Continue Reading What Is Partial Hospitalization for Addiction Treatment?

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Why Behavioral Therapy is a Often a Part of Addiction Treatment

Addiction is an illness that affects one’s physical and psychological well being. So, you might think that someone in recovery might need a doctor to address their health concerns and a psychologist to address their psychological concerns. This is indeed true. However, one significant symptom of addiction is compulsory behavior. In other words, a person… Continue Reading Why Behavioral Therapy is a Often a Part of Addiction Treatment