Stressed? Try The Japanese Forest Walk

We all know that being in nature is an antidote for stress.

Taking a walk in outdoors in a non-concrete setting: a park, a mountain trail, a beach, even a desert is a boon to mental and physical health.

But there is evidence that taking a walk in a forest or woods is particularly effective for reducing stress and even anxiety.

Shinrin Yoku is the Japanese term for forest bathing


Medication Assisted Treatment For Addiction

Sometimes chemically dependent people come in to treatment and aren't offered an important treatment option.

This treatment option has been proven to be incredibly effective in preventing overdoses. It is covered by insurance, well-researched and tested, and is actually available at most outpatient and inpatient addiction treatment programs.

So what is this treatment option and why isn't it being offered?


Top 3 Factors When Choosing An Addiction Treatment Program

You or someone you care about has made the decision to go to outpatient treatment for addiction. Or you or someone you know has been mandated to treatment by the courts.

If you're in a large city, you might find a bewildering array of treatment options. In a rural area, your choices might be more limited. Although there are a variety of factors to take into account when choosing a treatment program (or any kind...


What You Need To Know About Gambling Addiction

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month and yes, gambling is also mental health issue.

Like any behavioral or chemical addiction, gambling addiction can negatively affect  every area of a person's life, including relationships, job, finances (of course), health, and more.

How can you tell if you or someone in your life has a problem with gambling?

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