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Communication

Memorial Day & Family: 5 Tips

It's a day in which we remember the people who died serving this country in active military duty. For many of us, this includes family members. For veterans and active-duty members of the military, it can be an emotional day of both pride and honor, and sadness. For nearly everyone, it's a day of remembrance and gratitude. Despite the serious nature of the day, it is also a day of picnics and cookouts, the start of the summer season, and parties. It is also a day of family get-togethers and all the emotions they can bring. It can be especially difficult to cope with family issues and the stress of Memorial Day get-togethers if you are also coping with depression, anxiety, or other emotional challenges.


Addiction

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


Addiction

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?


Addiction

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 of behavioral health care), the three important factors below should be at the top of your list: