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Addiction

On this page you will find a listing of all Peak View Behavioral Health blog articles in the addiction category.

dogs jumping on woman volunteer at animal shelter - boredom
We all get bored from time to time. We all have those moments when absolutely nothing seems like fun. We get tired of the daily grind, we don’t have any good ideas for breaking out of our cycle, and even the things we know we enjoy somehow just aren’t very appealing. Generally speaking, the feeling...
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painting in reds and oranges depicting mental health issues - two heads/silhouettes overlapping - co-occurring disorders
What Are Co-Occurring Disorders? Substance use disorders and mental health disorders are often co-occurring—which means that a person may be struggling with both at the same time. This is understandable, of course. A mental health disorder may lead someone to use dangerous substances in order to moderate or mask the symptoms of the mental health...
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seedling growing out of small dirt mound with a hand holding a red heart next to it - continuum of care
Considering Professional Help Have you been thinking about getting help for a substance use disorder? That is great news! But maybe you are having some doubts. You could find yourself worrying about what the detox and rehab experience will be like. Or you could be worried about staying clean and sober after treatment is over....
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man putting last piece of puzzle in person shaped puzzle - whole person
Have you ever noticed how we tend to reduce people—even ourselves—to a single characteristic? Tom is our rich friend, and Sarah is our poor acquaintance. Joan is the pretty sister, and Jenny is the smart one. Billy is good at school, and Jason is good at sports. There are any number of traits and characteristics...
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distressed young woman on couch at home looking down at phone - substance use and mental health disorders, COVID-19
If you are struggling with substance use and mental health disorders during this public health emergency, you may feel trapped. You may feel trapped in your home. You may feel trapped in an endless string of online meetings. You may feel trapped in a job that makes you feel unsafe at this time. Feeling Boxed...
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young woman sitting with alcoholic drink in front of her - alcohol
Some Things to Consider Does having a couple beers after work turn into drinking an entire 12-pack or closing down the bar? Do you have a line-item in your monthly budget dedicated to restocking your liquor cabinet? Does your paycheck barely (or maybe not even) cover your bills after you buy your alcohol? You don’t...
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