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Families in Recovery

In this category, you can find Peak View Behavioral Health articles relating to families in recovery. Addiction is often considered a family disease, so recovery should include the entire family.

troubled looking teenage girl sitting on a couch - Peak Navigation
The Chaos of the School Year Is Coming to a Close During the school year, it can feel like your family is just barely hanging on. Everyone is so busy all of the time. The adults have their jobs while the adolescents have homework and activities ranging from band performances and football games to debate...
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closeup of a jumbled stack of wooden alphabet letters - personalized care
A Blast from the Past If you happen to be a lover of music from bygone eras, you may be familiar with a couple of songs that have a somewhat unusual approach to their subjects. These songs involve more spelling than we usually expect in popular songs. Take, for example, “M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means...
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veggie burgers on plates - plant-based
Many people have chosen to eliminate or greatly reduce the amount of meat in their diets. Those who have chosen a vegan diet avoid any food that has animal origins, which means they do not eat meat, seafood, poultry, dairy products of any kind, or honey. Plant-Based Diets There are a range of reasons someone...
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painting of two silhouettes of people sitting back to back in chairs - Bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder is a challenging diagnosis to understand and even more difficult to live with. People who have this diagnosis often struggle to manage their symptoms and may act in ways that push away the people around them. Onset Timing Can Be Challenging An added challenge of this diagnosis is that onset often occurs in...
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senior woman in very dark room looking out window - major depression
Depression: What Is It? In everyday conversation, people tend to toss around the word “depression” fairly freely. This isn’t too problematic most of the time, but it is important to remember that “depressed” is not just another word for “sad.” Instead, depression is a category of mental health disorder—and that category includes a range of...
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crop of hand using remote control for television - media
Do you know a news junkie? Someone who is obsessed with keeping up with the latest headlines and the smallest details of every major story? Maybe the news junkie is you. Despite the flippant name (after all, the word “junkie” is an insensitive way to refer to someone who suffers from a substance use disorder),...
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man at therapy appointment - assessment
Sometimes, in the rush to solve a problem, you can make things worse by trying to fix it before you fully understand it. If you mistake one issue for another—say, you replace your car’s battery when the real problem is the alternator—things will not get any better (and might get much worse), and your frustration...
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illustration of people's arms being held straight up and holding red cut out hearts - Thanksgiving
In a perfect world, the holiday season would be a time of joy for everyone. Take Thanksgiving, for example. Ideally, everyone would come together over a nice meal and share a sense of gratitude for all the good things in their lives. No squabbling over side dishes or kinds of pie. No political arguments. The...
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wooden board with wooden figures - family systems therapy
If we are being honest, we would probably agree that most families are pretty complicated. We have shared positive memories and traditions that are important to us. We might nurse grudges and slights we have trouble letting go of. We may have different ideas about politics, religion, and which sports teams to root for—and those...
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You Are Not Alone - NAMI Suicide Prevention graphic
First Things First If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—and unfortunately, there is plenty to be aware of. The statistics surrounding suicide are stark. Here is just a partial list from the National...
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