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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.

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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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senior African American couple - woman comforting man - older adults
The Golden Years We like to think of our “golden years” as a time when we can finally relax and enjoy life. We might take up a new hobby. Maybe we’ll travel. We’ll spoil the grandkids. We’ll read the books and watch the movies and eat the food we have been too busy to enjoy....
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