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Recovery

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

woman slumped to the floor against a wall with her hands in her hair - panic disorder
Panic Attacks Most of us have had the experience at one time or another. Everything is going along fine, and suddenly a wave of panic seems to wash over us and makes us feel like we are drowning in a bottomless pool of stress and anxiety. The trigger can be anything. Or nothing at all....
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dark haired young woman in subway station having anxiety attack - generalized anxiety disorder
The word “general” can be kind of confusing. We have a good sense of what it means when used in a military context: a general is a high-ranking officer with lots of power and responsibility. But in other contexts, the word is a little vague. What, for example, do we mean when we say “generally...
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closeup of ecstasy tablet on young person's tongue - pinkish purple lights cast colors on their face - club drugs
The world is full of different kinds of clubs. You have your Mickey Mouse Club. You have your Major League Baseball clubs. You may be a member of your local country club. Or perhaps you were an avid member of an extracurricular club in high school or college (chess club, investment club, history club…the list...
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beautiful smiling woman of mixed ethnicity outdoors in a park - physical and mental health
When we are struggling, we can feel hopeless. It can seem like everything is going wrong and there is no way out. For folks who are dealing with a mental health disorder—depression, anxiety, any trauma-based disorder, etc.—this sense of hopelessness can be completely overwhelming. Feeling Overwhelmed Sometimes we feel overwhelmed because we want everything to...
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senior man in office rummaging through desk looking for something - decluttering
You are probably familiar with certain pop culture figures who insist that we would all be better off if we spent some time determining whether the objects in our homes bring us joy. If the answer is no for any given object, these folks suggest, we should let that object go. By doing so, we...
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female executive holding yoga mat and sneakers while she takes a call on cell phone - burnout
Making a Living Our jobs can be sources of great satisfaction in our lives. If you have built a successful career doing work you find meaningful, you are on the right track. And if that work also gives you an opportunity to collaborate with people whose company you enjoy, even better. But let’s face it:...
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group of older adults in group therapy - outpatient
Finding the Right Fit While inpatient treatment is an effective option for addressing substance use and mental health disorders, it is not right for everyone or every situation. There are any number of reasons—work or education responsibilities, childcare needs, and more—that entering a treatment facility for an extended stay may not be feasible. Fortunately, Peak...
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stunning Colorado landscape - Garden of the Gods - Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is located in one of the most beautiful settings to be found anywhere. But when you are struggling with a mental health disorder or a substance use disorder, it can be easy to not see all of the natural beauty nearby. In fact, those struggling with things like depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress...
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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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small green plant growing up through crack in concrete - resilience
“A good half of the art of living is resilience.” So says philosopher Alain de Botton, and we think he is on to something. Resilience is an essential trait—especially for someone addressing a mental health disorder or working hard to maintain their sobriety after treatment. But what exactly does it mean to be resilient? And...
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