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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.

pill bottle on its side with white tablets spilled out - opioid addiction
Opioid Addiction The opioid epidemic in the United States has affected literally millions of lives over the years. The statistics gathered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services make this unfortunate fact perfectly clear. Here are just a few of those startling numbers: More than 760,000 people have died since 1999 from a...
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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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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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person holding mug of coffee and writing in journal while sitting outdoors - journaling
Have you ever considered keeping a journal? Maybe you like the idea but don’t have time. Maybe you connect journaling with a young person’s diary, describing their latest crushes and drawing little hearts over each and every letter lowercase i. Or maybe you picture some hipster sitting in a coffee bar writing down their latest...
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man playing basketball outside - recreational therapy
It seems likely that you seldom think of the word “therapy” and the word “recreational” under the same circumstances. After all, recreation means getting away from all the stress of life, spending time doing what you want to do with the people you love, pursuing a hobby you enjoy (no matter how unusual or obscure),...
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black sleeping mask next to old fashioned alarm clock - sleep
Quality Sleep Hey, how tired are you right now? Odds are, given the extremely busy lives we lead and the various stressors that we are subject to, you are pretty tired right this very minute. It may take you a moment to realize it, since for many of us, ongoing tiredness is just our everyday...
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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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young man smiling and talking on phone while at home on couch - loneliness - quarantine
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, many of us have remained shut up in our homes for weeks on end. Maybe we’re under quarantine with a few family members. Maybe we’re home with just our significant other. Maybe we’re cooped up with just our furry and feathered friends to keep us company. Or maybe we’re...
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closeup of mug and journal with writing and drawings - pandemic - anxiety
Without doubt, a global pandemic would occupy a high spot on any list of things that might increase a person’s anxiety. Whether you are staying home to stop the spread of the virus or are working on the front lines in an essential job, it is likely you are experiencing some level of anxiety even...
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