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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.

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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woman's hand forming the shape of a heart against a bright red background - values
Choosing where to seek treatment for mental health disorders, substance use disorders, or a combination of the two is an important decision. It can be a challenging one, too. There is a whole range of issues to be considered—from payment options to whether or not the facility is committed to a continuum of care. These...
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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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smiling man in therapy session with smiling female counselor - cognitive behavioral therapy
Sometimes a word or phrase isn’t very specific. Take, for example, “football game.” Is it a professional football game? A college game—and if so, in what conference and division? A high school game? Are we sure we’re talking about American football? Or could we be talking about arena football? Or Canadian football? Or soccer? Therapy...
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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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