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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.

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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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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