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

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A Blast from the Past If you happen to be a lover of music from bygone eras, you may be familiar with a couple of songs that have a somewhat unusual approach to their subjects. These songs involve more spelling than we usually expect in popular songs. Take, for example, “M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means...
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Relaxation Is Important to Your Mental Health Have you ever heard someone say, “Don’t yuck my yum”? It’s a catchy bit of wordplay that has a simple meaning: Don’t tell me all the reasons you think I shouldn’t like this thing that I like. We all know people who love to yuck other people’s yum,...
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Mental Health Support Is Not Limited to Therapy & Medication It is easy to fall into the habit of thinking of mental health care as just two things: going to therapy and taking medication. Maybe you do one of those things or maybe you do both, but either way, we tend to focus on therapy...
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The word “therapy” is often used as a catch-all term. While we tend to recognize a few broad categories of therapy—physical vs. mental health or individual vs. group—we don’t always realize there are many different approaches within the category of mental health therapy. In our mind’s eye, we conjure up the clichéd couch, the serious...
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Individual & Group Therapy for Your Mental Health When a person first enters an inpatient treatment program for their mental health, they may be surprised to discover that the program includes not one, but two approaches to therapy: group and individual. In most cases, individuals will participate in both types of therapy. At first blush,...
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Any person impacted by addiction faces a life-changing, complex situation. But there’s no need to face it alone. With the help of professionals and local support groups, it’s possible to get the help you need to make it through the active addiction phase and onto a healthy future. Why You Can’t Do It Alone Why...
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Mindfulness & Mental Health With the recent passing of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, the topic of mindfulness has been top of mind for many people. Thich Nhat Hanh, a native of Vietnam who was exiled from the country due to his peace activism in the 1960s, did much to bring the philosophy and practice...
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Codeine, Tramadol & Xanax There is a good chance you have heard of at least one (and possibly all three) of the following pharmaceutical drugs: Codeine: often used to treat coughs, this drug can also be helpful for pain management Tramadol: a painkiller that is generally considered less dangerous than other opioids Xanax (alprazolam): an...
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Spirituality and Your Mental Health In Douglas Adams’ beloved novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a supercomputer by the name of Deep Thought spends seven and a half million years calculating the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything.” The answer, as it would turn out (SPOILER ALERT!), is 42....
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What Is Vicodin? Vicodin is a commonly used pain medication. It’s made up of hydrocodone (a type of opioid) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). Most of the time, it is given to relieve acute pain, such as after surgery or a significant injury. It works well to reduce the function of the pain signals going to the...
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