Imposter Syndrome and Improving Your Self-Confidence

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“I am not a writer. I’ve been fooling myself and other people.” —Pulitzer Prize winner John Steinbeck According to the Journal of General Internal Medicine, “impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, fraud syndrome, perceived fraudulence, or impostor experience) describes high-achieving individuals who, despite their objective successes, fail to internalize their accomplishments and have persistent self-doubt and […]

Navigating Recovery While Coming Out

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You may have recently come to accept that you identify as LGBTQIA+ or maybe you have known for years but finally feel comfortable disclosing this information to your close friends and family. Regardless of the motivation, talking with loved ones about your sexual orientation or gender identity can cause anxiety and emotional distress. You may […]

The Health Benefits of Spirituality During and After Treatment

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Spirituality focuses on what makes us human, the connection we share with each other, and the universe at large. A paper in ISRN Psychiatry reported that “a large volume of research shows that people who are more [religious/spiritual] have better mental health and adapt more quickly to health problems compared to those who are less” religious or spiritual. […]

How to Get the Most Out of Therapy When You Struggle With Verbal Communication

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Therapy is a cornerstone of the recovery process. You can gain confidence, support, motivation, and valuable life skills from individual and group therapy sessions. However, you may have found yourself struggling due to issues related to expressing yourself to a support group or therapist. Sometimes obstacles exist that stop you from communicating in a traditional […]

How to Cope With the Side Effects of Prolonged Withdrawal

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Everyone who goes through treatment experiences some form of withdrawal symptoms that vary in degree from barely noticeable to severe. How you cope with them will depend on the skills and resources you have available. Rehabilitation facilities sometimes use medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help ease the symptoms. The most common treatment is psychotherapy.  You can […]

How Environment and Self-Care Affects Your Mental Health

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Your ability to complete daily tasks of living and how you present yourself to the world will impact your self-esteem and emotional well-being. The environment you live in also plays a role in your physical and mental health. Most residential treatment facilities like White House Recovery and Detox provide education and skill development to learn […]

Tips for Navigating Family Issues During Recovery

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Involving family members in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment can positively affect client engagement, retention, and outcomes.” Even if your family is not traditionally close, you can find ways to overcome differences and build up an equally beneficial relationship. During recovery, supportive loved ones […]

Actions You Can Take to Prevent Relapse

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“Recent estimates from clinical treatment studies suggest that more than two-thirds of individuals relapse within weeks to months of initiating treatment,” according to Current Psychiatry Reports. Facilities like White House Recovery and Detox include relapse prevention education as a standard part of any treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). Psychotherapy offered during rehabilitation also focuses […]

How to Create a Support System

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A support system consists of people you rely on to assist with your recovery by providing reliable assistance and encouragement. Usually, this group consists of one to ten people, and they can be peers, friends, family, or people you have met through the recovery process. Individuals who may be part of a support system include: […]

Healthy Sleep Habits Impact Recovery

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Sleep can impact how you feel, act, and think. Proper sleep is critical to mental health both during and after attending a rehabilitation program. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a healthy adult requires a minimum of seven hours of uninterrupted quality sleep each night.  To get the best rest possible, […]