Transforming the Past

By John Southworth Episode six of the Recovery Unscripted podcast featured renowned interventionist John Southworth, recorded during the 2016 Recovery Results conference in Dallas. Southworth passed away in late 2017, but he lives on through the knowledge he so willingly shared. Expanding on his conference presentation, “Transforming the Past into Powerful Recovery Today,” he spoke

The Opioid Crisis and the Mental Health of First Responders

By Kathryn Millán, LPC/MHSP First responders are usually the first to arrive to scenes of accidents or disaster. They are strong men and women who have chosen careers to help others in need, even on days when they don’t feel their strongest.  Firefighters, police officers, paramedics, EMTs, nurses, rescuers and crisis counselors are highly trained

How to Manage Anxiety Levels at Work

By Jim Woods It’s completely normal to feel stressed about work from time to time. Maybe you’re giving a big presentation to an important client or you’re working on a project with a tight deadline. You may even have a micromanaging boss. Wherever you are, if you feel anxious at work, you’re not alone. Research

Mental Health and Women: Why Gender Matters

Mental health issues are a challenge for both men and women. But, statistically speaking, women tend to develop psychological disorders at higher rates than men. For their book, The Stressed Sex: Uncovering the Truth About Men, Women and Mental Health, Oxford Professor of Clinical Psychology Daniel Freeman, PhD, and his brother, Jason Freeman, researched 12

How to Know When to Choose Detox

By Becca Owens What Is Detox? Detoxification, or detox, is a period of time that the body has been given to allow all foreign substances to exit while also managing withdrawal symptoms. On its own, detox is not drug treatment. However, it is the necessary first step in any recovery program before a patient can

What Are the Benefits of Gender-specific Treatment, and When Is It Right for You?

By Patti Richards Women tend to put the needs of others ahead of their own even when it concerns emotional wellness. Women are unusually adept at coping, and the need to push through is often more important than getting answers. The World Health Organization reports some staggering statistics describing the state of women’s mental health

Life Starts Again: Hope for Addicted Vets With PTSD

Our nation’s veterans have multiplied over the years and others earn that status every day. Many who served in the Persian Gulf War find themselves now in mid-life. Frequently, veterans don’t take the time to heal after their selfless service to their country. Many end up not only physically injured, but also mentally wounded from

Anxiety Isn’t In Your Head

It’s a fact that most people are not as understanding about mental health issues as they are about other diseases. Anxiety is one of those disorders that often finds sufferers looked down on or misunderstood. Frustrated friends and family wonder why they can’t just “get over it.” Well-meaning loved ones try to reason it away

Stigmatizing Mental Illness

It’s a stigma that is reinforced regularly on TV dramas and on the national news: The mentally ill are dangerous and violent. Where did this idea originate? Those behind mass shootings or other violent crimes may be found to be suffering from some form of mental health disorder, and the ongoing news coverage can leave

Nutrition’s Role In Recovery

We begin learning about good nutrition in school. We use pictures of healthy foods to figure out how to put together balanced meals. Messages from “food is fuel” to “you are what you eat” drove the message home. When addiction is at play, nutrition and health are not a priority. Most people don’t get enough