mental illness

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Fort Lauderdale Florida
May 8, 2022

Tips and Tricks to Help With Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Let’s face it; there are more and more reasons to be anxious each day. We’re still dealing with the effects of a…

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment Austin Texas
April 2, 2020

Maintaining Good Mental Health During the Pandemic

Many of us never anticipated that COVID-19 would have such a serious and concrete impact on our everyday lives. Since the federal…

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Self-Harm and Drug Addiction
February 20, 2020

The Lasting Scars of Self-Harm

Warning: The content in this article discusses distressing themes including self-harm and suicide, which some may find triggering. If you’re struggling or…

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Substance Abuse Treatment Austin
February 14, 2020

How are Substance Abuse and Self-Harm Related?

Warning: The content in this article discusses distressing themes including self-harm and suicide, which some may find triggering. If you’re struggling or…

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Addressing mental health and addiction among veterans
November 11, 2019

Thank You for Your (Lip) Service: Are We Doing Enough to Help Veterans with Addiction and Mental Health Issues?

Addiction and mental health issues continue to be a problem for our nation’s veterans. As we observe another Veterans Day, a 24-hour…

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Examining LGBTQ Addiction amid the workers' rights Supreme Court Case.
October 21, 2019

LGBTQ Workers, Mental Health and Addiction: What You Need to Know

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard an important LGBTQ workers’ rights case. It looked at whether federal laws barring sexual discrimination…

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Addressing Mental Illness Musicians
May 24, 2019

Addressing High Rates of Mental Illness in Musicians

A just-released study from Swedish digital music distributor Record Union suggests that about three-quarters of independent musicians suffer from symptoms of mental…

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Maintaining Balanced Mental Health in the Nursing Profession
May 7, 2019

Maintaining Balanced Mental Health in the Nursing Profession

Few, if any, professions faces as many challenges as nursing and its adjacent career fields. The nature of nursing involves navigating difficult…

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Recovery Unplugged celebrates our nursing staff during National Nurses Week 2019.
May 6, 2019

Recovery Unplugged Celebrates National Nurses Week

Today marks the first day of National Nurses Week 2019, an event organized by the American Nurses Association to observe the vital…

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Chris Cornell's wife is determined to help families avoid being needlessly torn apart by drug addiction.
February 27, 2019

Chris Cornell’s Widow Addresses Congress about Rocker’s Suicide and American Drug Addiction

Chris Cornell’s voice, arguably one of the most distinct and powerful in modern music, was tragically silenced in May 2017 after the…

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Examining the Link between Addiction and Suicide
June 11, 2018

Examining the Link between Addiction and Suicide

On the heels of the apparent suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain, the United…

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Stress in Recovery
January 15, 2018

The Impact of Stress in Recovery

We can’t see it, we can’t always identify it as a problem, but we can’t help but feel it. It’s a problem…

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World Mental Health Day and Dual Diagnosis Treatment
October 10, 2017

In Observance of World Mental Health Day

Today Recovery Unplugged recognizes and observes the 25th annual World Mental Health Day, an event established by the World Federation of Mental…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center A Lifelong Healing Resource: Examining the Ways Music Therapy Promotes Positive Mental Health throughout our Lives
April 11, 2017

How Music-Based Therapy Promotes Positive Mental Health

Recovery Unplugged has established its entire treatment philosophy based on the inherent healing properties of music-based therapy. We have seen first-hand how…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Decline In Mental Health Treatment Corresponds with Increased Suicide Rate
December 6, 2016

Decline In Mental Health Treatment Corresponds with Increased Suicide Rate

A report recently published by JAMA reveals a tragic, albeit unsurprising, correlation between the widespread reduction of mental health treatment resources and the collective increase in suicides across the country. The authors of the paper, which was published on November 3, 2016 on the JAMA website, asserted that the decline in access to non-forensic beds (those accessible to patients outside the criminal justice system) is contributing to the risks of violence, incarceration, homelessness, premature mortality, and suicide among patients with psychiatric disorders. They also assert that a “safe minimum” number of psychiatric beds is required to prevent or mitigate suicide attempts….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Remembering Our Addicted Veterans on Memorial Day
May 27, 2016

Remembering Our Addicted Veterans on Memorial Day

As we endeavor to observe another Memorial Day this weekend, Recovery Unplugged feels it appropriate and necessary to observe the widespread addiction and mental health issues plaguing our servicemen and women. The current rates of addiction and mental illness among our veteran population, to say nothing of the declining state of care we afford our vulnerable returning soldiers, mandates a new and more proactive approach to caring for this special contingent….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Taking Time On Veterans Day
November 11, 2015

Taking Time On Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day andRemembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center What is a Dissociative Disorder?
May 5, 2015

What is a Dissociative Disorder?

While the term may sound foreign, it is highly intertwined with drug and alcohol addiction and many times is the condition that must be treated in rehabilitation to help patients obtain sobriety. What is a dissociative disorder? According to Psych Central’s article, “In-Depth: Understanding Dissociative Disorders,” “Dissociation is a common defense/reaction to stressful or traumatic situations…1” that can become a disorder when a severe isolated trauma or a repeated trauma occurs, which “impairs the normal state of awareness and limits or alters one’s sense of identity, memory or consciousness. ” In short, if something bad happens to a person that is horrifying or occurs frequently, it can severely affect them mentally, emotionally and physically….

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