Identifying A Drug Overdose

Identifying A Drug Overdose

If someone you know is suffering from a substance use disorder, it’s important to know what the warning signs are for a drug overdose. You can never be too prepared or too careful when it comes to questioning whether or not someone has overdosed. Look for these signs from the Recovery Research Institute when identifying a drug overdose.  Have the individual’s vitals been affected? Check the person’s pulse rate. Make


How Do I Deal With Someone Who Doesn’t Think My Addiction/Mental Illness Is Real?

How Do I Deal With Someone Who Doesn’t Think My Addiction/Mental Illness Is Real?

Even the most well-meaning people can have opinions that hurt us. Skeptics are all around us. They dedicate their lives to trying to prove that addictions and mental illnesses are fake. We try not to pay too much mind to them, but it’s hard to not want to disprove what they are saying. Most of the time, however, you can’t change these people’s minds. This doesn’t mean we play dead


How to Cope with a Loved One’s Addiction

How to Cope with a Loved One’s Addiction

Addiction takes a toll on everyone involved. Coming to terms with a loved one’s addiction can be difficult. The steps to take after learning about an addiction can be even more difficult if you are unaware of how to cope with this type of situation. Here are five important ways you can go about coping with and loving someone who has an addiction.   Get educated   Most people do


What Is Imposter Syndrome?

What Is Imposter Syndrome?

We all have something we are great at. We should be ultra-confident when it comes to our strengths. However, some people feel as though they are a fraud and they are worried and waiting that someone will “find out” that they aren’t as great as they really are. This is regarded as imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is when someone doubts their accomplishments so much so that they are worried people


Addiction And Anxiety

Addiction And Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses among American adults, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. For many people, anxiety disorders alter the individual’s ability to function properly. Because of this, many people with anxiety disorders often turn to drugs or alcohol to numb their anxious thoughts. This is proven to be the case, with the National Institute on Drug Abuse reporting that individuals diagnosed with an


What Is CBT?

What Is CBT?

Pinnacle Recovery offers different forms of therapy. You may be wondering what the differences are. CBT is short for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT is used with many different disorders, but specifically with anxiety disorders. “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts,” according to Psychology Today. “CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognitions


What We Can Learn From A Children’s Book — Part Two

What We Can Learn From A Children’s Book — Part Two

If you are just starting out on your recovery journey, you may be having trouble navigating through the tricky world of mindfulness. For some, mindfulness seems like a lofty idea that they cannot understand. Mindfulness can be beneficial to people of all ages; but, you must understand what mindfulness is for it to be beneficial to you. Mallika Chopra, author of Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, And More wrote a


What Is DBT?

What Is DBT?

There are a few different forms of therapy with a slew of different acronyms. It can be difficult to keep it all straight. DBT is short for Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Initially, DBT was used to treat borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat many other disorders, including substance use disorders.  “Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships,”


What We Can Learn From A Children’s Book — Part One

What We Can Learn From A Children’s Book — Part One

If you are just starting out on your recovery journey, you may be having trouble navigating through the tricky world of mindfulness. For some, mindfulness seems like a lofty idea that they cannot understand. Mindfulness can be beneficial to people of all ages; but, you must understand what mindfulness is for it to be beneficial to you. Mallika Chopra, author of Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, And More wrote a


What Are Some Small Things I Can Do For My Recovery?

What Are Some Small Things I Can Do For My Recovery?

Self-care isn’t selfish — it’s a necessary component needed to recover from a mental illness or addiction. To keep yourself on the road to recovery, you must participate in some form of self-care. Make yourself a priority by practicing a few of these things. Practice a healthy lifestyle In order to take care of your body and mind, there are a few things that you must do. This includes being


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