While addiction falls under the umbrella of mental health disorders, there is no avoiding the fact that it severely impacts the body as well as the brain. Drugs and alcohol can cause damage to multiple essential systems, from the heart and blood vessels to the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Individuals who struggle with addiction are also known to neglect their health and wellness as they become completely focused on the
As the year begins to fade and a new one draws near, we often worry about what we have completed but end up focusing on what we have not. We didn’t get the grade we wanted in that class we took. We didn’t get the promotion we had hoped for. We didn’t check off each and every goal we made for ourselves at the beginning of the year. But, what
“Mindfulness is not designed to take you away from the difficulties in your life, but to help you accommodate them more comfortably,” Planet Mindful reminds their readers in an article titled, “Learning to live with yourself.” We’ll reiterate that because it is just so extremely important: mindfulness doesn’t take away your problems, it helps you deal with them. If you’re going into mindfulness thinking you will be absolved of your problems, you’re
Stress is a tricky thing that we all deal with, especially during this time of year. There’s the hustle-bustle of the holiday season, then the stresses that the new year brings. During the holiday season, we struggle to get the family together and have a good time. We stress about these things more then we should. Then, once it’s over, there’s a vast, empty void. We try to fill that
Exercise has fantastic benefits for your mind and body. You don’t have to push yourself to your limits to see results, either. Simple exercises can have monumental results when it comes to reducing anxiety. Besides reducing anxiety, exercise can be beneficial in reducing stress and fatigue, while improving cognitive functioning. Exercise can be so beneficial because of the endorphins that are released during physical activities. Here are two different walking
Everyone has negative thoughts. Not everyone knows how to manage these negative thoughts, however. Managing negative thoughts is an essential part of maintaining your mental health. Pinnacle Recovery wants to help you learn how to manage your negative thoughts so you can live an even better life. Read on below to learn more. Check for evidence When you have a negative thought, the first thing you should do is check
Empathy is a trait that not everyone has. Having empathy means understanding the feelings of others and being able to share their feelings. Empaths are often highly sensitive people. They feel many things, and they feel them deeply. Highly sensitive people, according to Lauren Steward, says that many empaths are introverts. Stewart, a therapist who practices with highly sensitive people, tells Planet Mindful that empaths tend to get overwhelmed easily,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a well-known type of talk therapy that can be beneficial for those with mental illnesses or substance use disorders. The goal of CBT is to help the individual understand how their thoughts impact their actions. There are three pillars of CBT, which are identification, recognition, and management. Read more below to learn more about the three pillars of CBT. Identification The first pillar of CBT
A few days ago, we posted an article about common anxiety signs. If these signs resonated with you, you might be wondering how you can reduce your anxiety. Even if you don’t have a diagnosable disorder, you probably get stressed or nervous over certain things. Use these tips to help ease your anxiety (Prevention Guide, Brenza and Rockwood). Day 1: Sleep Anxiety and sleep go hand in hand. The less
Those who have experienced trauma often need extra layers of support. You may not be able to see their wounds, but they are there. Hidden beneath that wide smile is pain — lots of it. It’s only right that you know how to help your loved one that has experienced trauma. It can be hard to know what they need. That’s why we’re here today. Pinnacle Recovery is going to
- Before coming to Pinnacle my life was hopeless as well as less meaningful. Here I was able to focus on core issues and learn how to manage. Pinnacle helped save my life. I am so grateful for the clinical staff and day and night staff. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
- Food was great! I loved Natalie. She was a lifesaver literally. Loved the activities and felt they were a big part of seeing I could have sober fun. Staff was amazing, loved them all. Brad was very helpful to my recovery and talked me off the ledge several times. Joel helped me out a lot and was crucial to my recovery. Pinnacle is the best place ever. Pinnacle gave me hope again or at least a glimmer of it in the darkness of my life at the time I entered treatment. I felt very loved and welcomed by staff and clients and never once felt judged. I was scared of entering a rehab after a bad experience at my first treatment center. Upon arrival at Pinnacle that fear quickly melted away. If I had a friend or family member who needed treatment I would ONLY recommend Pinnacle.
- Pinnacle Recovery gave me another chance at life. A chance to create and find a better life for me, so that I could create and find the life I always wanted for myself. I owe my life to this program and the amazing people involved in it. Words cannot express how grateful I am and how blessed I feel to have been given this opportunity. Pinnacle allowed me the opportunity to become a better person and a better man. I've grown not only in recovery from my addiction, but I can confidently say that I left Pinnacle a better person and am continuing to grow each and every day. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional and that's exactly what pinnacle enabled me to do, grow.
- Words cannot express how grateful I am for all you have done for me. I really do owe my life to you. I was swallowed up in the depths of depression when I got to pinnacle. My will to live life was nonexistent. I did not have any hope for the future and you carried me out of the depths through self discovery. Thank you for being so understanding of my shortcomings. I sincerely apologize for breaking the rules and causing you additional stress and problems. You helped me learn from my mistakes and come to a better knowledge of my many addictions and gave me tools to cope with them. The harshest reality I've had to come to terms with is, the monstrous disease of addiction and mental illness will never leave me. It will be an ongoing battle to keep my sobriety and sanity and the work does not end when I leave the safety of the gates of Pinnacle. Thank you for giving me a firm stable foundation to build on and showing me I do not need to let it cripple me and that it is possible to have a happy and fulfilling life. I thank my heavenly father every night for the opportunity I had to come to Pinnacle. You are doing a marvelous work in this world and I appreciate your efforts.