Category Archives: Mental Health

Boo! How to Overcome the Fears of Sobriety

October 15, 2020

October is notorious for ghouls, goblins, and ghosts galore—all things that scare us and can make sleeping at night a daunting task. In terms of “spookiness,” Hollywood-esque images of creepy … Read More

Co-Occuring Disorders: Why They’re Important to Recognize and Treat

June 5, 2017

This article was originally published on June 14, 2016 as “Demi Lovato’s Addiction and Bipolar Disorder: a Dual Diagnosis in Rehab” on the blog of The Cabin Chiang Mai It took … Read More

We Are Family: Loving a Person with Substance Use Disorder

May 2, 2017

How we got here Many of us know the feeling of anxiety that we get when we are concerned about a loved one’s substance use. That feeling of fear often … Read More

Keep Calm and Carry On: Helpful Reminders for Managing Holiday Stress

November 1, 2016

The holidays are rife with triggers. For many, they are indicative of jovial social events and spending time with family. For others they can be a lonely and isolating time. … Read More

5 Ways Yoga and Mindfulness Can Help Fight Addictions

December 17, 2015

By: James E. Groves, MD Original Source: Yoga combines both exercise and mindfulness (the practice of “non-judgmental attention to experience” in the present moment). Moderate to high intensity physical … Read More

Co-Occurring Disorders; A Delicate Treatment Balance

June 4, 2015

Addiction and mental illness often go hand in hand. Indeed, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) estimates that almost 9 million adults suffer from both addiction and mental … Read More

Understanding the Appropriateness of Outpatient versus Inpatient Residential Treatment

February 1, 2015

Many addiction treatment programs now have the option for patients to receive care either in an outpatient setting or residential/impatient setting. While they both constitute addiction treatment, they have very … Read More

The Challenges of The Holidays

December 23, 2014

The holiday season presents particular challenges to those suffering from substance abuse and addiction. While it would be ideal for the holidays to be a time of unfettered enjoyment, relaxation … Read More

Depression and Substance Abuse

August 16, 2014

With the recent passing of the popular and exceptionally talented comedian Robin Williams, a spotlight is once again shining directly on the issue of substance abuse and depression. And while … Read More