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Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

There’s a lot to do when you’re recovering from addiction. There’s therapy, meetings, journaling, exercise, meditation, prayer, taking time to cook healthy meals, and many other things that may be included in your specific recovery plan. It’s also important to … Read More

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The Tyranny of Positive Thinking

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We seem to live in a society obsessed with optimism and gratitude. We’re often told about the power of positive thinking, to look on the bright side, and to have an attitude of gratitude. There are indeed benefits to feeling … Read More

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How Depression Looks Different in Men

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 17 million American adults experienced an episode of major depression in the past year. [https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml] Women are slightly more likely than men to experience depression–8.7 percent of women experienced depression … Read More

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3 Misdiagnosed Mental Health Issues

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than half of people with substance use disorders also have a co-occurring mental health issue such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, or PTSD. Getting treatment for co-occurring mental health issues … Read More

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What to Do About Your Temper

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Anger, in itself, is neither good nor bad. Anger can motivate us to solve a problem, leave a bad situation, or stand up for others. However, if you let your anger control you, it may lead to some terrible outcomes. … Read More

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Learning to Be Happy

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People thinking about getting treatment for addiction or people just starting out in recovery are often told by people with a long history of sobriety that they will be much happier sober but often, they can’t quite believe it. For … Read More

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Get Real with Your MD

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Very rarely does one acknowledge openly their addictions and any potential medical trouble that addiction has cause. A combination of shame and avoidances teaches us to underplay what substances have done to us; don’t let that get in the way … Read More