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Young Adults and Bipolar Disorder

Young Adults and Bipolar Disorder Young Adults and Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is prevalent among young adults and adults. It is estimated that around 4.4% of adults experience bipolar disorder at some point in their lives. Bipolar disorder signs and symptoms typically start in early adulthood, and one’s late teen years.  Though children and adults can have this disorder, it is more likely to find […]

How Undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder Can Lead to Addiction

How Undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder Can Lead to Addiction How Undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder Can Lead to Addiction

Bipolar disorder is commonly known for constant and unusual mood swings. However, many people go undiagnosed, thinking their mood swings are typical. Undiagnosed bipolar disorder can lead to other mental health problems and addiction. Many people with undiagnosed bipolar disorder self-medicate to reduce their symptoms, not knowing they have bipolar disorder. The practice of self-medication […]

Why Food Addiction Is More Serious Than You Think

Why Food Addiction Is More Serious Than You Think Why Food Addiction Is More Serious Than You Think

Food addiction is one of the most misunderstood and maligned addictions. It’s easy to see why. Food is necessary for survival. How can someone be addicted to something they need? Drug, tobacco, and alcohol addictions are so prevalent that we’ve become desensitized to the terms. As a result, food addiction is kept secret and carries […]

Understanding Sex Addiction

Understanding Sex Addiction Understanding Sex Addiction

How can someone be addicted to sex? That’s a good question. Even mentioning the term “sex addiction” can elicit snickers. That’s completely understandable. Sex is still difficult to discuss; it’s private and embarrassing.  A common belief is that a person can only get addicted to drugs, tobacco, or alcohol. The opioid addiction crisis has taken […]

The Benefits of a Professional Intervention for Addiction

The Benefits of a Professional Intervention for Addiction The Benefits of a Professional Intervention for Addiction

When all attempts to help your loved one end their addiction have failed, it may be time to call a professional. An interventionist is trained in how to conduct an intervention effectively. Like a movie director or a wedding planner, they know every detail and procedure involved in performing an intervention.  Untrained individuals do not […]

How to Have Hope in Recovery

How to Have Hope in Recovery How to Have Hope in Recovery

Early interventions, quality treatment, and family support can improve the speed and effectiveness of treatment. However, without a positive mental outlook, the results of treatment might not result in lasting changes. Recovery does not end after rehabilitation. Progress in recovery may sometimes feel tedious or impossible to maintain. A New Hope Recovery can help families […]

How to Find Professionals in Recovery You Can Trust

How to Find Professionals in Recovery You Can Trust How to Find Professionals in Recovery You Can Trust

Some individuals may have difficulty reaching out for help with substance use disorder (SUD), process addictions, and related mental health conditions. Families and friends of individuals experiencing substance misuse want their loved ones to have the best treatment possible. However, sometimes it can be hard to know where to look for reliable and effective recovery […]

Coping With Shame in Addiction

Coping With Shame in Addiction Coping With Shame in Addiction

Internalized stigmas can cause some people to refuse help for their substance use disorder (SUD). Family or social expectations can cause individuals to feel shame, regret, or fear when they consider reaching out for help. Unfortunately, this shame can prevent people from seeking treatment, which may be necessary to help them recover from substance misuse […]

Importance of Family Involvement and Family Education

Importance of Family Involvement and Family Education importance-of-family-involvement-and-family-education

Individuals experiencing substance use disorder (SUD) or mental health issues benefit from family support before, during, and after treatment. If someone you love is in recovery, you can help them heal by educating yourself about their condition. The realities of substance misuse and mental health disorders can surprise family members and friends. Truly understanding what […]

How to Support Friends Who Struggle With Mental Illness

How to Support Friends Who Struggle With Mental Illness How to Support Friends Who Struggle With Mental Illness

Close friends are in a unique position to provide support to individuals living with mental illness. In fact, friends may see warning signs and recognize potentially problematic changes in behavior before family members. However, you may not know how to support your friend in a respectful and effective way. Watching them struggle with mental health […]