Mental Health

This mental health page has posts that talk about the struggles of dealing with a substance abuse disorder and a co-occurring mental health condition.

In Honor of World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10) and National Suicide Prevention Week (September 8-14)

September 5th, 2019|

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 800,000 people commit suicide every year across the globe. That breaks down to one person every 40 seconds. This is a worldwide problem. That is why honoring World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 and National Suicide Prevention Week from September 8-14 is so important. There is a lot happening in the Boise and Nampa, Idaho areas to raise awareness and to help prevent more deaths. Further statistics tell us that: For every adult who dies by suicide, there are 20 others attempting it. Suicide is the

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Liver Repair: How to Physically Heal from Alcohol Abuse

June 5th, 2019|

Depending on what stage you are in your alcoholism, you may have caused serious damage to your liver. You have heard the expression, “What’s done is done.” This is not always the case with your liver. Since this is one of the only regenerative organs by nature, it’s actually possible to physically restore it to the state it was in before problem drinking began. Can the Liver Repair Itself After Years of Drinking? The liver is your body’s only regenerative organ. You are probably aware of the fact that some lizards can regrow their

11 Benefits of Quitting Alcohol (Or Not Drinking At All)

June 4th, 2019|

Drinking alcohol is fun for a few years until the constant hangovers take hold. The benefits of quitting FAR outweigh the benefits of drinking. Quitting alcohol can feel impossible. It’s especially difficult for those who are addicted to it. Oftentimes, alcoholics feel as if, for them, there is no life without booze. Despite all of the negative side effects it has on their life, they continue to drink. Unfortunately, too many people are stuck in the prison of alcoholism. As the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism tells us, more than 15 million

The Serenity Prayer and the Meaning of TRUE Acceptance

May 23rd, 2019|

"God, grant me the Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ~ theologian Reinhold Niebuhr Recovery and 12-Step Fellowship Meetings around the world often begin in the same way – with the assembled group reciting the Serenity Prayer together. Early on in rehab, newly-sober addicts and alcoholics are taught to recite this prayer whenever they feel overwhelmed or tempted. But what do these words – serenity, acceptance, courage, and wisdom really MEAN? Let's take a closer look at each. "Get the

How to Finally Stop the Cycle of Abuse

May 1st, 2019|

Physical abuse occurs every 20 minutes in the US by an intimate partner. Every year, more than 10 million men and women experience emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, and more. That’s 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men. During the cycle of abuse, the abuser will do everything they can to gain the power and control. All the tactics used are in an effort to make the victim subservient. Through the understanding and acceptance of the cycle of abuse, it can be treated. Getting help is the most important step which

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Introducing Northpoint Washington: Our Inpatient Addiction Treatment Facility in Edmonds, Washington

April 8th, 2019|

Ashwood Recovery is proud to announce the grand opening of Northpoint Washington on April 26, 2019. This is our new inpatient addiction treatment facility that’s opening in Edmonds, Washington. This new location will provide us with an opportunity to offer more intense addiction treatment care to Washington state residents. Drug and alcohol addiction rates are on the rise in America. Washington is one of the states that are heavily impacted. More addiction treatment centers and resources are needed to combat this issue and put a stop to this crisis. Northpoint is happy to do

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The Ultimate Guide to Romantic Relationships After Addiction

February 25th, 2019|

Sex, love, and dating are already complicated enough. Of course, things only get more complicated when addiction is added to the mix. Active addiction will destroy a romantic relationship every time. But a healthy, loving relationship with a recovering addict is possible. And if you’re a recovering addict yourself, don’t despair. By following the right precautions, you can successfully navigate the world of dating and find a thriving, supportive relationship. In this article, we’ll discuss tips for single people in recovery who are ready to date, the significant others of recovering addicts, and the

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October 27th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Nampa, Idaho

October 27th, 2018|

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is taking place in Nampa, Idaho on October 27, 2018. This event is an important one, and if you have old medications lying around your home, it is one you should not miss. Like many people, you probably keep your prescription pain pills and other drugs in a medicine cabinet. You may have a difficult time letting them go because you wonder, what if I need them later on? There are some very good reasons why you should not hang on to them, and we will cover those in

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‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly – 25 Tips For Staying Sober Over the Holidays

October 8th, 2018|

The holidays are right around the corner. To this, many will shout, “Cheers! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Others will, say, “Bah Humbug!” It really doesn’t matter which category you fall into. The reality is, the months of November and December can be a challenging time for people in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction. To help you along your recovery journey, we have put together a list of 25 tips to help you stay sober for the holidays. Here goes: "Get the help you need today. We offer

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