The Benefits of Laughter Therapy in Healing

If you are moving through mental health treatment or treatment for substance abuse, the healing process can at times seem slow, isolating, and challenging. With the right type of treatment program and the right type of therapy, you can add a modern twist to your healing process. How? By capitalizing on the science of laughter. […]

Exploring Expressive Arts Therapy in Addiction Recovery

Scientific research has recently pivoted to the many benefits of holistic programs like expressive arts therapy in addiction recovery. But what is art therapy for addiction? Is it only something for artistic people, and what are its benefits?  What is Expressive Arts Therapy in Addiction Recovery? Addiction recovery art doesn’t need any type of skill […]

What Are the Signs of Drug Addiction?

If you or someone you love is struggling with mood swings, money problems, irritability, and similar symptoms, you might wonder if these changes represent symptoms of addiction. Some of the common symptoms of drug addiction are physical symptoms–which happen while under the influence or during withdrawal–and these can include shaking, chills, muscle pain, or cramps.  […]

How to Do a Drug Intervention

If someone close to you is struggling with addiction, one of the ways you can offer support is to learn how to hold a drug intervention. A drug intervention is an opportunity for loved ones to come together and express the ways in which addiction has affected them and the reasons why they love and […]

Coping Strategies for Dealing with Stress and Anxiety in Daily Life

Everyone deals with stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety are biological imperatives that keep you alive. For example, it is heightened adrenaline and stress that might cause you to pause when you hear an unfamiliar sound and wait to determine if that sound is an intruder in your home or your trash cans being knocked […]

Recovery During the Holidays: Navigating Triggers and Staying Sober

Recovery during the holidays can be challenging. Whether this is your first holiday season staying sober or your seventieth, the stress that comes from holiday events, traditions, family get-togethers, family fights, expectations, financial pressure, and more can make it difficult to avoid triggers, let alone stay sober. How to Maintain Recovery During the Holidays During […]

Overcoming Guilt and Shame in Addiction Recovery

A man feels ashamed.

Guilt and shame go hand in hand with addiction and recovery. Addiction affects the individuals with an addiction and those around them. Given this reach, clients who want to get help may have many sources of guilt and shame that they may want to overcome during addiction recovery. Read on to see how our addiction […]

The Role of Forgiveness in Addiction Recovery

A woman embraces her mother.

Addiction is a chronic condition, the effects of which can spread from the person with an addiction to their loved ones.  If you or someone close to you is struggling with addiction, you can increase the chances of recovery by offering and accepting forgiveness.  Why Forgiveness Matters If you don’t forgive yourself, you are more […]

The Family Impact of Addiction and Mental Health

The Family Impact of Addiction and Mental Health

In this exploration, we shine a light on the often-overlooked aspect of addiction and mental health disorders: their profound impact on families. Delving deep into the heart of family dynamics, we dissect the intricate web of challenges woven by substance abuse and mental health issues. From the subtle nuances of codependency to the intricate challenges […]

Finding Hope and Help for Drug Addiction at The Differents

Finding Hope and Help for Drug Addiction at The Differents

Living with drug addiction can be an isolating and overwhelming experience, both for the person struggling with substance abuse and their loved ones. However, there is hope, and there is help available. At The Differents, we are committed to providing comprehensive support and assistance for individuals and families dealing with addiction. Contact our addiction treatment […]