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Depression

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 26, 2019 Updated: November 16, 2021 Depression is real and debilitating. It is far more than simple sadness. It changes how we live, how we think and how we view the world. Many people describe it as an echoing emptiness or…

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Stigma

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 21, 2019 Updated: May 10, 2021 Stigma comes in many forms. Sometimes, it’s clear. A co-worker or family member might tell us to “just get over it.” Or a supervisor might question a sick day taken for mental health or recovery…

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Resilience

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 21, 2019 Updated: May 11, 2021 Life can be overwhelming and confusing. The range of human emotion is vast and uncontrollable. We feel what we feel. We can experience joy and fear and rage and love in the spread of a…

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Distraction

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 19, 2019 Updated: May 11, 2021 Have you ever noticed that when you are wrapped in doing something you love that time passes in a blink? Isn’t it amazing that when you are watching your favorite show the end comes before…

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Isolation

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 18, 2019 Updated: May 10, 2021 In the United States, self-sufficiency and individualism are the pinnacles of achievement. They are the cornerstones of our society. Often, we hear people described as “self-made” with a certain amount of awe. We are taught,…

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Cravings

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 16, 2019 Updated: May 11, 2021 Cravings can be one of the hardest parts of recovering from addiction. In the beginning, detox takes up all of our attention partly because it is the first step to recovery. At the end of…

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Blame and Responsibility

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 14, 2019 Updated: March 31, 2020 One of the first things we learn recovery is that addiction is an illness and because of it, we lost control of certain parts of our lives. Still, we must take responsibility for the things…

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The Medical Model

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 13, 2019 Updated: December 1, 2021 The first thing people need to know about addiction when they enter recovery is that it is a complex and complicated disease that requires a multi-pronged approach to treatment. It has nothing to do with…

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Vulnerability

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 13, 2019 Updated: May 11, 2021 No one likes to feel vulnerable. It is a wide-open feeling that many mistake for weakness. People like to think they control their lives and when they feel vulnerable, they feel like someone or something…

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