7 Simple Ways Family Calls Are Key To Success
Weekly Family Phone Calls Triple Divide Lodge believes that keeping families connected is very important. That’s why our clients are encouraged to call home, even in their first week. We don’t practice an initial “blackout” period with them. Typically our residents call home the first week upon arrival to the program, and then can call on a weekly basis. We have always offered weekly phone or video
National Recovery Month: A Time to Heal
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five American adults lives with a mental health condition. September is National Recovery Month, and this year’s theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.” The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which sponsors Recovery Month, is using the slogan to encourage people to speak up about their mental
Is A Wilderness Treatment Center Right For Me?
Mental health issues are becoming increasingly prevalent in our society. Whether it is due to the increased stressors of modern life or better diagnostic tools used by trained professionals, it is obviously something that needs to be addressed more overall. There are many different types of therapy, exercises, and medications that can help improve or address mental health concerns. One of the more exciting ones
Does Rock Climbing Affect Mental Health?
Rock Climbing and Mental Health While rock climbing is not your everyday sport like soccer and basketball it is still celebrated around the world with an avid following. The basics are that you use a harness and ropes to scale a rock wall either in the wilderness or there are plenty of manufactured versions at gyms across the country that use rubber handholds affixed to a
Substance Abuse and the Developing Mind
The human brain is still maturing significantly during adolescence and young adulthood. Given that the brain is still developing, it may help to explain why adolescents struggle with healthy decision-making and why this poses concerns for their health and safety. Emerging Patterns Prior to entering the adolescent stage of development, the brain adds a considerable amount of connections between brain cells. Around the ages of 11-12, the
The Scary Truth About Drug & Alcohol Abuse in Teenagers
For many teenagers partaking in drug or alcohol use is a way to “fit in” or be cool to their peers. Many teens begin using substances as a result of peer pressure or curiosity and are not as concerned with the potential risks of these substances. Some teens may try these substances a few times and stop, but others may decide they want to continue