Insight for the Journey: Understanding the Victim Mindset

A victim mentality can emerge following trauma or hardship. This mindset can include despair, lack of energy, and the inability to be proactive in critical situations. A similar frame of…

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Insight for the Journey: Living Intentionally, Living Haphazardly

Most people spend their entire lives living thoughtlessly and without aim. Your emotional and mental health problems may have caused you to be discouraged and feeling hopeless. Perhaps you have…

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Insight for the Journey: Developing Hope and Emotional Healing
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Insight for the Journey: Developing Hope and Emotional Healing

Chronic emotional problems and the need for treatment can often leave one discouraged. Difficult situations, failures, and past disappointments can be emotionally overwhelming and often become the reason to seek…

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Insight for the Journey: Overcoming Learned Helplessness

People struggling with substance use disorders, anxiety, and depression frequently complain about feelings of helplessness. They can point to a series of past life circumstances they had no control over.…

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Insight for the Journey: Addiction and Anxiety

Trying to Reduce Anxiety  In a co-occurring disorder treatment program, people come with a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues including social phobia and generalized anxiety. At first glance, it…

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Insight for the Journey: The Five R’s of Changed Thinking

Negative thoughts influence your feelings and actions and can drive your addiction. Automatic negative thoughts (ANTs for short) are those deeply-held, and often repeated, pessimistic thoughts that lead to intense…

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Insight for the Journey: Treatment Saves Lives

Substance-use and resulting substance use disorders (SUD) are hazardous to your health and come at a staggering cost. Individuals with a SUD have more social, medical, physical, psychological, financial, relational,…

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Insight for the Journey: Help for the Family, Part 2
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Insight for the Journey: Help for the Family, Part 2

This is the second of a two-part article on extending help to a loved one who has substance use and mental health problems. Concerned friends and family often find themselves…

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Insight for the Journey: Helping a Family Member, Part 1

This is the first of a two-part article on extending help to a loved one who has substance use and mental health problems. Concerned friends and family often find themselves…

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