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Destination Hope COVID-19 Update May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

We are getting closer every day to seeing the end of this pandemic, but as we move forward it’s important to be cautious and considerate of how people are feeling. Mental health has never been more important during social distancing, as there is an abundance of evidence that links social isolation and loneliness to a number of disorders like depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. It’s very important that we remain a pillar of hope for those struggling through this difficult time.

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Staying Grounded (And Sober) During Times of Crisis

April 13, 2020

Times of crisis can easily lead to feeling out of control and it can even lead to difficulties in your recovery. Whatever that means for you being anxiety, depression or even craving, taking a few proactive measures can help you stay grounded and add some stability to see you through hard times.

Self Check-ins

Each day, or even more often if needed, pause for a few minutes to take stock of where you are emotionally.

Ask yourself two important and very simple questions:

  1. What am I feeling?
  2. What do I need?

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Anxiety on the Rise: Are Societal Pressures to Blame?

August 23, 2016

Anxiety is a word that's often tossed around too casually, used to refer to everyday worries or minor stress. In reality, anxiety disorders can be intense and debilitating—people who suffer from anxiety describe it as a constant, gripping fear or a sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach. Studies reveal that at least 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, and this number increases each year. (1) What could be responsible for the growing number of anxiety diagnoses in this country? In this article, we'll look at some of the societal pressures that contribute to anxiety. Pressure and Perfectionism…

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Anxiety and Addiction: When Trauma Enters the Mix

July 11, 2014

Anxiety and addiction can be seen among a number of female clients due to anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). More and more clients with PTSD and anxiety are seeking help for their dual diagnoses for traumas unrelated to war. Anxiety and addiction often occur hand in hand. Treating anxiety and addiction concurrently offers clients the best chances for recovery. Trauma, Anxiety and Addiction More and more clients are seeking treatment for anxiety and addiction. These are people who have been traumatized due to different circumstances and events. Treatment can be crucial, as these feelings often manifest in dangerous…

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Anxiety and Addiction: What Does a Panic Attack Look Like?

March 7, 2014

Anxiety and addiction very often appear hand in hand. One possible manifestation of anxiety and addiction is the panic attack. Learn what a panic attack is and what it looks like. Anxiety and addiction is one of the most common pairings for a dual diagnosis. A dual diagnosis is when a client has been diagnosed with both addiction and at least one accompanying mental health disorder. Dual diagnoses are quite common among female clients - another reason why drug rehab for women is such a great consideration for women with addiction. Drug rehab for women is equipped to handle dual…

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Beating Anxiety and Addiction over the Holidays

November 12, 2013

Anxiety and addiction can be especially difficult when the holiday season comes around. The holidays are a time for joyous celebrations, but they’re also associated with overindulging party guests, loneliness, stress from family gatherings and other such common woes. This is a difficult time of year but you can get through it successfully by minding key methods for staying strong and maintaining support. Anxiety and Addiction: A Killer Couple Anxiety and addiction are two forces that often present themselves hand in hand. It cannot necessarily be said that one causes the other, but they can exert a mutual influence, worsening…

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Are Anxiety and Addiction Ruining Your Career?

September 7, 2013

Anxiety and addiction are two fast and easy ways to ruin even the most established of careers. A host of performance, trust and professional issues tend to crop up in the workplaces of anxious and/or addiction-burdened individuals. Are you one of them? Maybe it’s time to consider counseling and/or rehab as a way to seek help. Sources of Anxiety & Addiction Your anxiety may be stemming from one or a combination of a number of factors including: stress, physical health, mental health and drug or alcohol addiction. Counseling can be a wonderfully effective method for realizing the source or sources…

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Understanding Mental Illness in Women

September 12, 2012

Mental illness in women is something that used to be a taboo topic a few decades ago.  Today, we know that mental illness affects men and women throughout the world.  We know that mental illness affects people differently and that like other health conditions, men and women have different risks, symptoms, and even different treatments. For example, while it is possible for men to develop breast cancer, the disease is exponentially higher among women.  This is the same for mental illness.  While men are at higher risk for certain mental illnesses, women are more likely to develop depression, anxiety and…

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Leann Rimes Enters Rehab for Stress and Anxiety Treatment

September 1, 2012

Singer LeAnn Rimes checked herself into a 30-day stress and anxiety treatment program shortly after her 30th birthday to deal with stress and anxiety issues. Although there have been rumors circulating about the possibility of Rimes seeking eating disorder treatment, her spokesman has denied that Leann Rimes will be receiving any treatment for an eating disorder or substance abuse, only that she has entered rehab for stress and anxiety treatment. Tabloids and magazines have questioned Leann Rimes' body image in the past several months, questioning whether the popular singer is suffering from an eating disorder.  Although Leann Rimes has never…

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Strong Women In Literature Who Defy Stereotypes of Anxiety, Depression

August 15, 2012

Anxiety and depression in women is a prevalent topic these days.  You can’t turn on the television without coming across a news story, a drama, or a sitcom that deals with anxiety or depression.  The fact is, we all experience these emotions.  They are natural and common - who hasn’t felt anxious at the first day of a new job or the prospect of a new opportunity?  Who hasn’t felt depressed after the loss of a loved one or a missed chance at happiness?  Unfortunately, many women are unable to find healthy ways to cope with these feelings and suffer…

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