Woman struggling with different types of mental illness

How are Different Types of Mental Illness Related to Substance Abuse?

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that approximately 50% of people who have mental illness abuse drugs. In addition, 53 percent of drug abusers have one of the types of mental illness. Because mental health disorders and substance abuse are often seen together, it’s important for people seeking treatment to have cognitive behavior…

Woman who deals with chronic pain and opioids addiction

Chronic Pain and Opioids: The Basis for an Epidemic

In the United States, we have an epidemic of opioid addiction. Unfortunately, the problem often times originates innocently, and the addiction is unexpected. Experts can’t deny that there is a connection between chronic pain and opioids. However, there is also a correlation between those taking opioids for chronic pain and opioid addiction. The need for…

Group of people enjoying the benefits of hiking

What Are the Benefits of Hiking Therapy?

Addiction impacts many aspects of a person’s life, including physical health and well-being. With rehabs implementing new therapeutic approaches to recover, activities such as hiking and hiking therapy are now often offered to clients. But can hiking help with recovery? In short, yes, there are many benefits of hiking. Physical activity helps release endorphins, which…