Summer seasonal depression: 7 tips

Summer Seasonal Depression: 7 Tips

By Heights Treatment | June 20, 2022

Summer seasonal depression is a real thing. It is also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), summer blues, or Reverse SAD. According to Mental Health America, 5% of Americans are diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder, most being affected in the winter and summer months. Also, four out of five people with SAD are women. Many Americans look…

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Channeling yoga for addiction and healing

Channeling Yoga for Addiction and Healing

By Heights Treatment | June 13, 2022

Reports show yoga is popular in America. The most common reasons for practicing yoga are stress, trauma relief, and becoming more flexible. Alternatively, yoga for addiction is used as a treatment option for those suffering from an alcohol disorder or drug misuse. Currently, there are 36 million Americans practicing yoga and 100,000 registered yoga teachers.…

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Family roles in addiction for recovery

Family Roles in Addiction for Recovery

By Heights Treatment | June 6, 2022

It’s true when you hear people say their family played a role in their addiction. Everyone affected by addiction plays a part in either helping them maintain their addiction or recovery. But, how do we define family roles in addiction for recovery, and what effects do they have? 6 Types of Family Roles in Addiction…

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9 signs you might be addicted to sex

9 Signs You Might be Addicted to Sex

By Heights Treatment | May 24, 2022

The Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM5), created by the American Psychiatric Association, does not list sex addiction or being addicted to sex as a diagnosable mental health disorder. However, it exists and is a real problem for many Americans. Research suggests between 5% and 7% of Americans are affected by an addiction to…

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10 strategies for substance abuse prevention

10 Strategies for Substance Abuse Prevention

By Heights Treatment | May 16, 2022

Whether you are trying to practice substance abuse prevention for the first time or preventing relapse, there are strategies to help. Like overcoming any other physical or mental health condition, it takes effort. If you aren’t constantly trying to stay sober, small triggers start to build upon one another, and eventually, they overpower you. Millions…

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Exploring an outpatient treatment program for addiction

Exploring an Outpatient Treatment Program for Addiction

By Heights Treatment | May 9, 2022

Have you been contemplating seeking treatment for a substance use disorder but can’t go to an inpatient detox or rehab? Consider an outpatient treatment program for addiction. Treatment centers recognize not everyone that needs help during early recovery can spend weeks away from home at an inpatient program. They also recognize there is no one-size-fits-all…

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Gambling Addiction Symptoms, Types, and Treatment

Gambling Addiction Symptoms, Types, and Treatment

By Heights Treatment | May 2, 2022

The National Center for Responsible Gaming reports one percent of the population has a severe gambling problem. They also state that most people with a gambling disorder have other psychiatric or substance abuse disorders with gambling addiction symptoms resembling some of the same criteria for substance abuse. Gambling disorders affect people of all ages, including teens and…

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What is high functioning depression

What is High Functioning Depression?

By Heights Treatment | April 26, 2022

What is high functioning depression? Many people often confuse or misuse this term for persistent depressive disorder (PDD). Today, we’ll take a look at what high functioning depression really is, how it’s related to persistent depressive disorder, symptoms, causes, and treatment. Different Types of Depression, Different Symptoms It is possible for two people to have…

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What is alcohol dementia

What is Alcohol Dementia?

By Heights Treatment | April 18, 2022

According to research, alcohol is a preventable risk factor for dementia, especially early-onset dementia. The study found that 57% of those with dementia were heavy drinkers. Alcoholic dementia was once referred to as alcohol-induced major neurocognitive disorder and can negatively affect your ability to think, store and recall memories, make good decisions, and control impulses. Another…

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How long does nicotine withdrawal last

How Long Does Nicotine Withdrawal Last?

By Heights Treatment | April 11, 2022

Have you decided to stop smoking but struggling with the after-effects, or are curious to know how long does nicotine withdrawal last? Here’s what you should know. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five deaths each year is caused by cigarette smoking. The CDC reveals cigarette smoking can…

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