How Can Men with Co-Occurring Disorders Stay Sober?

How Can Men with Co-Occurring Disorders Stay Sober?

Mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, dementia, and others are more common than people think. What people do not realize is that many times this coincides with a substance use disorder. In order to treat both conditions, an integrated approach should be taken which may involve a team of counselors, case managers, psychiatrists and therapists.…

The Manliness of Mindfulness: How to Embrace Mindful Practices

The Manliness of Mindfulness: How to Embrace Mindful Practices Mindfulness meditation is the practice of focusing attention thoughts and feelings without judgment. Practicing mindfulness can bring physical, psychological, and social benefits. Cultivating compassion builds an overall healthier perspective on the self and life. Men practice high levels of mindfulness but compassion may be removed from…

The Importance of Understanding Healthy Masculinity

The Importance of Understanding Healthy Masculinity

The Importance of Understanding Healthy Masculinity One of the broad conversations happening lately is around the topic of masculinity. More specifically, masculine behavior and beliefs that define men. A healthier perspective to take is one that focuses on how the traditional view of masculinity is defined so much by cultural, what’s popular, what’s hot now,…

Recovery Strategies For How To Deal With Depression

Recovery Strategies For How To Deal With Depression

Individuals who suffer from depression or other psychological disorders often attempt to treat or escape from those problems with drugs and alcohol. Self-medication provides a temporary respite from potentially crushing mental problems that can interfere with simple daily tasks. When those individuals seek treatment for their drug or alcohol abuse, they can overcome their dependence…

What is psychological addiction treatment

What Is Psychological Addiction?

Psychological addiction may not given much credence in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the “DSM”), but individuals who suffers from these addictions often experience obsessions and withdrawal symptoms that mirror the experiences of substance abusers who are physically and chemically addicted to drugs or alcohol. Addictions to shopping, gambling, sex and the internet…