August 23, 2020
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Slip vs. Relapse in Recovery: What’s the Difference?

Slips and relapses are constant obstacles during recovery from an addiction of any kind. No matter what substance or practice that someone is addicted to, there will be urges to revert back to addictive and destructive practices. While someone should establish coping strategies to deal with these urges early on, there is always a chance that someone will experience a slip or relapse in their recovery. Even if this is the case, there is always a way to get back on track with recovery. Understanding slips and relapses, and what to do when you relapse, can help each person set appropriate personal strategies for their recovery going forward. Even if […]
August 20, 2020
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Opiate Addiction: How Quickly Can You Get Addicted?

Addiction is a complicated topic, as it can take many forms and express itself differently depending on each individual person. There are an innumerable number of factors that go into determining if someone is addicted. Some people may try something once and not feel the urge to return to it, while others may find themselves thinking about using a substance again soon after they are introduced to it. With so many different environmental and biological factors at play, it is common to wonder if drugs like heroin are addictive after one use. Different drugs will also have different levels of addiction, with opiates, especially heroin, being some of the most […]
August 16, 2020
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Withdrawal Insomnia: How to Sleep During Opiate Withdrawals

Withdrawal from opiates is a difficult, but necessary, step in addiction recovery. Regardless if someone is in recovery from heroin or prescription opiates, addictions can develop. Addressing these addictions is a complicated matter that involves detoxing one’s body, and experiencing the uncomfortable world of withdrawal. Withdrawal’s symptoms can affect someone on both a physical and mental health level, and their effects are felt for a long period of time. While knowing how long withdrawal will last can vary from person to person depending on many factors — such as frequency of use, time addicted, how much was used at one time, and biological and genetic components — it is common […]
August 13, 2020
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Dual Diagnosis: Addiction’s Influence on Bipolar Rage

Bipolar disorder is a very intense, very difficult mental health disorder to address, and can cause many issues for someone just trying to go about one’s own daily routine. Those who suffer from bipolar disorder can experience rapid mood swings, causing seemingly innocuous situations to be seen through drastic and changing emotional states. Due to this nature, some may turn to alcohol or drugs in an attempt to self-medicate. However, bipolar disorder and drug addiction or alcohol addiction do not mix, and addiction can often exacerbate the effects, emotional state, and well-being of someone suffering from bipolar disorder, especially when it comes to cases involving bipolar rage. Learning about this […]
August 6, 2020
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Mental Disorders, Addiction, and Art: Representation and Therapy

Mental health disorders and addiction have a very complex relationship. Someone suffering from an addiction of any kind can create an unstable and difficult emotional state, while someone suffering from anxiety, depression, or any other mental health disorder may look to drugs or alcohol in order to help them ease their pains. In recovery, it is important to address both the mental health and addiction aspects simultaneously in order to pursue a holistic recovery. However, a key part of recovery is voice. Expressing the complex emotional state of someone who suffers from anxiety, depression, or an addiction of any kind is a difficult task for anyone to undertake as words […]
July 28, 2020

National Fraternal Order of Police Names Chateau Recovery a Preferred Treatment Center

Chateau Recovery and the National Fraternal Order of Police recently announced their partnership to provide American police officers and law enforcement members with effective treatment for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health and/or substance abuse issues.  Chateau Recovery is now a recommended and preferred treatment center for members of the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). The FOP, the largest law enforcement labor organization in the U.S., will recommend Chateau Recovery’s Trauma Behind the Badge First Responder Program to its members, police officers, and law enforcement suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues.  The Trauma Behind the Badge program is designed to address and treat the underlying trauma […]