Check out the different articles we have on mental and emotional health. Our top tips on addiction recovery and preventing relapse.

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 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 […]
July 27, 2020
When to Seek Help With a Mental Illness

When to Seek Help With a Mental Illness

Acknowledging that there may be a mental health problem is a huge step. When to seek help with mental health can vary from situation to situation, but each person has a point where they may not be able to cope with their mental illness on their own. Being able to look objectively at someone’s own health and needs is profound. However, some people may be struggling with the stresses of daily life. The confusion that is created between stress and mental health disorders can lead to people not seeking the help that they need. The time at which someone decides it is time to seek professional help can vary from […]
July 13, 2020
How to Help Someone with a Mental Illness

How to Help Someone with a Mental Illness

Seeing a loved one suffer from a mental health disorder of any kind is a difficult sight, and it can be difficult to know how to help someone with a mental illness. While it can be tempting to jump in and try to make them feel better or rectify the situation, it is better to take account of the situation first. Jumping in without knowing the nature of the illness, proper techniques, or how the loved one will respond, can carry its own risks and may make the situation worse. Understanding the methods for providing proper support is paramount, especially when a loved one is suffering a very intense episode, […]
July 6, 2020
How to Overcome Addiction

How to Overcome Addiction

Addiction is a disease that affects a very large portion of the population. Addictions are often thought of as just pertaining to drugs and alcohol. While these substances are highly addictive and can lead to destructive consequences, there are many addictions that go unnoticed that also need to be addressed. Sex, gambling, porn, food, caffeine, and social media are just the beginning of an extensive list of potential addictions that someone can develop. However, each person who suffers from addiction will have to face a crossroads between continuing their practice with addiction or choosing to change it. Addiction is something that affects someone on a biological level, both in mental […]