When we have suffered a variety of addictions and traumas, our body and mind create imbalances in our biochemistry. We may have brain chemistry and hormonal imbalances. Your body can go through some damage when you are suffering from trauma, PTSD and substance abuse of alcohol or drugs for a period of time. It is helpful to get a medical exam and lab work to determine the extent of any biochemical imbalance or physical damage. In this center you will learn about eating well, thinking well and moving well to restore your body and emotions to balanced health and well-being.
Our Health & Wellness Center provides updated information on:
- Recovery Issues
- High Risk Behaviors
- Domestic Violence
- Healing Trauma
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Dual Disorders or Co-Occurring Disorders
- Creating Balance
- Preventing Relapse
- Women & Children’s Health issues
- Treatments and Therapies
- Pain Relief (Natural methods)
- Sleep Disturbance
- Holistic, Complementary, Alternative or Natural Health Information & Remedies
- Products & Research
- Wellness and Self-Care Information, Resources, Products & Research
- Mental Health & Emotional Health
- Loss and Grief
- Free Screenings
- Mindfulness and Meditation
- Importance of Nutrition & Healthy/Healing Foods
- Staying on Track with a Coach
- Program Resources
- Products to Improve Health, Nutrition, Fitness & Wellness
You will meet our Dr. Russ, Chef Rae and Fitness expert Joyce who will help you with better food, fitness and wellness tips to promote healing and maintain a healthy recovery. Learning about how our body and mind may have been affected and options of care for those symptoms and conditions can be found here.
We want to help you to be more informed and proactive about your health and wellness as you work on your recovery. In this section, our Health & Wellness Center provides updated information on:
Partnership for a Drug-free America most comprehensive site on different types of drugs
Trends in Drug Use Among College Students National Institutes on Drug Abuse
Photos of what specific types of drugs look like Partnership for a Drug-free America
Drug Free America
Most comprehensive site on different types of drugs
Mental Health Resources
Antidepressants: What You Need to Know About Depression Medication
(Copyright © HelpGuide.org) — This publication describes how antidepressants work, including information about effectiveness and withdrawal. It lists the different types of antidepressants available and also describes the available treatment alternatives.
Depression – St. John’s Wort and Depression
This fact sheet has information about St. John’s Wort, a popular herb being used by the public today to treat mild depression. This publication includes information on the FDA’s role to monitor the use of this herb, how St. John’s Wort works, how it is used to treat depression, and a drug interaction advisory.
Depression: How Medicines Can Help
(Copyright © AAFP) – This fact sheet addresses common questions and concerns regarding the role of antidepressants in treating depression: options for treatment, how to chose an antidepressant, common side effects and how to tell if the medication is effective. Included are resources for more information.
Medications for Anxiety Disorders
(Copyright © ADAA) — This fact sheet contains information about what to ask your doctor before taking medication for anxiety disorders, side effects, where to find financial assistance, and more. It also links to information for parents and a medications chart with information about the drugs available.
Mental Health Medications
A booklet designed to help mental health patients and their families understand how and why medications can be used as part of treatment of mental health problems.
Nutrition and Mental Health
Exercise and Mental Health
Sleep and Mental Health
Stress and Mental Health
Military Sexual Trauma (Getting Help)
If you’ve experience MST, or IPV as a result of MST, you can contact your nearest VA facility to speak with the MST coordinator. Every VA facility has providers knowledgeable about treatment for the aftereffects of MST. Many have specialized outpatient mental health services focusing on sexual trauma. If you are not comfortable, or feel that you can’t gp through the V.A., there are many trauma centers and programs that can help. Give us a call to see if we can help.
A Consumer’s Guide to Mental Health Services: Decade of the Brain NIH — This page is a guide to locating mental health services. Many individuals who are looking for help for themselves or a loved one ask the same questions. It contains some of the most commonly asked questions and their answers.
Action Steps for Improving Women’s Mental Health and Women’s Health: What It Means to You — These two reports outline specific action steps for health care professionals to address the burden of mental illness on women’s lives, & address the stigma associated with mental health. They include info on the signs & symptoms of mental illness and solutions for preventing and coping with mental illness.
Building Self-Esteem: A Self-Help Guide — This publication provides information, ideas, and strategies to relieve and prevent troubling feelings and symptoms.
Mental Health (Copyright© NOAH)— This Web site provides links to online publications with in depth information about various mental health issues and disorders; the symptoms, causes and treatment options.
Mental Health: What’s Normal, What’s Not (Copyright © Mayo Foundation) — Deciding what’s normal mental health and what’s not is tricky. See how feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, as well as culture and society, determine what’s normal and what’s not.
Mental Illness in the Family: Recognizing the Warning Signs and How to Cope (Copyright © MHA) This pub. explains what mental illnesses are, how to recognize them & what treatments are available.
The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America — This fact sheet describes statistics on mental disorders in the United States, such as depression, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. It also includes information on the economic costs of mental illness.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), SAMHSA, OPHS, HHS
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, SAMHSA, HHS
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH, HHS
National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, HHS
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Americans with Disabilities Act and Mental Illness
Money and Housing
Ticket to Work Program
Getting and Paying for Health Care
Americans With Disabilities Information Line
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Council for Disability Rights
National Disability Rights Network