Dealing with ADD/ADHD in Adulthood

Dealing with ADD/ADHD in Adulthood

ADD/ADHD and Adults People often associate attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) with children and adolescents but it can also affect young adults and adults. While ADD/ADHD is a commonly diagnosed mental health condition, it...
Maintaining Sobriety While Away at College

Maintaining Sobriety While Away at College

Sobriety in Dorm or Greek Life Managing your daily school schedule, study time, work, exercise, friends, the picky RA, money and some sleep can be a doozy! The popular narrative is that college is filled with a lot of partying and little studying. If you are a...
Healing the Herd Through Equine Therapy

Healing the Herd Through Equine Therapy

How Equine Therapy Increases Self-Compassion and Self-Awareness Self-compassion and self-awareness are improved through equine therapy because both horses and humans are based in the herd instinct (tribe, band, family, etc). Without the herd, isolation is fatal. The...
October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Addiction Affects Us All On September 28, 2018, the President declared October  “National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.” This comes a year after the White House declared a nationwide Public Health Emergency. Earlier this year, The Crisis Next Door blog was...
Alaska: Lessons in Recovery

Alaska: Lessons in Recovery

Heading North to Alaska I relate to what Queen Elizabeth II wrote: “…we sometimes think the world’s problems are so big that we can do little to help. On our own, we cannot end wars or wipe out injustice, but the cumulative impact of thousands of small acts of...
Meth: An Unwelcome Comeback

Meth: An Unwelcome Comeback

How Meth Takes Over Everything Methamphetamine, or meth, is a stimulant drug that is chemically similar to amphetamine [a drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, a sleep disorder]. Other common names for methamphetamine...
A Thin Line: Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder

A Thin Line: Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder

The Tightrope Between Binge Drinking, Heavy Drinking, and Alcohol Use Disorder No one takes their first drink with the intention of developing a problem. Most of us just wanted to have a good time and unwind. But when does a good time stop and trouble start? In a...
Empathic Equine Therapy at D’Amore Healthcare

Empathic Equine Therapy at D’Amore Healthcare

How Horses Demonstrate Empathy Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Horses are sensitive, feeling-oriented prey animals. Because of this, their survival depends on their ability to sense any incongruence in their...
Maternal Mental Health and Postpartum Depression

Maternal Mental Health and Postpartum Depression

New Moms: Take Care of Your Maternal Mental Health   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 10 women experience symptoms of depression in their lifetime. For new moms experiencing postpartum depression (PPD), that climbs to 1 in 7. There are...
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