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4 Assumptions about Anxiety Which Are Actually Wrong

Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health problems? In fact, recent research shows that up to 1 in every 4 adults will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Anxiety disorders, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, are feelings of worry or fear that do not . . . . Continue Reading


6 Tips for the Adult Addict’s Mom

  Do NOT take responsibility for their addiction One part of being a parent that can be extremely difficult for the adult addict’s mom is to remember that their addiction is not your fault! While it is true that outside circumstances can sometimes contribute to the lack of healthy coping skills or the desire to . . . . Continue Reading


Mary J. Blige: Celebrity Recovery Stories

Mary J. Blige is a singer, songwriter, model, producer, and actress from The Bronx, New York. Not only is she a nine-time Grammy winner, she is also showing herself as a contender for Best Supporting Actress following her performance in the upcoming Netflix series Mudbound. She has released 13 studio albums since the early 90s with . . . . Continue Reading


Empowering Women through Trauma Resolution at The Orchid

The Orchid Ideology Trauma can be a result of numerous things. In some cases, trauma is a reaction to a catastrophic critical life-changing event. Many survivors of intense experiences such as a natural disaster or other life-threatening situations struggle with some degree of trauma. Other people who experience trauma are survivors of physical, emotional, verbal . . . . Continue Reading


Could Childhood Trauma Be Mistaken for ADHD?

Some experts say the effects of severe adversity may be misdiagnosed. What if your ADHD was really just a side effect of childhood trauma. It turns out, that could be a possibility. Exploring the Cause of Childhood Trauma Dr.  Nicole Brown of John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is on a mission to discover whether or . . . . Continue Reading


National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2017

According to the most current data available from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and other recent data: On average, almost 20 people per minute are physically abused in the US by an intimate partner. 10 million people a year are physically abused by an intimate partner 20,000 calls a day are placed to . . . . Continue Reading


Sex Trafficking in America Tragically Increased by Opioid Crisis

Did you know that trafficking of women and children in sexual exploitation is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world? Sex trafficking in America is part of a very real global issue destroying millions of lives and families every year. The opioid crisis still plagues the nation, and authorities are seeing a tangible connection . . . . Continue Reading


What Are the Signs of Codependency?

Codependency is a common attribute in recovery. It relates to the relationships you have with yourself and the relationship you have with others. Codependency is defined as: “a person belonging to a dysfunctional, one-sided relationship where one person relies on the other for meeting nearly all of their emotional and self-esteem needs. It also describes . . . . Continue Reading


Mary J. Blige Opens Up About Her Battles with Depression and Addiction

  Mary J. Blige, the artist dubbed “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” recently opened up about battling depression and addiction.  Blige has always been pretty open about her struggles. Whether it was her addiction, mental illness or childhood abuse, the singer has not been shy about the obstacles she’s overcome to get to where she is. In . . . . Continue Reading


The Truth About Psychological Trauma and Drug Addiction

The connection between trauma, victimization, and addiction are often overlooked when it comes to treating addiction. However, going to meetings and getting a sponsor is not enough to ensure a full recovery for everyone. For some, it is necessary to address the underlying traumatic reasons for developing and sustaining addiction. Challenges Brought on by Trauma . . . . Continue Reading