5 Barriers to Personal Growth That Rehab Addresses: Expert Opinion

How can Rehab help address problems with personal growth?

It’s only inevitable that a mental health problem will present barriers to personal growth. Knowing what these are can help you face and overcome them. Discover the five most common barriers to personal growth for people in recovery— and, how rehab helps to address them. “Personal growth” is a process of mental, emotional and/or spiritual development and maturation,… Read More

Relationships and Recovery: Avoiding the Quick External Fix

Art Jacob with Sober Skills

Sober Skills: Relationships and Their Impact on Recovery The drive to develop relationships is a natural instinct, so it’s not surprising that many people attempt relationships during their road to recovery. And while relationships themselves aren’t necessarily a bad thing, Art Jacob, the Director of Sober Skills at FHE Health, says that developing new relationships at the beginning… Read More

Tricks of the Trade: How Casinos Enable Gambling Addiction… And How to Stop – With Gambling Specialist Sue Naversen

Gambling Specialist Sue Naversen - How Casinos Enable Gambling Addiction

Gambling can become an addiction just as substances such as cocaine or heroin can, says Susan Naversen, MS, AP-DOM and compulsive gambling specialist at FHE Health. “Gambling addiction is the first non-substance to be included as an addiction in the DSM-5,” says Naversen. That’s the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a book published by the… Read More

Job Protection & Behavioral Health or Dependency Issues: Expert Opinion

Expert opinion - Job Protection

Understanding Job Protection and Behavioral Health or Dependency Issues Among the chief reasons individuals don’t seek inpatient care when they’re struggling with addiction or mental health is because they’re afraid they might lose their jobs, says Janet Gerhard, the Director of Public and Community Affairs for FHE Health. But the law is actually on their side. In her… Read More

Treating Borderline Personality & Bipolar Disorders: With Clinical Director, Dr. Nelson

Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar

FHE Health takes a holistic approach to behavioral health treatment, which means it doesn’t just concentrate on substance abuse disorders. Often, addiction has ties to mental health disorders, and the team at FHE Health is experienced in treating co-occurring disorders and understanding the role that mental health may play in both daily life and in drug or alcohol… Read More

5 Major Life Events That Impact Women’s Mental Health: Trauma Therapist

Janus Moncur, Trauma Therapist on 5 Major Life Events that Impact Women's Mental Health

From premenstrual syndrome to pregnancy, women deal with many issues in life that are unique to their gender. Those life changes and other factors can lead women of all backgrounds and situations to experience mental health or addiction issues, and busy modern schedules don’t help. “I think what is sometimes difficult for people is to actually take time… Read More

Barriers to Long-Term Recovery: An Interview with Molly Lauroesch, Alumni Director of FHE

Barriers to Long-term Recovery - Interview with Alumni Director

As if just getting to the first step of recovery doesn’t have enough barriers, individuals are likely to face challenges as they navigate paths into long-term recovery. This is true whether you’re dealing with a mental health disorder, substance abuse issue or both. Molly Lauroesch, the Alumni Director here at FHE Health, talks about those barriers and what… Read More

Coping with Common Holiday Triggers for Relapse: An Interview with Dr. Rachael Bishop at FHE

Common Holiday Triggers - Coping

From the critical aunt who can’t stop asking you questions to the stress of attending holiday parties or finding the right gift for each person, the holidays can be difficult. According to Dr. Rachael Bishop, one or our Licensed Clinical Psychologists, the days and weeks around the holidays can be difficult for a lot of people. For those in recovery,… Read More

Family Therapist: How To Help A Family Member In Recovery

The Role in Recovery - Family Therapist

An interview with Family Program Director, Ivona Bhadha and Women’s Program Director, Mindy Appel Maybe it was the night your husband didn’t come home, or the day that you realized your daughter had been stealing from you. At some point, most family members of people who are addicted realize that their loved ones illness has thrown their own… Read More

I’m blessed

Every so often a teacher appears on our lives to teach us great lessons about not only recovery but also about life. That person for me was a man from Texas. I recently got to speak at his treatment enter. I could remember out phone talk when he would share his vision with me and how he hoped… Read More