5 Lessons Children Learn Seeing Parents Drink

5 Lessons Children Learn Seeing Parents Drink

For many, parenting is one of the most challenging responsibilities they will ever take on. It turns your schedule inside out, changes your perspective on the world and those in it, and causes many to renegotiate their personal identity and roles. For those with a drinking problem, kids and alcohol become entangled with inevitably negative outcomes. It’s often… Read More

What’s the Link Between Personality Type and Addiction?

Personality Type and Addiction

With more than 22 million Americans experiencing a substance abuse problem, it’s no wonder people worry if there are predisposing factors to addiction. Some studies show personality traits can make people more prone to addiction, but much of this information is conflicting. According to Scientific American, there is no correlation between someone’s personality and whether or not they… Read More

How Political Partisanship May Be Hurting Your Mental Health

How Political Partisanship may be hurting your mental health

It’s no secret that the United States is undergoing a period of particularly high political partisanship, but what are the broader implications of this period on society? Is it healthy to be as combative about seemingly every topic that arises as we are today? What roles are social media and the age of real-time communication playing in the… Read More

A Modern Family Playbook for Managing Rehab with Kids

Modern Family Playbook for Managing Rehab with Kids

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, about one in 35 children in 2014 lived with at least one parent who had an illicit drug use disorder, and one in 10 children lived with at least one parent with an alcohol abuse disorder. Substance addiction is a disease that affects the individual and the entire family,… Read More

An Essential Survival Guide for Your First Weeks Sober

FHE Health blog - An essential survival guide for the first few weeks sober

Staying sober is one of the most challenging steps you’ll take on the path to long-term success. The rate of relapse is high, as much as 40 percent according to the National Institutes on Drug Abuse. Yet, with the right tool kit and resources, you may find it’s possible for you to stay the course. The Seriousness of Early Recovery Take… Read More

Four Dangers to Mental Health from Kanye West’s Comments on Bipolar Disorder and Mental Illness

4 Dangers to Mental Health from Kanye West's Comments

Kicking off Season 2 of My Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman last month was artist and producer Kanye West. The conversation with Letterman touched on a wide range of topics, from the death of West’s mother, a Fulbright scholar and English professor … to echoes of West’s controversial views aired elsewhere (about Trump, the “Me Too”… Read More

Forgetting The Last Hangover (and Other Causes of Alcohol Relapse)

Forgetting the last hangover

After spending a few days in detox and three weeks in an inpatient treatment center, it seems that all the hard work and effort has paid off. You’re sober and seeing life through clear lenses for the first time in a long time. You have done the work, attend your AA meetings and feel confident in your ability to push a… Read More

Why Choosing a Trusted Mental Health Provider Is Key

Why Choosing a Mental Health Provider is key to recovery

When choosing inpatient mental health, there are numerous factors to look at and compare to determine which location is the best fit for your needs. Many people look to accreditation as the gold standard, but it’s not the full view on the quality of care received or the likely outcomes the location can provide. Safety Violations at Accredited… Read More

How Mental Health Isn’t All in Your Head: The Physical Effects of Mental Illness

The relationship between physical health and mental health

In the health care industry, physical health and mental health have often been treated as distinct concepts. What affects a person’s mental health has no bearing on their physical status, or at least, this has been the prevailing thought. At FHE Health, we have a unique perspective and a different viewpoint. As a facility that treats addiction, we don’t think… Read More