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Recovery

On this page you will find a listing of all Johnstown Heights Behavioral Health blog articles in the recovery category.

handsome young Black man sitting in front of the couch at home, with his knees drawn to his chest - loneliness
Loneliness Looks Different For Everyone When we imagine a lonely person, we tend to think about a person who is isolated from other people for one reason or another. But of course it is possible to experience loneliness even when lots of other people are around. Examples of this phenomenon abound. Maybe you didn’t fit...
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person riding a mountain bike in Colorado - staying active
Staying Active for Your Body & Your Mind When it comes to bolstering your overall well-being, keeping your body and your mind active are both great strategies. But sometimes that seems to be easier said than done. We all fall into routines (a polite way to say “ruts”), and those routines can start to feel...
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aerial shot of a male swimmer doing the butterfly stroke - athletes
The athletes we admire often seem superhuman, don’t they? Athletes & Mental Health They accomplish incredible feats over and over again under intense pressure. They put the ball in the hoop from great distances. They make a circus catch and then run away from the defenders for a touchdown. They hit a home run that...
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bearded dragon lizard on the shoulder of a person wearing a red hooded sweatshirt - pet therapy
Imagine the ideal best friend. Think about what sorts of traits would make this friend so ideal. They would be a good listener, naturally. And they would never be judgmental or try to tell you what you should do about your problems. They would always be happy to hang out with you. This wonderful friend...
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pretty young woman and young man recording a podcast - podcasts
The Ever Increasing Population of Podcasts Have you ever noticed that when you listen to a podcast, you are likely to hear ads for other podcasts? If you like this podcast, they suggest, you’ll like this one, too. And this one. And maybe this one. It is difficult to stay current with any one podcast,...
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girl with glasses laying asleep on her couch with her laptop on the floor next to her - sleep
Sleep Can Steal Away In Many Ways Our lives are often extremely busy. There is so much to do each day—projects at work or school, chores around the house, errands to run, emails and texts to answer, weekend plans to make (or cancel), dogs to walk, kids to pick up… The list can seem endless....
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pile of cocaine with tiny grim reaper figurine standing in front of it
Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant. When taken, it creates a sense of euphoria, energy, and improved alertness. While cocaine is a more expensive type of illicit drug, it’s still common enough to lead to numerous deaths and overdoses each year. In 2019, over 16,000 people in the United States died from a cocaine overdose,...
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man sitting outside on a bench with his hands in his hair and his elbows on his knees - experiencing grief
It is never easy to come to terms with grief. Whether we have lost a loved one, have suffered a serious setback in our own life (like a divorce, an illness or injury, or losing a job), or feel empathy and sadness for another person who is struggling, grief can feel like a body blow....
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hands holding a red arrow that bends and travels upward on a bright blue background - bouncebackability
Do you have bouncebackability? It is possible your eyes bounced right off of that recently coined word. Here’s an easier spelling: bounce-back-ability. While you think about your answer to our question, let’s continue with a definition. What Is It? According to the British publication The Guardian: Iain Dowie coined the word bouncebackability in the 2003-04...
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cropped shot of pretty young woman talking to therapist with a clipboard - mental health
Your Mental Health Assessment We live in a moment when it seems like everything is moving quickly. In an effort to keep up with all of the demands on our time and attention, it is easy to take shortcuts, miss details, or make assumptions. For some cases, that might be no big deal. In other...
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