Health & Wellness Articles – Centerstone

Health & Wellness

Centerstone offers advice and education on a variety of current health-related topics and trends. We have articles – most written by our experts in their fields – to help our readers stay informed on new and ongoing mental health issues.

Read about things like:

  • how to fight addiction
  • easy ways to relieve stress
  • recognizing anxiety and depression and how to overcome them
  • what to do if a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts



10 Tips to Combat Substance Use during the Holidays

A challenge that often appears this time of the year is increased substance use during the holiday season. The holidays can be exhausting and stressful which can trigger mental health challenges. Those who are recovering or struggling with an active addiction can have a very hard time during the holidays, especially amidst a global pandemic, ...


Gratitude: The Key to Recovery

By Mandy Hazel Centerstone Counselor and Case Manager November is a time many people set aside to express gratitude for all the things for which they are grateful. Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation and return kindness.” People in recovery go through a journey of a spiritual awakening ...


Five recovery quotes we could all use for emotional wellbeing

There are many sayings common to people in recovery. These sayings are not necessarily unique to recovery but they are often heard in the recovery community. Right now, our world feels a little more chaotic than usual to many people. Here are five popular recovery saying to help us get through today with a little ...


Celebrating connections in recovery

Addiction is a disease of isolation. Recovery is accomplished through relationships and connections. September is designated as a month to celebrate recovery. Take some time this month to celebrate each victory on your journey. This year the theme for National Recovery month is “Celebrating Connections.” How do connections help people in recovery? Recovery is defined ...


How to support someone dealing with a substance use disorder

A substance use disorder (SUD) is a mental health condition, not a choice. Addiction is a serious mental and physical battle, and recovery does not come overnight. In 2017, approximately 19.7 million people aged 12 or older had an SUD. Of these, 14.5 million people struggled with alcohol, 7.5 million with illicit drug use and ...


How to recognize and respond to opioid overdose

The U.S. opioid crisis has become a more prominent issue over the last few years, and for good reason. Since 1999, more than 750,000 people have died in the U.S. from drug overdose. In 2018, more than 67,000 overdose deaths occurred with opioids contributing to nearly 70% of those deaths. Fortunately, from 2017 to 2018, ...


Support groups rely on technology to continue helping people in recovery

By Mandy Hazel, Centerstone Counselor and Case Manager A worldwide pandemic recently forced many things in our nation to shut down to help prevent the spread of disease. And as shutdowns, sheltering-in-place and social distancing continue, we are realizing that there are a lot of things in life we may have taken for granted. For ...


3 Tips to help you Maintain your Sobriety during the Pandemic

For many people, recovery from alcohol or substance use can be a lifelong process, no matter how many days, weeks, months or years sober they are. Now, along with all of the other changes and struggles that people are facing, they’re having to find new ways to stay sober without being able to see other ...


Three reasons to make exercise part of your recovery

By Mandy Hazel, Centerstone Counselor and Case Manager Most people think of the New Year as the best time to start making some healthy lifestyle changes, but even in our current COVID-19 world, anytime is a good time to start. Getting and keeping yourself healthy is important for everyone. People diagnosed with chronic diseases such ...

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