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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

Addiction

Addiction

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 ...

Addiction

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 ...

Addiction

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 I think as the weather gets warmer it is a great time to start, too. Getting and keeping yourself healthy is important for everyone. People diagnosed with chronic ...

Addiction

Three Steps to Fight Addiction

Addiction can hit you at any time.   My earliest memory is from age two. My sister and I were using a combine harvester as a jungle gym when I missed the bar and landed hard on my feet. No one noticed anything wrong at first. I was young enough that suddenly wanting to be ...

Addiction

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is part of a treatment for those suffering from substance use, including opioid and alcohol addiction. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications used to calm overly-active areas of the brain, reduce cravings and increase a person’s chances of long term recovery. Along with MAT, Centerstone’s addiction centers offer a ...

Addiction

Battling Addiction – One Day At A Time

How do you become an addict? People suffering from addiction don’t wake up one day and decide to get hooked on drugs. In fact, most of those suffering from addiction may not know there’s a problem at all. According to recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 20 million Americans ...

Addiction

Opioid Crisis Efforts Continue in Washington

The opioid crisis is certainly at the forefront of our country’s current health agenda. On March 1, President Trump hosted the White House Opioid Summit, an event designed to discuss proposed policies in response to the opioid crisis. The increasing national spotlight on combatting the opioid epidemic is becoming clearer by the week. The continued ...

Addiction

Opioid Crisis Impacts Veterans, Military Families

Long after active duty ends, U.S. service members and military families face a different battle—the opioid overdose epidemic. Opioid overuse kills nearly 100 people in America every day, and Tennessee is ranked third in the country for prescription drug use. Further, a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) study shows Veterans are twice as likely to ...

Addiction

Six Steps to Identifying Addictions: What Controls Your Life?

Addiction is a complicated problem. It is diverse in its causes and its costs. If describing a person with an addiction was to be simplified, it might be “the intense desire and action of continuing certain behaviors despite the negative consequences.” An addiction controls your life, your thoughts and your choices. It is a compulsion that robs you of healthy options for coping with life challenges. ...

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