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The Loneliness of Addiction & The Power of Understanding

Introduction For individuals grappling with substance use disorders (SUD), the path to recovery is often a tumultuous journey marked by moments of doubt, isolation, and fear. The loneliness of addiction can make it feel as if nobody understands. Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) provide a structured environment for treatment, but one of the most transformative aspects […]

The Mental Health Benefits of Outdoor Activities

Evidence-based Benefits Outdoor activities provide significant mental health benefits. Being in nature can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Engaging in outdoor activities enhances mood and improves overall well-being. Research shows that exposure to nature boosts mental health. One of the key mental health benefits of outdoor activities is their ability to reduce stress and anxiety. […]

What is “Self-care” & How Does One Practice It?

A Guest Article by Scott Stein of Capital Companion & Transport The concept of self-care has been used by the medical community for a long time in reference to promoting or maintaining health and acknowledging individuals as active managers of their well-being. However, the term self-care has evolved over the decades to encompass a wider […]

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Highlighting the Importance of Culturally Competent Care July marks National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to addressing the unique mental health challenges faced by racial and ethnic minority communities. Established in 2008 by Bebe Moore Campbell, co-founder of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), this month aims to enhance public awareness […]

Chronic Relapses in Alcohol Use Disorder

Challenges and Solutions Alcohol use disorder (AUD) poses a significant public health challenge, especially for those prone to chronic relapses. Chronic relapses, the repeated return to heavy drinking after periods of abstinence, complicate treatment and necessitate a multifaceted approach. At New Paradigm Recovery, we understand the unique struggles of those facing chronic relapses and are […]

The Benefits of a Holistic Mental Health Clinic

Holistic mental health clinics are becoming increasingly popular for their comprehensive approach to treating mental health issues. A holistic mental health clinic recognizes the interconnectedness of physical, emotional, and spiritual health and aim to address all these aspects to promote overall well-being. New Paradigm Recovery in Vienna, Virginia, provides an excellent example of this holistic […]

Cannabis-Induced Psychosis Disorder

Medical Evidence, Origins, and Treatment New Paradigm Recovery is dedicated to addressing the complexities of substance use and its impact on mental health. Cannabis is often perceived as a safe recreational drug, however, it has been linked to serious mental health issues, including Cannabis-Induced Psychosis Disorder (CIPD). This condition, characterized by symptoms such as hallucinations […]

Addiction Treatment Resistance

Understanding and Addressing Treatment Resistance in Addiction Recovery by Cindy Sample, PhD When someone we love is struggling with addiction and finally seeks treatment, it might feel like the clouds are finally parting, the rain is letting up, and there are sunny skies on the horizon. Unfortunately, for many individuals, the first try at addiction […]