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Gratitude Journaling and Mental Health

November 3, 2022

November is National Gratitude Month, a time to celebrate and give thanks. At RCA, we are celebrating by highlighting videos of our staff and alumni, sharing downloadable quotes on gratitude, and giving away access to a free gratitude journal.

What does it mean to practice gratitude? Gratitude is defined as the state of being grateful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Practicing gratitude can be recognizing the positive things in your life and how they affect you.

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Deeper Look at Depression in The Bible

November 1, 2022

While depression may seem like a modern illness that has recently become more of a public topic of discussion, it’s existed since the beginning of time.

For as long as people have been able to feel hurt or sorrow, depression has existed. This complex disease has affected many people, both in the past and in the present. As a Christian rehab in Florida, we’re familiar with the presence of addiction and mental illnesses like depression in the Bible. We’re sharing what we found when taking a deeper look at depression in the Bible and some examples of people in Scripture who experienced this mental disorder.

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How to Help an Addict Feel Motivated to Seek Treatment

October 27, 2022

The holiday season is an excuse to let loose and enjoy a month of excess. Unfortunately, for those with the propensity to overindulge, this time of year can cause turmoil. This takes a serious toll on not only the addict but their family members as well. With the pressure of spending money, making countless social arrangements, and dedicating time to people you only see once a year, worrying about a loved one suffering from addiction can be enough to tip you over the edge.

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How do you break the power of addiction?

October 25, 2022

I know before I even start to write this blog post that it may seem controversial to some folks, but I would ask you to really think about it before forming an opinion. Please don’t just rely on a gut feeling.

Admit there is a problem

One of the saddest parts of addiction is often the reality that everybody but the addict can see there is a problem. It is absolutely amazing what the brain can justify. I can remember very vividly the arguments I would make, to myself, as to why I didn’t have a problem.

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Why fall & winter are times when addicts get the most help

October 20, 2022

The summer months are typically when people party hard and let loose. For many young adults, the end of summer signifies returning to school or work and returning to the grind. However, for those addicted to drugs, the party lifestyle may continue for a few weeks before they feel lonely and isolated.

One of the reasons why addicts may find themselves feeling worse in the fall and winter months is because of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that becomes more pronounced in winter.

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How to Not Drink in Social Situations

October 18, 2022

Over 85% of adults in the United States drink alcohol, and for the less than 15% of us who don’t, refusing alcohol in social situations can feel sometimes make us feel left out or like the oddball of the group.1 This is especially true for people who used to drink in social settings or are now recovering from an alcohol use disorder. However, there are plenty of ways you can spend time with friends and have fun without alcohol. Below is more on the dangers of social drinking and some tips on how to not drink in social situations. 

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