Common Myths About Bipolar Disorder

A man ponders treatment & the Myths about bipolar disorder.

Bipolar disorder is a relatively common mental health condition in the United States and is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that about 2.8% of adults have bipolar disorder. About 83% of those cases are severe. Bipolar disorder causes extreme emotional highs (mania) and depressive lows, […]

Why Your Loved One is Addicted: Understanding Addiction

A man working on Understanding addiction, contemplating treatment options.

Understanding addiction and why a loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol is the beginning of offering support in their recovery. Understandably, it is challenging and emotionally draining when a loved one struggles with addiction. Add to that, feelings of confusion, fear, and helplessness. Moreover, witnessing them fall victim to addiction is heart-wrenching. And […]

Are There Rehabs Covered by Active Duty Tricare West?

Are There Rehabs Covered by Active Duty Tricare West?

If you are an active duty military member or military family member, you can find active duty Tricare West rehabs to help you overcome an addiction. Rehabs covered by active duty Tricare West are located within the western region of the United States and are covered in part or in full by your insurance provider. […]

Veteran Tricare East Insurance Rehab Coverage Explained

Veteran Tricare East Insurance Rehab Coverage Explained

There are many reasons a person might be reluctant to go into rehab. Cost plays a significant role. If you are unable to afford rehab, you may be able to use insurance to pay part of your bill. There are many insurance plans that can be applied to recovery expenses, and Veteran Tricare Rehab Coverage […]

Meditation and Yoga – Spiritual Keys to Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction

man mediating outdoors

Meditation, as we practice it at Spirit Mountain Recovery, is a mindfulness-based recovery regimen that focuses the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity without labeling it or judgment. Just accepting the present moment for what it is. Not lost in any one specific thought, or the past story of your life or the […]

Believe It or Not, Addiction Recovery Can Be Fun

How Addiction Recovery Can Be Fun

Addiction is no laughing matter. It’s wreaked havoc on your family and turned your loved one into somebody you no longer recognize. When you’re living in the fear and isolation caused by addiction, it can be extremely difficult to believe you and your family will ever experience joy again. But believe it or not, there […]

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