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For many years, addiction was a topic typically avoided in everyday conversation, often considered taboo due to the life-altering effects associated with the disease’s onset. Today, with the many advances that have been made in the recovery and mental health fields, we can now discuss addiction more openly, with less risk of judgment. As a society, we are continuing to grow in our understanding of addiction: that it is not a lifestyle chosen by those who are living with it; that, instead, it is a treatable disease; and that treatment is more accessible now than ever before. We all think that we never could be the one to slip into substance use disorder. But addiction can catch up with anyone at any time. Addiction is never part of someone’s plan. No one ever seriously wishes to become an addict. But addiction can and does happen, and once you develop a disorder, it can be hard to get rid of. “IT’LL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME”. How many of us have been affected by the struggles of addiction, mental health issues, and substance use disorders? Perhaps we have family members, friends, or colleagues dealing with alcohol or drug abuse, or perhaps we struggle with substance abuse ourselves. It’s becoming more and more socially acceptable to talk about these challenges, seek help, and pursue change.

Serotonin vs Dopamine

Serotonin vs Dopamine: Understanding Neurotransmitter Dynamics for Mental Wellness

Published: April 08, 2024

Updated: April 08, 2024

Serotonin and dopamine, often hailed as the brain’s “feel-good” chemicals, are crucial neurotransmitters that intricately shape our mood, behavior, and overall well-being. As we explore the distinctions between these neurotransmitters, it becomes evident that their interplay profoundly impacts our daily lives. At Crosspointe Recovery, where our focus lies on comprehensive mental health care, understanding the dynamics of serotonin and dopamine is integral to providing tailored support for our clients. The

Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW)

Understanding Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW)

Published: March 22, 2024

Updated: April 08, 2024

In recent years, the medical community and patients alike have become increasingly aware of a condition known as Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW). This phenomenon, which can occur in individuals who have used topical corticosteroids for extended periods, presents with a range of challenging symptoms that can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. As it emerges from the shadows of lesser-known medical issues, understanding TSW is more important than ever,

Understanding Autism Awareness Month

Understanding Autism Awareness Month: Supporting Neurodiversity in Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Published: April 08, 2024

Updated: April 08, 2024

April brings with it Autism Awareness Month, a poignant time dedicated to enhancing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while advocating for support among individuals living with autism. At Crosspointe Recovery, where our focus lies on addiction treatment and co-occurring disorders, it’s paramount to recognize the intersectionality between autism and mental health challenges. This article aims to underscore the significance of Autism Awareness Month, shedding light on the

Love & Healing: Navigating Valentine's Day in Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

Love & Healing: Navigating Valentine’s Day in Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

Published: February 06, 2024

Updated: January 13, 2024

February 14th marks Valentine’s Day, a day celebrated around the world as a symbol of love and affection. While this day is traditionally associated with romantic love, it also offers a unique opportunity for reflection and healing in the context of addiction and mental health treatment. At CrossPointe Recovery, we recognize that this day can evoke a range of emotions, and we believe it’s essential to address them with compassion

The Significance of MLK Day in Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

The Significance of MLK Day in Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

Published: January 13, 2024

Updated: January 13, 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrated on the third Monday of January each year, is not just a day to remember and honor the civil rights leader’s legacy but also a day that holds profound significance in addiction and mental health treatment. This day serves as a powerful reminder of the values of compassion, equality, and social justice, which are closely intertwined with the challenges and solutions in the field

Overcoming January Blues: A Guide to Coping with Depression and Anxiety

Natalia GolenkovaOvercoming January Blues: A Guide to Coping with Depression and Anxiety

Published: January 13, 2024

Updated: January 13, 2024

The transition into January can often bring about a significant shift in mood for many individuals. After the highs of the holiday season, it’s not uncommon to experience feelings of depression and anxiety. At CrossPointe Recovery, we understand these challenges and are dedicated to providing support and actionable strategies to help you navigate through this difficult period. This guide aims to explore the reasons behind the ‘January Blues’ and offer