Embracing stress awareness month

Embracing Stress Awareness Month to Benefit Your Mental Health

Each April, mental health professionals commemorate Stress Awareness Month. During this time, people everywhere can learn more about how stress impacts mental health, what proper stress handling looks like, and how to get help if they don’t cope well. Our Amatus Recovery Centers team wants people to be more aware of the connection between Stress…

Can I Get Fired for Attending Addiction Treatment?

You may be ready to enter addiction treatment, but worried doing so could cost you your job. Fortunately, there are legal protections that allow you to attend substance use disorder treatment without worrying about job security. Any business with 50 or more employees, and public agency or school with any number of employees, is covered…

a man struggles with alcohol addiction

How Does Alcohol Addiction Begin?

Drinking alcohol in moderation isn’t a problem for many people, so why do some develop an alcohol dependence? Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical problem that makes it hard to control alcohol consumption whether you drink once a day or once a year. At Amatus Recovery Centers, we have years of experience helping people…

What is Behavioral Health?

Behavioral health refers to the way that behaviors impact mental, physical, and emotional well-being. This can include anything from eating and drinking habits to mental health challenges and much more. The term “behavioral health” is often used interchangeably with mental health; while behavioral health includes mental health, they are not the same thing. Mental health…

a girl contemplates self harm

The Importance of Self-Harm Awareness Month

March is National Self-Harm Awareness Month, which brings to the forefront a topic that people don’t always want to talk about. However, self-harm is more common than many may realize. Fifteen percent of college students and seventeen percent of adolescents in one survey stated they engaged in self-harm. Incidents of self-harm drop off in adulthood,…

women gather in gender specific treatment

3 Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment

Substance use disorders don’t discriminate. They affect both women and men, but that doesn’t mean the treatment should be the same for both. Gender-specific treatment programs, such as the ones available at Amatus Recovery Centers, customizes the care plan to meet the needs of women and men individually. It recognizes the genders’ uniqueness and how…