How Does Adderall Affect Someone With ADHD?

Adderall is an incredibly well-known medication and is commonly prescribed to individuals who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. With the medication being so widely prescribed, many people wonder: “How does Adderall affect someone with ADHD?” We’re going to dig into what exactly Adderall is, and how it affects those diagnosed with […]

Does Bipolar Get Worse Without Treatment?

Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health condition that is characterized by cycling episodes of intense mood swings, going from highs, called mania or hypomania, to lows or depressive episodes. Does bipolar get worse without treatment, though? We’re going to take a look at that very question right here, where we’ll explore the consequences of […]

How Does Mental Health Affect Young Adults?

Mental health used to be highly stigmatized, but now more and more young adults are feeling comfortable seeking help when they feel like they are facing challenges with their mental health. Being able to openly and comfortably discuss mental health concerns is the foundation of effective treatment.  Another key factor is being able to recognize […]

Casa Recovery’s Response to COVID-19

We understand there are ongoing questions and concerns regarding the novel coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, and how it applies to you and your loved ones here in our program. Our goal is to keep our clients, employees, families and community partners updated and informed on Casa Recovery’s response as it evolves. We are […]

New Year Goals to Help In Recovery

Everyone tends to make optimistic promises in the New Year, empowered by the prospect of turning over a new leaf on January 1st. However, for someone overcoming substance abuse, it is not as simple as making a promise to quit. That said it is still possible to resolve to take steps towards getting help for […]

Common Holiday Stressors and How to Avoid Triggering a Relapse

Many people find the holiday season stressful, mostly because they feel forced to participate when they would rather not. People who are recovering from substance abuse can find the holiday season particularly challenging as they work to protect their sobriety. However, it is still possible to fully engage in the holidays and enjoy every minute […]

How to Deal With Addiction During the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of year most of us look forward to but people with addiction often don’t feel the same way. Dealing with substance use disorder during the festivities is much more challenging during the holidays than at any other time of year. This is mainly because it is a time of celebration […]

How to Manage Your Mental Health This Thanksgiving

For most of us the holidays are the best time of year but not everyone looks forward to the festive season. Some people dread the whole experience, particularly if they are coping with a mental health condition. It is generally a time of year when family and togetherness come into focus which can leave many […]

Stress Management Tips for a Healthy Recovery

One of the most significant challenges a person faces when they have completed addiction therapy is dealing with stress. All of us suffer from stress at some point during our day, although most of us are able to cope with the small irritations we face. For others recovering from substance abuse however, these small irritations […]

Stay Sober This Fall with These Fun Activities

When someone has left an addiction treatment program and are ready to face the world in sobriety, it can be challenging. One of the most important objectives of addiction treatment is to prepare people to return to their daily lives, equipped with the tools to prevent relapse. In this article, we take a look at […]

How to Stay Motivated During Recovery

It is widely known that motivation plays a vital part in a person’s effective recovery from substance abuse or other mental health condition. In many cases, people come to a point during treatment when they accept they have more to lose by continuing addictive behavior than from getting better. Nevertheless, because recovery from mental illness […]

Tips for Avoiding Relapse

Addiction and other mental health conditions are known as relapsing illnesses. This is because it is very possible for someone to relapse even several years after completing rehab treatment. However, most rehab programs arm patients with all the tools they need to protect their sobriety and prevent relapse. Here we take a look at the […]