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Trauma-Based Therapy

Trauma-Based Therapy

Trauma therapy is not one-size-fits-all. It must be adapted to address different symptoms and types of traumatic experiences. Mental health professionals who are specially trained in treating trauma can assess the survivor’s unique needs and plan treatment...

The Link Between Meditation and Recovery

The Link Between Meditation and Recovery

We have heard that meditation can have its benefits for many areas in life. Not sleeping well? Meditate. Dealing with depression or anxiety? Meditate. Feeling a cold coming on? Meditate. Although many of us shrug off the practice because it “takes too long” or...

Anxiety: What is it and How to Cope

Anxiety: What is it and How to Cope

Anxiety is often overlooked by people who experience it due to being unaware of what is going on in the body. Anxiety is the body’s way of dealing with stress and is triggered by a variety of different things. Stressful triggers can include work-related stress,...

Having a Happy Holiday

Having a Happy Holiday

Tis the season to be merry and bright! Although we all wish for the holidays to be full of joy and jolly, it is also a time for craziness, chaos, and cravings. Although upcoming festivities are meant to be cheerful occasions that bring family and friends together,...

Staying Sober This Thanksgiving

Staying Sober This Thanksgiving

While some of us live for the smell of a roasted turkey or the warmth of a baked apple pie, there are others who are strongly triggered by these sensations surrounding Thanksgiving. A time where families are meant to gather and feast can be a very stressful and...

What is Trauma?

What is Trauma?

We often think of trauma as a concept that is unfamiliar. Without being a war veteran or a survivor of a shark attack, how can we possibly be traumatized? The truth is, more commonly than not, we experience trauma without any realization. Medical News Today reports...

My Child Has a Drug Problem

My Child Has a Drug Problem

My Child has a Drug Problem Although it is not usually the topic of discussion with friends and family, many parents in Vermont struggle with understanding and accepting that their child may be addicted to drugs or alcohol. People may shrug off potential signs of...

Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

There is no question that people have been struggling during the most recent Pandemic, COVID-19. At River Rock Treatment we have seen jobs that have been lost, social reunions that have been cancelled and quality of mental health has been depleted across the board....

What is a Recovery Coach

What is a Recovery Coach

If you have heard the term “Recovery Coach” and have wondered what they do and how they can be beneficial in your own recovery, you may find your answers here. “A Recovery Coach is a personal guide who assists in removing barriers and obstacles in one’s recovery.”...

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