exercise and addiction recovery

How Exercise can Help Addiction Recovery

Exercise has a powerful effect on physical, spiritual, and mental well-being. Often, when people who are experiencing any stress can go on a walk or run, they begin to feel better. Having your heart pump enough to release endorphins is a natural way to make your body feel great. Regular exercise has numerous effects on…

marijuana and mental health

The Impact of Marijuana on Mental Health

Many states across our nation are legalizing the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational use. With new legalizations happening, many people may believe that marijuana use is safe for everyone. Marijuana has an active ingredient known as THC that directly affects the brain. When marijuana enters your body, THC passes through your bloodstream…

anxiety and addiction

How Anxiety Impacts Addiction

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness among adults in the United States, yet only a small percentage of the 40 million people who suffer receive treatment. Anxiety is a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. People who experience this intense nervous…

PTSD awareness month

Observing PTSD Awareness Month

At Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Kansas each June, we proudly participate in the national effort to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This effort culminates on June 27th, which is PTSD Awareness Day. Although PTSD is usually associated with war combat, known as “shell-shock,” this disorder can develop in anyone who has witnessed or…

co-occurring disorders

Getting Help for Co-Occurring Disorders

Individuals who struggle with co-occurring disorders have mental health issues and are simultaneously struggling with a substance use disorder. This combination of factors makes life difficult as the two conditions can fuel each other, making it a challenge to manage either properly. Fortunately, at Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we pride ourselves on ensuring that each of…

mental health awareness month

Observing Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health treatment used to be taboo, but thanks to a movement of people seeking and promoting better education about mental health, it’s now something that people take much more seriously and are much more comfortable talking about openly. There are many kinds of mental health treatment available to those struggling, and Mental Health Awareness…

Benefits of One on One Therapy

Benefits of One-on-One Therapy

Individual therapy is a treatment option where you have the opportunity to work with a therapist one on one. One-on-one therapy allows you to work through a variety of issues that you’re trying to overcome during your addiction treatment program. This therapeutic option is quite useful for those facing mental health conditions and specific emotional…