self medicating for depression

Dangers of Self-Medicating for Depression

Depression is a severe mental health disorder that can disrupt your life and lead to desperate measures to deal with the symptoms. If you have turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain and hopelessness, it’s time to get help. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Osawatomie, Kansas, we welcome clients who have been self-medicating…

dual diagnosis

Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Many people with an addiction are also struggling with a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. It is not always clear which occurs first, but treatment for both mental health disorders and addiction at the same time is critical. This option is called dual diagnosis treatment. In a professional setting,…

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Benefits of LGBT-Friendly Programs

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs are available to everyone. Seeking out a program that is comfortable, supportive, and prepared to handle the struggles you face is essential. Sunflower Wellness Retreat offers LGBT-friendly programs. These programs allow you to find the type and level of care right for you in a space where you feel…

alternative therapies

How Alternative Therapies Help Recovery

Much of the work in addiction treatment focuses on healing the brain and body. However, there is more to this than just psychotherapy and medications. Alternative therapies work as a complement to evidence-based therapies. They help the brain to heal in other ways while also helping people to feel better. Often, in these holistic therapies,…

relapse triggers

Learn How to Avoid Relapse Triggers

The goal of addiction recovery is never to use drugs or alcohol again. Yet, to ensure that does not happen, treatment programs need to provide support for recognizing and planning relapse triggers. This care includes providing access to a relapse prevention therapy program in most cases. Because this can derail your efforts and lead to…

support groups

Support Groups Help You Stay Sober

It takes numerous types of therapy delivered in the best manner possible to help a person enter addiction recovery. Support groups are one component of it. In these types of groups, there are opportunities for learning, healing, and rebuilding. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we offer a wide range of options to help our clients connect…

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Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Rehab

If you are looking for mental health treatment, then you need to understand all of your options. One of the most common examples of mental health treatment involves something called intensive outpatient rehab. When it comes to intensive outpatient rehab, there are several benefits to keep in mind. This treatment program often involves going to…