National Military Appreciation Month

Every May, we celebrate National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM), a declaration that encourages United States citizens to observe the month of May by honoring the current and former members of the U.S Armed Forces, including those who died serving their country. Introduced in 1999 by Senator John McCain, both the Senate and House of Representatives…

National PTSD Awareness Day, June 27th

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition in which an individual experiences immense feelings of stress and anxiety after witnessing or being engaged in a traumatic event. According to the National Center for PTSD, some people cope with their PTSD by drinking heavily or by using drugs. PTSD increases the risk that the person with the…

DBT And Substance Abuse. What Is DBT? DBT is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Developed in the 1970s by Dr. Marsha Linehan, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an effective treatment for people with serious self-harming behaviors or those with complex or severe mental disorders. DBT has also been successful with many substance abusers as addiction can be viewed as a self-harming behavior. Addicts often suffer numerous negative consequences from…