In Western culture, codependency is a virtual epidemic, and it’s not just women who experience it: 40 million Americans are considered codependent. But certain factors make this an especially common phenomenon among women. If you’ve started to notice patterns of particularly unequal and draining relationships...

What do Martin Luther King Jr, Princess Diana, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale and Marilyn Monroe have in common? They all suffered from variations of mental health disorders, ranging from depression to bipolar disorder to psychotic episodes. According to the World Health Organization, one in four...

The connection between addiction and mental health disorders has long been known. A recent study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health confirms a link between opioid abuse and anxiety disorders. Says its lead author, Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, "Lifetime non-medical prescription opioid...

Sedona has long been a sought-after location for spiritual and healing practices. The site of sacred Native American ceremonies for centuries and a mecca for healers and alternative therapists for decades, it’s no wonder Sedona is a modern-day capital of wellness-focused facilities and activities. Its...

Dual diagnosis is defined as a concurrent mental health issue such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc., combined with a substance use disorder or addiction.  Dual diagnosis is also referred to as co-occurring disorders, which means a person has two or more issues happening at the...

There is a growing and welcome trend in addiction treatment where the focus is on the underlying and root cause of the addiction rather than on the symptom of the addiction itself. Traditional 12 step treatment programs believe that addiction is a life- long incurable...