Why Are More Americans Dealing with Anxiety than Before?

Why Are More Americans Dealing with Anxiety than Before? Americans have a lot to worry about such as gun control, the economy, healthcare and so much more. Even though we have a lot to deal with, there are more and more Americans dealing with anxiety than before. Many people who have depression are also anxious, to the point of panic. Though we don't always put the two together, it's more common than you may think. We often think of depression as being down, having "the blues", or unable to enjoy life. But, those who suffer from depression can often also have significant episodes of anxiety.

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How To Support A Loved One with Depression

How To Support A Loved One with Depression We know it can be painful to watch someone you love suffering with depression. You don't have to let them suffer alone - we have some ways you can support a loved one with depression and help them through this difficult time. Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting some 16 million adults per year. As with other serious illnesses, it doesn't just affect those who have been diagnosed with it, either. Depression takes a toll on spouses, children, other family members, friends, and coworkers. We understand that it can be difficult to support a loved one with depression.

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Benzos or Passionflowers

Benzos or PassionflowersBy Dr. Dawn Bantel, Medical DirectorAnxiety is one of the most common issues that our residents struggle with here at Sabino Recovery. Many times the anxiety is so severe that it results in panic attacks. This is especially true for those with a history of trauma and struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There are a number of medications that are used for the management and treatment of anxiety.

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What the Chef Knows

What the Chef Knows I have personally witnessed a big difference in the population here versus the last rehab center where I worked for 6 years. As the chef, I try to stay clear of getting into the personal stories of our residents, but I have noticed a massive shift in the narrative of the residents; It is a shift of view from “I have done bad things which I must not do in the future” to a viewpoint of accepting that they are still human beings that deserve to love themselves in spite of what they’ve been through. I have seen many desperate residents with low expectations from treatment because they’ve been in the treatment mill for so long transform before my eyes into the people they once were or want to become. I see the hope we give people for their future.

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Equine Therapy

As seen on US News & World Report Equine Therapy Holly Hansen, Sabino Recovery’s equine-assisted psychotherapist, recently sat down with US News & World Report Health Care to discuss her specialty.

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Game Changer: Naturopathic Medicine in Recovery

Game Changer: Naturopathic Medicine in Recovery Helping to form the foundation of Sabino Recovery’s therapeutic approach, naturopathic medicine is a pillar – and an important difference – of the Sabino recovery experience. Its founders knew that in order to provide a truly holistic and individualized treatment program, it needed to take into consideration a range of medical philosophies to allow residents to reap maximum benefits. Enter Sabino’s medical director, Dawn Bantel, ND. As a doctor of naturopathic medicine, Dawn is trained to focus on holistic, proactive prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and brings this unique expertise and broad perspective to integrated recovery. Combining the naturopathic approach with Western (allopathic) resources results in treatment that is uniquely individualized and strives to improve each resident’s overall health and wellbeing. First, comprehensive lab testing allows Dawn to uncover any underlying physical issues or health struggles that may impede a person’s ability to thrive in treatment and recovery.

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Feed the Soul, Heal the Body

Feed the Soul, Heal the Body By Chef Tommy Mattimoe If you haven’t heard of bone broth by now, you probably aren’t spending enough time on social media. I didn’t know bone broth had hit the culinary zeitgeist until my mom was telling me about a new book extolling its virtues. Good stock is the backbone of a decent kitchen, and it’s a good thing to see its popularity expanding. The fact that bone broth is making a comeback is great sign to see people waking up to the value a truly healthy diet, not just a diet that looks good numerically on paper. Kathy Colletti from intake asked me if we would consider making bone broth at Sabino Recovery; I told her that we have been making bone broth since day one.

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