Generational Trauma and Alcoholism

April is nationally recognized as Alcohol Awareness Month; providing communities an opportunity to reduce the stigma which may stop people from seeking treatment.  As we offer our support and recognition this month, New Vitae Wellness and Recovery continues to be motivated by our mission and vision to ensure holistic and strength-based care to those along their…

Does Groundhog Day Have You Feeling SAD?

Happy Groundhog Day!  Has winter been affecting your mood?  Getting through the winter can be challenging when dealing with SAD. What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?  According to the Mayo Clinic–Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the exact same times every…

An Integrated Health Approach to Help Young Adults Impacted by Traumatic Events

When young adults experience trauma at one or more times in their lives, there is an impact on their health, both mental and physical. Their ability to cope with day-to-day life is affected, and their future experiences can be overwhelming. Young adults who have experienced trauma can be helped by those they love, as well as care specialists and physicians, through an integrated health approach that creates a safe environment in which they can work through their difficulties in the wake of trauma.

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Person-Centered Language and Recovery: What You Need to Know

Despite the positive steps that our society has taken regarding the discussion of mental health and substance use disorders, they continue to be misunderstood and stigmatized. There are many reasons for this but one is related to the language that has long been used to describe behavioral health – mental illness and addiction – and those whom it affects.