Staying Sober For Independence Day

For most Americans, the Fourth of July includes fireworks, sparklers, picnics, and good food. But alongside the burgers and hotdogs, alcohol is socially acceptable, abundant, and potentially excessive. For individuals in recovery from addiction, making it through a normal day can be incredibly difficult, but during a holiday there are bound to be parties and…

Teletherapy and COVID

When COVID-19 began, the world had no choice but to adapt. Both mental health care providers and people seeking mental health had to make the switch to teletherapy regardless of whether they had prior telehealth platform experience or not. Now that COVID restrictions are lessening and the country is opening back up, will in-person counseling…

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Do You Know the Positive Symptoms of Schizophrenia?

Arguably one of the most severe mental health disorders, schizophrenia alters how a person understands reality and the world around them. It can throw an individual into significant distress. Yet, medical and mental health professionals now have more treatments and options for those dealing with the disease than ever before. When someone has schizophrenia, it…

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Should I Only Look into Austin TX Rehab Centers for Eating Disorder Treatment?

An eating disorder is a mental health issue that has very substantial medical effects on the body. Healing from an eating disorder requires both physical treatment and mental health support. Finding a binge eating disorder treatment program can be daunting. Few people understand what’s involved in treatment or what kind of programs are available. This…

Celebrating 25 Years

integrity + efficacy   When we founded Santé 25 years ago, we had a piercing vision to defy norms and create a better way to provide and achieve long-term recovery. This included individually crafted and customized addiction treatment experiences, unmatched compassion and impeccable care. Santé was an answer to the urgency accompanying the raging fire…

Temptation During the Pandemic

With various lockdowns and social distancing, individuals are met with greater temptation to turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms in attempt to combat feelings of anxiety, depression, seclusion and isolation. If you are dealing with a substance use disorder or mental health issue, you may find your situation compounded among the struggles of dealing with a…

Family Therapy Vs. Individual Therapy: Which One is Better?

By Jessica Hope Murph LMFT, LCDC at Beyond Boundaries Counseling RGV   Family relationships are one of the strongest units, with each bond holding a special place in life. However, once in a while, these relationships can experience problems and require some guidance to make the bond healthy. This is when family therapy comes into the scene where professionals…

Why are Women Drinking More

The number of women drinking and how much they are drinking is higher than it has ever been before. A 2017 study sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism revealed that from 2001 to 2013, the prevalence of alcohol use among women in the U.S. rose nearly 16%. And during the same…