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…

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…

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How to Prevent Schizophrenia

Mental illness can be challenging to live with, and it can cause your life to become unmanageable. While many people struggle with anxiety and depression symptoms, some struggle with other serious mental health issues. One such mental health disorder is schizophrenia, a complicated illness that can greatly affect an individual’s health and wellbeing. Schizophrenia is…

6 Smart Strategies to Manage Stress During a Crisis

In recent months, we all have had our lives turned upside down due to a global crisis. Crisis has a way of exposing our strengths and areas where we still need work. During a crisis, we soon realize there are many things that are simply out of our control—what other people choose to do, what…

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The Importance of Engaging Family & Friends

Each family member and friend of an addicted person has a unique relationship with drug or alcohol addiction, emotionally and behaviorally. Treating only the individual in active addiction has limited effectiveness. Santé walks alongside family and friends, recognizing the devastating impact substance use disorders have on everyone involved. We work on engaging family and friends…

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Therapist Spotlight

Dana Lewin, MS, LMFT Family Therapist Our therapist spotlight is on Dana Lewin. Dana earned her Master’s Degree in Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She completed her internship and was a clinical manager at TWU’s Family and Counseling Clinic. Prior to working with Santé, she worked in Dallas helping clients with a dual-diagnosis and…