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3 Ways to Support a Veteran Living with PTSD  

Supporting a veteran struggling with PTSD requires patience, empathy, and understanding. As a friend or family member, you can offer vital support by actively listening, providing reassurance, and encouraging open communication. Engaging in activities together that promote relaxation and peace, such as nature walks or shared hobbies, are wonderful ways to show care and support…

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The Benefits of Therapy for Veterans

As veterans transition back to civilian life, they encounter various challenges impacting their mental and physical well-being. From battling mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and PTSD to coping with physical injuries, it’s no surprise that counseling for veterans is so needed. Addiction therapy programs and treatment for PTSD are just two of the avenues…

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Holistic Drug Rehab vs. 12-Step Drug Rehab

Gulf Breeze Recovery’s THRIVE® program is unlike any other and offers a proven “niche” for those who have struggled with chronic relapse. When you watch the testimonials of past residents, you find that each person’s experience with detox, if needed, and the general entrance into the facility was a pleasant and welcoming transition.

Intersection of Trauma and Addiction: Pamela Downey of Gulf Breeze Recovery

Pamela Downey a licensed mental health counselor in Florida has been with Gulf Breeze Recovery since their inception in 2013. As a therapist with a background in multiple disciplines, Pamela appreciates integration with a focus on wellness.  She has enjoyed working in private practice as a psychotherapist in downtown Pensacola since 2014, working with clients…

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What Is EMDR Therapy?

If you’ve heard about it but haven’t researched it, you may wonder what EMDR therapy is. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a mental health treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. EMDR therapy facilitates the processing of traumatic memories to bring them to an adaptive resolution.…

Children Who Suffer Trauma, and Addiction as Adults

The impacts of trauma during childhood often linger on into adulthood and can lead to the development of psychological problems and/or addictions. Indeed, research has established such a firm link between childhood trauma and substance abuse that some treatment facilities now offer concurrent treatment of addiction and any underlying trauma.