Overconsumption Rates While Working in the Alcohol Industry

Reading Time: 4 Minutes Overconsumption of alcohol in the form of alcohol misuse is tightly linked to the service industry. The service industry, particularly the food and beverage service industry, has some of the highest rates of alcohol abuse of any profession. Because of the high stress, fast pace, and high demand to meet customers’ needs, many service industry […]

The Prevalence of Depression Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Depression is a common complication that occurs after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Studies show that approximately 50% of individuals with a traumatic brain injury will experience depression in the first year, and nearly two-thirds of individuals with a traumatic brain injury will experience depression within seven years after the injury. Depression is a long-term […]

Carter Serrett Appointed as New CEO of AKUA Behavioral Health

Reading Time: 2 Minutes AKUA Behavioral Health proudly welcomes Carter Serrett, MBA as the new Chief Executive Officer. NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, September 12, 2023 — Carter Serrett Appointed as CEO of AKUA Behavioral Health AKUA Behavioral Health announces the appointment of Carter Serrett as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 12, 2023. Mr. Serrett is a highly […]

The Dangerous Link Between Remote Work and Isolation

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Switching to Zoom forever may be convenient but can it lead to loneliness? Since COVID-19, millions of people have adapted from working in an office to working at home, and now this “work from home” trend has become the norm, even if some people are starting to flock back into office life. For businesses, having […]

What Happens When You Mention ”Suicide” in Therapy

Reading Time: 4 Minutes It is okay to say the word “suicide,” even to your therapist. You are not alone if you are having thoughts about suicide or have had suicidal thoughts in the past. The Center For Disease Controls’ provisional data for 2022 showed a record high of 49,369 suicide deaths, coming after modest declines in 2019 and […]

Family & Support: Strengthening Relationships During Summer Break

Reading Time: 3 Minutes School is out for summer, but not for working parents. Working full-time and being a full-time parent means that you are a master at planning, multitasking, and navigating challenges, but planning out your summer when your child is out of school and you still have to work seems to be a stressful situation for many […]

The Importance of a Recovery Support System

Reading Time: 4 Minutes Addiction recovery can seem like a lonely process. You may feel isolated, triggering, and potentially leading to negative thoughts and behaviors. One of the most important aspects of your addiction recovery is developing a strong support system of individuals who hold you accountable, want to help you, and can offer you a sense of belonging […]

National Recovery Month: Your Recovery Tool Kit

Reading Time: 4 Minutes “National Recovery Month started in 1989 and is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible. This year, to address the nation’s growing crisis […]

Client Story: Akua Native Healing Center

Reading Time: 3 Minutes A Journey of Healing and Rediscovery: From Darkness to Spiritual Fulfillment at Akua Far from the serene landscape of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate reservation, one Akua Native Healing Center client found herself at a crossroads. As her life unfolded on the West Coast, hundreds of miles away from her roots, a new journey began. I […]

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