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Is There A Connection Between Schizophrenia and Marijuana?

Reading Time: 3 minutes For years, in professional and public circles, debate has been ongoing regarding the relationship between schizophrenia and marijuana. Given the widespread legalization of marijuana in the United States and the increased acceptance of the drug as a result, the question of whether there is a connection between schizophrenia and weed has again come to the […]

Understanding the Mind-Body Connection

Reading Time: 5 minutes The mind and the body are not two separate entities—although they are often treated that way. Physical health and emotional health are intimately intertwined in what’s known as the mind-body connection. Our chemistry and biology impact our mood and emotions, as well as thoughts and beliefs. With all of these factors combined, they play a […]

How to Create Healthy Holiday Connections

Reading Time: 6 minutes Sometimes holiday gatherings can be stressful. Even when we’re surrounded by loved ones, making positive holiday connections is often challenging. But it helps to stay grounded and centered within ourselves. Hence, self-care is a primary tool for holiday stress management. Taking the time and space to attend to our own physical, mental, and emotional needs […]

Why Boundaries Matter: Teens, Authentic Connection, and Positive Relationships

Reading Time: 5 minutes by Heather Senior Monroe  Boundaries are important for teen mental health. Moreover, healthy boundaries support adolescents’ ability to form positive relationships. Therefore, they are essential to authentic connection. Authentic connection is key to happiness and self-acceptance.  There are three elements of healthy boundaries. Specifically, these are vulnerability, protection, and containment. Furthermore, these elements are also essential for authentic connection.   Typically, parents or primary caregivers teach […]

RSVP – Building Connections on the Cape

'Building Connections' Party at Cape Cod Symposium! Please join us to celebrate the annual Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders. Friday, September 14, 2018  7:00 - 10:00 PM 489 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02632 For any questions or issues, please email Carter Barnhart at  RSVP Please leave this field empty. * Required Field First Name* [...]

Family Therapy Goals Foster Connection

Reading Time: 3 minutes Family counseling or family therapy is an important part of treatment. It is common for families to have communication barriers. In many cases, disputes arise. As a result, a mutual agreement can hold everyone accountable. An agreement is essential to family therapy goals in any treatment model. However, an agreement within a family system often […]

Abby MacKinnel, ATR-BC, CLAT, LPC

Individual Therapist Abby MacKinnel, ATR-BC, CLAT, LPC Abby MacKinnel is an individual therapist for eating disorders, as well as clinical art therapist at Newport Academy. Abby believes in a holistic approach to wellness and chose to become an art therapist because art has always been therapeutic in her own life. She loves helping patients feel [...]

Teen Marijuana Rehab

Reading Time: 5 minutes After alcohol, marijuana is the most frequently used drug among adolescents. As a result, teens develop a dependence on the drug that requires treatment in marijuana rehab. But many teens and families don’t realize that marijuana is addictive. As an increasing number of states legalize recreational marijuana use, fewer teens and young adults see marijuana […]