Mental Health

Is an Addictions Center a Good Place to Look for Family Member Support Groups?

When someone you love is a victim of addiction, it affects every life that person touches. Family and friends struggle as well as they watch the downward spiral of substance abuse. Your main goal is to help in any way possible. In most cases. it won’t be possible to achieve recovery until a person struggling …

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Telemedicine to Overcome Addiction Amid the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

If you have been following the news, there is a reasonably good chance that you have heard of COVID-19, a new strain of the coronavirus. This virus, according to several publications, originated in China and then quickly made its way throughout South East Asia before spreading to other parts of the world. As of the …

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How Can I Overcome the Trauma of My Parent’s Alcoholic Behavior to Support Them?

Growing up with a parent who has an alcohol use disorder or any other substance use or addictive disorder is emotionally challenging. You may have not received the emotional support you needed, been overly or wrongfully criticized, had to suffer from lacking needs and wants, having to care for your parents when you were still …

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Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction: What You Need to Know

As of 2018, over 9 million people in the United States were identified as struggling with a co-occurring disorder. Co-occurring disorders are also known as dual diagnosis. As both names imply,  a person who meets this criteria has more than one problem at work. The presence of both, substance abuse and an underlying mental health …

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Blueprint for Creating a Positive Recovery Environment

Many years ago, a brilliant psychologist named Abraham Maslow came up with clear formula for determining the aspects of life that humans need to meet, fulfill or realize along their journey of wholeness. Since its beginning, the Hierarchy of Needs model has been used to explain everything from marketing tactics to business development. When it …

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Comorbidity: When Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Coexist

Mental illness and addiction are all too common in the United States. Around 19.1 percent of all Americans have at least one diagnosed mental health condition; 19.7 percent have a substance use disorder. That’s nearly a fifth of the entire population for each separate condition. These numbers are often startling, especially to people who don’t …

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Understanding the Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), an incredible 1 in 5 Americans struggle with a mental health disorder. Given that the population of America sits at around 329 million, at least as of 2019, that’s about 65 million people struggle with this complex issue at any given time. Now, consider addiction statistics. …

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