Signs You or Someone You Know May Have a Substance Abuse Problem

Posted on: September 4, 2020 by in Addiction
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Drug abuse affects people all over the world, regardless of race, social/economic status, and other characteristics. Whatever the reason a person starts using drugs, whether prescribed or as recreationally, physical dependence and addiction may develop - sometimes even before the user realizes it. When addiction develops to a certain extent, it can be extremely difficult to stop using drugs without professional help and specialized treatments. Almost all substances produce noticeable Continue Reading ...

Addiction: Defined

Posted on: September 4, 2020 by in Addiction
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Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing disorder.  It is characterized by compulsively seeking the substance despite the substance's harmful consequences, including long-term changes in the brain. Those who suffer from addiction continually seek out the substance in order to experience the desired effect from it. Once a tolerance point is reached, an addict will begin to take increasing amounts of the substance because the previous smaller doses no longer work. Addiction is a Continue Reading ...

Relapse Prevention: The 3 Stages of Relapse

Posted on: August 28, 2020 by in Addiction
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Substance abuse relapse is common among people recovering from addiction. It is important to note that the chances of success are greatest during the early stages of relapse. It is important to become familiar with the warning signs in order to develop coping skills to prevent relapse as early as possible. The Stages of Relapse There are 3 main stages of relapse: Emotional Mental Physical Emotional Relapse During an emotional relapse, a person will remember their last relapse and Continue Reading ...

The Recovery Benefits of a Halfway House

Posted on: August 21, 2020 by in Alcoholism Treatment
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A halfway house is a type of inpatient rehabilitation facility that provides help and recovery for those with disabilities including physical, mental, substance abuse, and emotional troubles. A halfway house puts a roof over the heads of people who need the support and stability they provide. Living in a halfway house can be a new experience for some, but what the program can provide will benefit the residents in many ways. Halfway Houses One of the main goals of a halfway house is to take Continue Reading ...

How Does An Addiction Psychiatrist Help With Addiction?

Posted on: August 14, 2020 by in Alcoholism Treatment
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If you are thinking about addiction rehab for you or someone you love, it is important to know what to expect. There are two levels of treatment: inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab. The level of treatment needed will depend on how severe the addiction is and what type of support system is available outside of treatment. In either case, an individual would be referred to an addiction psychiatrist during treatment. What Is An Addiction Psychiatrist? An addiction psychiatrist is a medical Continue Reading ...

Eating Disorders: Bulimia Nervosa

Posted on: May 29, 2020 by in Articles
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What is Bulimia Nervosa? Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of intense binge eating, feelings of guilt and fear of weight gain, and self-induced vomiting. This can be caused stress in an individual’s life, distorted body image, a fear of weight gain, or a strict dieting plan. Bulimia Nervosa Indicators Indicators of bulimia can appear differently in different people. However, common signs that someone may be suffering from bulimia nervosa can include Continue Reading ...

Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa

Posted on: May 8, 2020 by in Articles
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What is Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder where an individual may have distorted body image and have obsessive and intrusive thoughts over food and weight loss. Anorexia nervosa can be triggered by high-stress events happening in an individual’s life that are outside of their control causing them to turn to something that can be controlled. Anorexia Nervosa Indicators Indicators of anorexia nervosa can vary between individuals. The most common signs someone may Continue Reading ...

Common Mental Illnesses: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Posted on: April 24, 2020 by in Ativan Treatment
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What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an extreme compulsive need to repeat routines, phrases, or gestures. It is a form of maladaptive (not beneficial) coping with extreme moments of anxiety. OCD is a type of anxiety disorder that manifests as a way of attempting to manage moments of anxiety. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Symptoms One individual can display signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that are completely different than Continue Reading ...

Living Sober During COVID-19 Quarantine is Possible

Posted on: April 20, 2020 by in Alcoholism Treatment
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Quarantine is a difficult time for everyone, and for those who want to stay sober, the challenge can be even greater. Addiction is an everyday struggle, which must also be won every day. At times the context of quarantine may feel too complex: from one day to the next we are forced to stay locked up in the house for 24 hours, for an indefinite number of days. The boredom and weariness that this situation produces can lead one to relapse into alcohol or substance abuse. Despite these Continue Reading ...

How to Overcome Stress from COVID-19

Posted on: April 17, 2020 by in Ativan Treatment
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Whether you currently suffer from a mental illness, a dual diagnosis, substance abuse, or are perfectly healthy, the outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for you. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fear and anxiety caused by worrying about the disease can be overwhelming. The CDC lists what stress during this uncertain time can look like for different people warning that some people may have stronger reactions than others: Fear/worry about your health or Continue Reading ...