Self Medicating

The Dangers of Self Medicating

Self Medication happens when a person uses accessible substances to treat issues, without a medical professional’s recommendation. Self-medication is often the first resort for those suffering from more significant health concerns, such as mental health issues, who are unwilling to seek professional help. Self-medication for significant health disorders may have hazards like negative drug or supplement […]

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the role of social workers in the treatment of addictions

The Role of Social Workers in the Treatment of Addictions

Social workers have many roles and work with all types of people and populations. For example, the role of social workers in the treatment of addictions is an important one. Social workers can be a vital resource for people throughout each phase of addiction treatment and recovery from chemical dependency.  Substance abuse social workers can […]

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Group Therapy

How Group Therapy Can Add to Your Treatment Plan

Most people are familiar with the idea of individual therapy. A client sits alone with their therapist and discusses their issues, feelings, and goals for treatment. What the person may not understand is how group therapy can be different but complementary to their treatment. For someone who has never participated in group therapy, it can […]

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types of addiction treatment

Defining the Options for Different Types of Treatment

When a person dealing with mental health disorders or addiction decides to seek professional help, they are sometimes overwhelmed with the different types of addiction treatment options available to them. If they don’t know the lingo, trying to decipher the myriad options can be overwhelming. Some only need bare minimum weekly appointments that allow them […]

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The Promise and Dangers of Addiction Treatment Brain Implants

Addiction is a brain disease. If a brain implant was able to treat someone’s addiction successfully, they could go through life as normally as possible without worrying about the possibility of a relapse. It is important to know that while brain implants can show promise in a person’s addiction recovery, it can lead to dangers […]

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Naltrexone To Treat Meth Addiction?

Naltrexone To Treat Meth Addiction?

From morphine addiction in the 1800s to the modern-day opioid crisis, drug epidemics go through cycles as common as the weather. Unfortunately, through the increase in the potency of substances, illicit and prescription drug abuse is becoming more dangerous and even deadly. Case in point, fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, is 50 times stronger than […]

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EMDR: Stages, Benefits, and Knowing If It’s Right For You

Our brain takes in millions of pieces of information every second, every day. Unfortunately, this information can also be processed and stored in a way that associates these details with traumatic events in the collective unconscious. For those who’ve experienced trauma, certain sensations, images, sounds, and even smells can trigger horrific memories of events such […]

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What Is Revolving Door Syndrome and How To Avoid It

What Is Revolving Door Syndrome and How To Avoid It

You’ve spent time in a drug treatment facility, you’ve done the 12-Steps, you relapsed – and here you are – back in rehab, again. This isn’t the first time this has happened, and you feel like it won’t be your last. It’s called revolving door syndrome, and it can happen among those battling a substance […]

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Therapy for Mental Health

Why Considering A Therapy Is Important When You Have Mental Health Issues?

Psychiatric or mental health disorders are widespread. They frequently run in families. The most prevalent mental health issues were bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression. These conditions and similar ones affect your emotions, ideas, and actions. It might be difficult to learn you have a mental health illness. There is however hope. There are variety of […]

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