The Cost of Recovery: Substance Abuse, Mental Health and the ACA (Affordable Care Act) There can be many barriers to recovery for people who need it the most. The stigma surrounding addiction, logistics, the unknown, and much more can steer someone away from the help they need. One of these barriers is the cost of… Continue reading The Cost of Recovery: Substance Abuse, Mental Health and the ACA (Affordable Care Act)
Do Therapists Have To Report Drug Abuse? One of the most effective ways of getting the best care possible from your therapist is to be completely open and honest. This way, your therapist will be able to see the entire picture and work with you to overcome your obstacles properly. If you leave out important… Continue reading Do Therapists Have To Report Drug Abuse?
Connecting The Dots: The Links Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Mental illness and substance abuse are two conditions that are suffered by millions of people. For most of these people, the suffering of these two conditions goes hand-in-hand. When one sparks up, it begins to worsen the other. If you or a loved one… Continue reading Connecting The Dots: The Links Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
5 Tips on How to Help a Narcissistic Loved One We all have moments where we are stubborn, want to feel special from others, or feel like we might be superior at a given task vs. somebody else. However, when does this normal behavior cross the line to narcissistic behavior? Moreover, how can we help… Continue reading 5 Tips on How to Help a Narcissistic Loved One
I Have Bipolar Disorder. Are Residential Mental Health Facilities Right for Me? Suffering from a severe mental health disorder such as Bipolar Disorder can affect every area of life. Whether it is work, school, marriage, or hobbies, Bipolar Disorder is likely to have affected it. Bipolar Disorder is ever-changing and ever-evolving as your life’s stresses,… Continue reading I Have Bipolar Disorder. Are Residential Mental Health Facilities Right for Me?
The 3 Things to Know About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder One of the most debilitating mental health conditions to live with is a condition called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is a disorder that develops after a shocking, scary, or dangerous event in one’s life. Psychological symptoms develop that can carry over into every area of an… Continue reading The 3 Things to Know About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms Anxiety, fear, and nervousness are all common feelings. However, when it crosses the line into panic disorder, it can become a debilitating condition that affects every area of life. Living with panic disorder can be miserable; however, there are ways to recognize it and treat it. Keep reading to learn… Continue reading Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a debilitating condition that is suffered by millions. OCD is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that they feel the urge to repeat over and over. Keep reading to learn more about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, the… Continue reading What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
Can Alcohol Make Depression Worse? Depression and alcohol go hand-in-hand. In fact, the prevalence of depression among alcohol-dependent people is high — 63.8%. With such high numbers, it is no secret that depression and alcohol influence each other to make the other worse in the vicious, deadly cycle of addiction. Keep reading to find out… Continue reading Can Alcohol Make Depression Worse?
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Becoming sober from drugs and alcohol involves much more than simply detoxing and stopping use. Some would say, that is the easy part. The most important part of the recovery journey is to receive therapy for the mental, emotional, and behavioral aspects of it. Mental health conditions can influence… Continue reading Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment