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)
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
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
Musicians and Crew See a Surge in Depression and Anxiety During the Pandemic In a recent article by NME, musicians and crew are experiencing a surge in depression and anxiety brought on by the challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic. Keep reading to find out more about depression and anxiety, how it relates to the… Continue reading Musicians and Crew See a Surge in Depression and Anxiety
What is a Dual Diagnosis Or Co-Occurring Disorder? While doing your research into treatment centers and treatment options, you may be finding two unfamiliar terms repeating themselves: dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder. Addiction treatment makes all the difference when these two are identified, making it even more important for you and your family to know… Continue reading What is a Dual Diagnosis Or Co-Occurring Disorder?
Recent studies have shown that drug abuse in the UK has been changing over time and the use of Cocaine Addiction is much greater than previously thought. Researchers found that thousands of drug users admitted to taking cocaine on a regular basis. It has now been revealed that the UK may have a secret cocaine… Continue reading Cocaine Addiction on the Rise in the UK
One thing that many people don’t understand about addiction is that someone with a substance abuse problem can become very adept at hiding their behavior. They will often go to great lengths to ensure that the people around them do not know they are addicted. It is possible for even their own spouse to have… Continue reading Is It Possible to be Completely Unaware of Your Spouse’s Substance Abuse?
Even though there are many factors related to genetics, mental health and other internal traits that cause substance abuse, culture can also play a critical role. The environment in which a person grows up can have a huge impact on how they cope with stress and the type of behaviors they engage in. Certain aspects… Continue reading Drug Abuse and Cultural Sensitivity
Teenagers on prom night are hoping to have a memorable experience with their friends that they can always look back on when they think of high school. Kids often spend weeks planning what they are going to wear and what they are going to do on prom night. Unfortunately many teens also plan on heavy… Continue reading Substance Abuse and Prom Season
There are a multitude of different factors that can influence whether a person is more at risk for developing issues with addiction. In addition to issues like genetic vulnerability, environment and mental illness, Substance Abuse After Experiencing Trauma are very common in those with addictions. In the field of mental and behavioral health there is… Continue reading Substance Abuse After Experiencing Trauma