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9 Alternatives to Antidepressants

Depression is a prevalent matter being faced by many Americans today. About 16.1 million U.S. adults grapple with the leading cause of disability worldwide. When an individual suffers from co-occurring disorders such as sleep disorders or substance use disorders coupled with depression, it makes recovery much more troublesome, therefore...

According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2019, almost 15 million Americans, ages 12 and above had alcohol use disorder.

Why is Alcohol So Addictive?

Alcohol statistics are shocking. According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2019, almost 15 million Americans, ages 12 and above had alcohol use disorder. Of those 15 million Americans who have alcohol use disorder, more than 7% of them have received treatment in the past...

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Thought Disorder Treatment in Early Recovery

People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol sometimes also have mental health issues. Likewise, those with mental illnesses may develop an addiction. Treating both conditions is critical for a successful recovery and a healthier life. Thought disorder treatment in early recovery can help the individual better manage their...

how long meth stays in system

How Long Does Meth Stay in Your System?

Methamphetamine is used legally by many people, as a prescribed medication. It is more often used illegally, though, as a recreational drug. The short-term and long-term effects of meth can seriously impact your mental and physical health. You may be wondering how long meth stays in your system, particularly...

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Intensive Therapy Programs for Trauma Treatment

Focused on increasing awareness about trauma and its effects, June has been designated as National PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD is post-traumatic stress disorder, an anxiety disorder that can have serious consequences for an individual’s mental and physical health. The good news is, there are effective intensive therapy programs for...

internal family systems therapy for addiction

Internal Family Systems | Therapy for Addiction

Evidence-based therapies can help you move forward in overcoming your addiction to drugs or alcohol. Sometimes those therapies are specialized, meaning they don’t necessarily fit into what is considered the “standard” way of addressing your addiction. Internal Family Systems is one method that is evidence-based and is a proven...

borderline personality disorder vs bipolar

Borderline Personality Disorder vs Bipolar

Many mental health disorders have similar symptoms. It is important, especially during Mental Health Awareness Month, to understand the differences in the way certain disorders can impact an individual as well as those around them. There are many misunderstandings about the similarities and differences between borderline personality disorder vs...

CBT and the 12 Steps

CBT and the 12 Steps

When you need intensive healing, an integrated approach is usually most effective. As you seek treatment for an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to understand that there is not one strategy that works for everyone and, depending on your situation, multiple approaches will be better able to...

family dynamics of trauma

Family Dynamics of Trauma

When one person experiences a traumatic event or is challenged by the impact of a trauma that happened earlier in their life, it not only impacts them significantly but can also affect other members of the family. The family dynamics of trauma differ with each individual and their family...

dry drunk

What is a Dry Drunk?

You may have decided on your own to give up drinking. Although you may think you have been successful when you have not touched alcohol for several days or even months, your addictive behaviors are still disrupting your life and the lives of those around you. You have a...

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