The Transition House Blog

Treating opioid dependence: What is Suboxone?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 20, 2017 9:53:17 AM

Overcoming addiction is possible. With the variety of treatment options available for opioid dependence, patients are able to work towards recovery in a way that is tailored to their specific needs. Medication assisted treatment (MAT), the combination of counseling or behavioral therapy with the use of specialized, specific addiction medication, is one of the safest and most effective ways to recover from addictive substance use.

In this blog, we’ll cover Suboxone, a medication that is used to treat opioid dependence, including addiction to substances such as heroin.

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Topics: Behavioral health services

When a psychiatric evaluation is needed and why

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 11, 2017 11:35:02 AM

The path to mental health is different for everyone. You might begin treatment by speaking to a physician, psychologist, licensed mental health counselor, social worker, or a case manager. If you're curious as to why you can't see a psychiatrist immediately, you might find this blog helpful.

Based on a number of factors, a psychiatric evaluation can be requested. If you were referred for a psychiatric evaluation, or you have a loved one that was, then you probably have questions on what exactly a psychiatric evaluation is and what you can expect.

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Topics: Behavioral health services

Effective parenting skills: Helping your child deal with stress

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 21, 2017 8:05:00 AM

Children often look to their parents for reassurance and guidance. Because young children might still be learning how to cope with new or stressful situations, it’s important for parents to set the tone for what is healthy and appropriate. As a parent, helping your child deal with stress is key.

We’ve shared different effective parenting skills, including ways you can support your child's mental health, as well as valuable coping skills that can help them deal with everyday stress. But, as with all habits, these skills take time and patience to develop.

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Topics: Active Parenting

Treating addiction safely: How to detox the right way

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 15, 2017 10:07:55 AM

Opioid addiction is a growing epidemic that affects millions of Americans each year. In the US, drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death, and opioid addiction plays a big part in this staggering statistic. In 2015 alone, over 30,000 people overdosed on prescription painkillers or heroin, with numbers rising every year. Preliminary data suggests that anywhere from 59,000 to 65,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2016.

Addiction is a complex disease that affects not only the person addicted, but their support system of friends, family, and loved ones as well. Overcoming opioid addiction is possible! There are a few treatment options for opioid dependence, including medication assisted treatment which is available at TTHI Counseling Center.

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Topics: Substance Abuse

Back to school: Mental health tips for college students

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 8, 2017 6:00:22 PM

Going off to college is an exciting time for both students and parents. This milestone comes with big changes, too. Living away from home, gaining independence, meeting new people, and adjusting to a more rigorous and challenging curriculum are some of the things college students will encounter. Here are a few ways you can help support your college student’s mental health as they enter this stage of their life.

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Topics: Mental Health services

Volunteers from The Transition House build a ramp for Florida veteran

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 6, 2017 12:59:41 PM

Charles Prescott, a local Army veteran, was recently in need of some home improvements. Volunteers from The Transition House worked with Home Depot’s Giving Back Program and the Home Builders Institute to provide help.

Charles, who served in Operation Desert Storm, Desert Shield, and Granada, recently underwent triple bypass surgery and is wheelchair bound. He served in the Army for ten years and was discharged after an injury. His current home was not setup to meet his needs, which limited his ability to go in and out of his home.


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Topics: Help for Veterans

Focusing on the positives: What to expect from SFBT

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 28, 2017 1:01:38 PM

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a type of therapy that focuses on achieving goals rather than fixing problems. Using SFBT, a therapist works with you to identify a goal and emphasize the strengths you already possess that will help you achieve that goal. This approach is unique because the focus is not about fixing a specific problem, but about working towards your desired outcome. Rather than a question of if change will happen, SFBT asks when change will happen.

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Topics: Counseling

TTHI Counseling Center provides free treatment for opioid abuse

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 18, 2017 6:07:22 PM

Opioid addiction is an epidemic that affects millions of Americans each year. In the US, drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death, and opioid addiction plays a big part in this staggering statistic. In 2015 alone, over 30,000 people overdosed on prescription painkillers or heroin.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, addiction

5 ways to talk to your partner about couples therapy

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 18, 2017 9:23:27 AM

Relationships take work. Even in healthy relationships, partners will argue or disagree from time to time. This is completely normal, regardless of how long you and your partner have been together. Sometimes, the challenges you face as a couple can become more than both of you can handle on your own and couples therapy is needed to help you resolve your differences.

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Topics: Counseling

Overcoming addiction: Treatment options for opioid dependence

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 15, 2017 2:10:23 PM

Opioid addiction is an epidemic that affects millions of Americans each year. In the US, drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death, and opioid addiction plays a big part in this staggering statistic. In 2015 alone, over 30,000 people overdosed on prescription painkillers or heroin.

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Topics: Substance Abuse

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