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Guide for families: How to talk about addiction

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 2, 2019 11:47:50 AM

Seeing a loved one struggling with drug addiction and alcohol dependence is difficult. It’s normal to feel lost, disappointed, or frustrated. However, if you have a healthy family dynamic, having your support can go a long way in the recovery process. Talking about addiction in your family can help address the presence of a substance abuse disorder, potentially lead to treatment, and provide your loved one with much-needed support throughout their recovery.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction

Roadmap: Recovering from substance abuse

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 1, 2019 3:39:00 PM

If you or someone you care about is struggling with substance abuse, what can be done to help? The decision to seek treatment for alcohol or drug addiction is not always easy, but it is the first step towards a healthier life. With the right support and information, you will be better equipped to take the necessary steps to have a better life.

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Topics: Services, Substance Abuse, Counseling

Transitioning to college with a mental health diagnosis

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 27, 2019 10:34:00 AM

Your college years are an exciting time. For some, this means more independence, new friends, and potentially, a brand new city to explore. A significant life change like graduating high school and attending college can be stressful for any student, and being diagnosed with a mental illness could mean you’ll experience a unique set of challenges. However, managing a mental health condition in college is possible. With support and planning, college students with a mental health diagnosis can thrive. Here are the tools and information to help you do just that.

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Topics: Mental Health Awareness, mental health tips

The parent's guide to talking about mental health

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 20, 2019 10:00:17 AM

Mental health is a part of life, just like physical health. As your children get older, they may begin to have questions about mental health, especially if someone in your family has a diagnosis. Having an honest, age-appropriate conversation can help them navigate their curiosity and teach them how to make their own mental health a priority.

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Topics: Counseling for Children, Mental Health Awareness

7 tips for talking to your college freshman about binge drinking

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 1, 2019 10:35:47 AM

Each year, thousands of doe-eyed college freshmen will settle into their dorms anxiously awaiting their first moments of college life. College years are a transformative, exploratory time in a young adult's life. Parental influence is lessened and teens are given the opportunity to spread their wings.

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Topics: Counseling for Children, Mental Health services, Alcohol Dependence, Behavioral health services, underage drinking

How Vivitrol can help you on your road to recovery

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

For those suffering from opioid dependence or alcoholism, the road to recovery can be full of challenges. The good news is that you don't have to do it alone. There are addiction treatments that work and achieving recovery is possible. One treatment option  is medication assisted treatment (MAT) with Vivitrol. Vivitrol is a once-monthly medication that has been proven to be effective for treating alcohol and opioid dependence and can help prevent relapse after detox.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, addiction, medication assisted treatment, addiction recovery program

How therapy can support addiction recovery

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 24, 2019 2:52:48 PM

Regardless of where you are in your journey towards addiction recovery, therapy can support you through treatment and better prepare you for any challenges you might encounter. In this article, we’ll discuss how therapy can be a vital component of your addiction treatment plan.

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Topics: Counseling, addiction, rehabilitation, therapy, addiction recovery program

Treatment options for depression

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 14, 2019 1:45:00 PM

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that nearly 19 million adults in the US experience at least one major depressive episode every year. Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in America. Sometimes referred to as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it is different from less severe feelings of sadness. The good news is that depression is highly treatable. In this blog, we'll go over how to treat depression.

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Topics: depression

How alcohol addiction treatment works

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 31, 2019 10:41:31 AM

Alcohol addiction affects more than 15 million adults in the United States. While alcohol use disorder is a disease, like most medical conditions, it is treatable. Every person’s journey to sobriety and recovery is different. In this blog, we’ll help you understand how alcohol addiction treatment works so you better understand your options for recovery.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Mental Health services, Alcohol Dependence, Behavioral health services, addiction, rehabilitation, therapy

What are the signs of alcoholism?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 23, 2019 1:02:00 PM

Do any of the following scenarios sound familiar to you?

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence

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