Addiction is a complex and chronic disease, but recovery is possible. Addiction treatment like medication assisted treatment (MAT) can help someone with substance or alcohol use disorder achieve recovery and maintain sobriety. By combining behavioral therapy with specific addiction medications, MAT is the safest and most effective option for recovery.
Opioids such as prescription painkillers and heroin are highly addictive. It’s important to know that addiction is not a choice. Addiction is a complex and chronic disease. Like any other medical illness, addiction is treatable. With the right opioid addiction treatment, recovery is possible.
Depression is often confused with sadness, but it’s important to know the differences between the two mental states. This distinction is particularly important for individuals who are struggling with depression. Those who confuse their depression with sadness may leave their symptoms untreated. When depression is left untreated, it can increase your risk for a number of health conditions like coronary artery disease, stroke and hypertension. In severe cases, depression can lead to suicide.
Every minute, 20 people in the United States are victims of physical abuse by an intimate partner. Abuse by an intimate partner is called domestic abuse. The key elements of domestic abuse are intimidation, humiliation and physical injury. When domestic abuse includes physical abuse, it is called domestic violence.
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Nearly 20% of adults in the US struggle with an anxiety disorder. This common mental illness can be caused by genetic factors, brain chemistry, personality or life events. Everyday anxiety can occur due to stressful events, but anxiety that is persistent, uncontrollable, excessive or irrational might be a sign you are struggling with an anxiety disorder.
Trauma can affect anyone. In fact, over half of Americans have experienced a traumatic event. Men have a 1 in 10 chance of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing a traumatic event, and women have a 1 in 5 chance. The good news is PTSD is treatable. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that is used to treat PTSD. In this blog, we’ll discuss how EMDR works to treat PTSD and trauma.
When a loved one or a family member is struggling with alcoholism or drug abuse, it can be difficult for the whole family. While ignoring and avoiding the problem might seem easier, addressing their addiction as early as possible and providing a positive support system as they begin recovery is the best thing you can do for them. Here are a few tips to get you started.
While detoxing from addictive substances is an important component of addiction treatment, it is only the beginning when it comes to achieving sobriety. Creating a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan that includes continuing care is necessary to successfully achieve sobriety and leave behind a life of addiction.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur after someone experiences a traumatic, dangerous, scary or shocking event. Traumatic events can include natural disasters, terrorist attacks, sexual assault, abuse, car accidents, military combat or the loss of a loved one.
Physical health and mental health are inextricably linked. Maintaining a healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen can improve your overall health, but did you know that getting a good night’s sleep can help you be physically and mentally healthy?
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