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Addiction resources for families

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Dec 19, 2018 4:56:06 PM

Alcohol and drug addiction affect more than just the person addicted. Loved ones and family members can feel helpless, stressed or confused, and may not know where or how to get help. You are not alone. Addiction touches the lives of millions. The following resources will help you and your family find the support you need.

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Topics: medication assisted treatment

How to cope with trauma

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 29, 2018 11:32:47 AM

Trauma is an emotional and psychological response that occurs when a person experiences something frightening, upsetting or disturbing. Traumatic experiences can range from natural disasters to military combat and could include events like surviving a car accident or sexual assault. Feeling anxiety, nervousness or grief after a traumatic event is common. Fortunately, most people are resilient and are able to recover after a traumatic experience. Here are a few things you can do to cope with trauma.

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Topics: anxiety, PTSD, stress

Why are opioids addictive?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 9, 2018 2:13:08 PM

Opioid addiction - also known as opioid use disorder - affects 2 million people. Opioid drugs were responsible for 33,000 deaths in the US in 2016 and over half of drug overdoses involved opioids. So, what makes opioids so addictive?

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Topics: Substance Abuse, addiction, medication assisted treatment

Can Vivitrol treat alcohol addiction?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 1, 2018 5:12:05 PM

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a serious disease that affects 17 million people in the US. In fact, excessive alcohol use causes 88,000 deaths a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The good news is that alcohol addiction, just like many other diseases, is treatable and recovery is possible. An addiction treatment program such as medication assisted treatment (MAT) with Vivitrol can help people struggling with alcohol use disorder leave a life of addiction behind.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction, medication assisted treatment

Does Suboxone treatment work?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 26, 2018 1:53:01 PM

Addiction is a complex and chronic disease, but it is treatable. Treatment options like medication assisted treatment (MAT) with Suboxone can help you overcome opioid addiction.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, addiction, medication assisted treatment

How cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treats depression

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 26, 2018 10:42:24 AM

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy used to treat mental health disorders like depression. It can also be used to treat anxiety, PTSD and borderline personality disorder. CBT works by identifying and modifying the negative thoughts or behaviors that cause or worsen a person’s symptoms. In this blog, we’ll discuss how CBT is used to treat depression.

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Topics: Counseling, Behavioral health services, depression

Enfrentando el abuso de sustancias en la familia

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 10, 2018 7:50:15 PM

El abuso de sustancias, el alcoholismo y la adicción pueden tener un impacto negativo en las familias. Las familias que están lidiando con el trastorno de abuso de sustancias de un ser querido pueden enfrentar situaciones como violencia doméstica, abuso físico o emocional, trastornos de salud mental concurrentes y dificultades socioeconómicas, ya que las personas que luchan con la adicción pueden tener dificultades para encontrar o conservar un trabajo. Puede interrumpir una dinámica familiar saludable al romper la confianza, agregar estrés significativo y prevenir la formación de límites saludables.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction

Cómo iniciar una conversación sobre el abuso de sustancias en su familia

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 10, 2018 7:49:50 PM

Juan piensa que su hermano, Fred, no era él mismo la última vez que se vieron.

La apariencia de Fred parecía arrugada a pesar de que, por lo general, se esforzaba para verse lo mejor posible. Fred también parecía desinteresado en las cosas que siempre le interesaban, es por eso que John sospecho que algo en la vida de Fred había cambiado.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction

How medication assisted treatment (MAT) can support recovery

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 10, 2018 7:49:21 PM

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.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction, medication assisted treatment

What is opioid addiction treatment?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 10, 2018 7:49:07 PM

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.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction, medication assisted treatment

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