One mode of treatment for all may not be the best approach when treating patients with certain medical disorders. An article references a recent study that compared treatments for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder (MDD) and childhood sexual abuse (CSA).
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One of the biggest decisions a person can make is the decision to own up to their addiction and seek out help. With the number of detox and rehab centers available, choosing which one is right for you can seem like an equally daunting decision. So how does a person know how to choose the […]
Move over depression and anxiety, trauma is making a comeback as an increasingly recognized and treated co-occurring disorder in addiction treatment. We have long understood that trauma and addictions frequently go hand in hand, but a growing number of clinicians and treatment programs are developing the resources to comprehensively treat both addiction and trauma. A […]
If you have gone through addiction personally and reached a point at which you feel comfortable with your sobriety, you may feel like it is time to give back and help others achieve the same success. The twelfth step encourages you to "carry this message to alcoholics still suffering." This means that as someone who […]
A drug used to treat high blood pressure is also effective in stopping nightmares of patients with posttraumatic stress syndrome, according to a new study from the Mayo Clinic.
Research suggests that adding exercise in with addiction treatment might be a good way to increase and strengthen the effects on the path to recovery. When addicts are trying to recover from their addiction, their body and mind crave the endorphins that cause that “high” feeling. Everyday stress can increase cravings and then the recovery […]
Intensive outpatient drug rehab programs differ in the number, type and intensity of treatment options they provide. However, all of the programs offer the same core treatment elements that are the hallmark of good intensive outpatient drug rehab programs.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has predicted that the need for substance abuse treatment services for Baby Boomers will double by the year 2020 because Substance Abuse Among Baby Boomers is On The Rise. That’s just eight years away, and it’s really not a very long time in the scheme of things.
If you are one of those individuals addicted to heroin or other opioid, such as OxyContin, the idea that you could continue using with a somewhat lesser evil might be appealing. For many persons seeking to come off heroin or OxyContin addiction, going to methadone may seem like a no-brainer.
Take one step into Charlotte Day’s office and you’ll know she is an empowered woman in Christ. Her passion for her faith comes to life in everything around her, from the pictures of Christ on her walls to the way God’s wisdom and discernment shine through her in her work with clients in the Christian […]