Addressing Mental Health During Addiction Recovery Mental issues and substance abuse problems often go hand in hand. In fact, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, roughly 7.7 million American adults suffer from co-occurring…
Choosing the Right Program Because substance abuse treatment success varies depending on a number of underlying causes, including the type of substance used and the presence of co-occurring disorders, you’ll want to find a treatment…
Trauma often leads to substance abuse and increases the likelihood of individuals using addictive substances. This is because trauma can often lead individuals to develop mental illnesses and disorders and then use substances to alleviate…
Is Addiction a Mental Illness? Is addiction a mental health issue? The answer is “yes.” Addiction can even make a person more likely to develop other mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety.
Are Anxiety Meds Addictive? Anxiety meds are used for the treatment and alleviation of anxiety. Many anxiety medications present no danger of addiction, but some medications can become habit-forming and addictive, with long-term use creating…
How Codependency and Addiction Work Together When an individual experiences addiction, it often has a negative impact on their interpersonal relationships. As a result, a state of codependency can develop, with the addicted individual and…
Alcohol & Anxiety: How Are They Related? Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and Anxiety Disorders are commonly co-occurring disorders that can lead to serious health risks and concerns. When a person is struggling with the various…
One of the biggest challenges that people recovering from substance abuse face during recovery is the high risk of relapse and falling back into the same dangerous cycle they’re trying to get away from. Recovery…
Depression is a serious mental disorder that affects an estimated 1 in 10 Americans. Unfortunately, clinical and severe depression often goes untreated, with less than 50 percent of depression sufferers world-wide receiving the care they…
Addiction or abuse of drugs or alcohol can cause the brain to become reliant on the effects of that substance in the body. When that substance is no longer present, a person may experience significant…
The Dangers of Codependency and Addiction Mental Health America (MHA) defines codependency as “an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship.” Codependency has also been…
Fun Sober Activities for You and Friends Making the decision to go sober can often feel like you’re stepping into a whole new world. When drugs or alcohol have been a part of your daily…
Family Roles & Addiction Addiction is a family disease. We know that is a challenging statement for some to read. Allow us to explain how each person within the family system plays a role
Understanding and Overcoming the Barriers to Intimacy in Recovery There are several barriers one may find discover as they try to form healthy connections to others as they move through recovery.
A Growing Threat: Substance Abuse Among Older Adults In the United States, Substance abuse among older adults has been identified as one of the fastest-growing health problems. As the baby boomers – those born
Methamphetamine Abuse in the USA The war on drugs has always been prevalent but the target of this war changes through the decades. In the 1980s crack cocaine surged on the market. Then in the...
How Art Therapy Can Heal Trauma and Contribute to Holistic Well-Being Artistic expression is a key part of humanity. Humans have been expressing themselves in creative ways since the beginning of time throughout every
Dual diagnosis affects millions of people in the U.S. every year. One study found that one in every four individuals with a serious mental illness also suffers from dual diagnosis. What is a dual
There is no definitive rulebook on how best to help someone with an addiction. No matter how obvious the addiction is, committing to get help for an addicted friend or relative you care about is
The line between substance abuse and addiction runs a bit thin, but it is there – even though many people use these terms as if they are interchangeable. Although individuals may not be “addicted”
Movies and television might have you believe that it’s easy to commit someone you love involuntarily to an inpatient drug addiction treatment program, but that’s not quite true. Court-ordered rehab is an option, but it
When dealing with addiction, a person should be open to different holistic treatment methods to find what works best to help them individually. One treatment option that may be beneficial to a patient is Neurofeedback...
Neurofeedback Therapy + Addiction When dealing with addiction, a person should be open to different holistic treatment methods to find what works best to help them individually. One treatment option that may
There are various levels of drug and alcohol rehab. When you’re struggling with addiction and deciding about going to rehab, figuring out what care you will get in inpatient, outpatient, and long-term rehab can be
Researching Options It’s probably time. After searching “residential drug rehab center” and coming up with many results, where to start? How to know if the addiction treatment program will work? What makes one residential
It’s more complicated than, “Just say no.” Addiction is not a disease that people choose—but it can happen to anyone, men or women. Addiction to substances like drugs, alcohol, opioids, heroin, and medications rewires
Family therapy is an integral part of many rehab and recovery programs for a reason: The entire family — and close friends — is often impacted by a substance abuse disorder or addiction. That
If drinking is becoming a problem—alcohol use is interfering with work or relationships, you regularly drink more than you plan to, or you drink more than you used to—then treatment for alcohol use disorder is...
How long should drug rehab last so the results are sustainable? If someone begins a long-term program, how might that impact employment, family obligations—like caring for children—and home life after the rehab program is completed?
Do you need to figure out how to quit drinking alcohol or have a loved one with a drinking problem you desperately want to help?
By Elizabeth Ossip, LCSW, CAP, ICADC Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression that occurs seasonally, most often during the winter months, and is linked to shortened exposure to daylight, maladaptive circadian
By Elizabeth Ossip, LCSW, CAP, ICADC If you are thinking about going into treatment for alcohol dependence or drug addiction and having a job, you are probably worried about losing it. There may be
During recovery from addiction, many people do not know how to fill the holes in their time that was formerly filled by hours of indulging in their favorite habit. They often feel bored and
When it comes to disease and behavioral patterns in people, the debate between nature vs. nurture has been going on for decades. How much does genetics dictate how likely we are to get a disease
The search for the right drug and alcohol rehab center can be a lot to digest, and there’s no doubt there have been thoughts about the expense associated with the service. Unfortunately, the frustrating
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, substance abuse in the United States comes with a total cost of around $600 billion every year.
Addiction takes a toll on every aspect of your life, including your health, mental and physical wellbeing, relationships, employment, and even your finances. The economics of addiction aren’t overly complex, and the result of
Alcohol abuse and addiction take a toll on physical health and wellbeing. Most notably, alcohol can prevent the body from absorbing nutrients leading to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. When individuals are in the active
You’ve decided to make the big step from home to inpatient rehab to get help for substance abuse. You may feel nervous or afraid of being away from home and perhaps worried about what
The death of a loved one or other type of personal loss is complicated to deal with at the best of times, but grief can be almost unbearable for people who are also struggling to
Determining whether you have to avoid your old friends after drug rehab can be tough, and unfortunately, there’s no simple answer. In the end, it comes down to you, your ability to manage triggers
Music festivals and drug use often go hand-in-hand. With the celebratory atmosphere and laid-back vibe of music festivals, many people engage in recreational drug use to enhance the experience. Unfortunately, many overdoses also occur
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states that “Research indicates that most addicted individuals need at least 3 months in treatment to significantly reduce or stop their drug use and that the best outcomes
Some people may have turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with personal problems. As the addiction develops, new problems often crop up, including feelings of shame and embarrassment about rehab and the addiction.
Recovery from alcohol abuse is a personal and highly individualized experience, which means there is no definitive timeline for healing and recovery. Factors that affect an alcohol recovery timeline include the length of time a
An effective detox treatment that many people are not aware of is massage therapy for addiction recovery. When the body is withdrawing from drugs or alcohol during detox, most patients experience physical symptoms ranging
If you or a loved one has a drinking problem, you are not alone. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCAD) states that one in every 12 adults in the United States
In substance abuse treatment, as in all therapeutic environments, cultural competency is critical in delivering services for all communities. If a facility or therapist is not competent regarding a specific culture or ethnic group, it
Choosing the right drug rehab center can be critical to the success of a treatment episode. There are countless rehab centers all across the United States, there are many treatment centers in South Florida alone,
Many people would argue that taking drugs at all constitutes a problem, but for those who are truly addicted, there always comes a time when casual use crosses the line into full-blown substance use disorder.
What to Expect During Rehab and Detox Your doctor may recommend detoxification as a necessary first step towards overcoming an alcohol or drug addiction. The main goal of detox is a physical one: to rid
If you have been considering drug or alcohol rehab and have spent time researching which one would be the best choice for yourself or a loved one, you likely have been overwhelmed with choices. But
Recognizing there is a drug addiction problem that requires professional help is never an easy admission for anyone. It is, however, the first and very crucial step towards recovery. Choosing the right drug treatment facility
Once you have completed your alcohol or substance abuse treatment it is very important to ensure that you continue on that positive path of healing. One of the first key tips to prevent a
Facts About Eating Disorders, Statistics & Treatments Learn About Eating Disorders Eating disorders are more prevalent across our society than most people initially think. Many different factors contribute to this, including our media and culture’s
Sex addiction is a type of behavior commonly referred to as a “process addiction,” similar to gambling or eating disorders. Sex addiction is one of the least understood addictions in our society. Many people believe
Here are some great recovery quotes! -A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow
For many expectant mothers, pregnancy is a beautiful thing. It’s carrying your future child for nine months, nurturing him or her, sharing food, and feeling the baby grow with each passing day. Pregnancy and
For most people, the cost of rehab alone is a barrier to getting help. The high cost is driven by many factors such as; insurance, staffing, regulations, taxes, insurance, property costs, and other operational
Once you have made the decision to stop using drugs and/or alcohol you will invariably be faced with some challenges, which are common to all in early recovery. Once you have decided to put
The more we know about mental illness and diseases like alcoholism, the more we understand how they work. At the same time, the more we understand, the more questions we have, which leads to
Beachway Therapy Center offers specialty groups on grief, loss, and trauma to further enhance the healing process in recovery. We offer these groups a safe, intimate, and confidential place for our patients to work through