Mental Health Treatment

Substance Abuse and Social Isolation

Substance Abuse and Social Isolation

How Substance Use Can Lead to Loneliness Are you tired of feeling lonely as a result of your drug or alcohol use? Unfortunately, substance abuse and social isolation go hand-in-hand. In turn, this can spur more negative feelings. Both can lead to a lack of a support system that could otherwise prevent...

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Signs of Meth Use in Friends and Family

Identifying the Signs of Meth Use in Friends and Family

How Knowing the Signs of Meth Use Can Help Your Loved One Methamphetamine, or meth, is a stimulant drug – meaning that it lets people stay awake and undertake continuous activities with less need for sleep as it affects the central nervous system. Not only is meth highly addictive, but methamphetamine...

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PPO Insurance Rehab coverage for drug and alcohol addiction treatment

PPO Insurance Rehab

Policies Widely Accepted in Addiction Treatment When you have the goal of entering substance abuse treatment, understanding your insurance coverage is one of the essential dynamics. You need to know your deductibles, copays, what’s covered, what’s not, and how long you’ll receive coverage, with a PPO insurance rehab plan or any...

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Holistic Addiction Treatment Centers

Holistic Addiction Treatment Centers

Rehabilitation that Considers the Whole Person It’s never easy to see a loved one struggle with substance abuse, and it’s even harder to struggle with it yourself. Substance abuse disorder (SUD) is an illness that not only damages the body, but the mind and spirit as well. The all-encompassing damage inflicted by...

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Obamacare for Rehab

Does Obamacare Cover Rehab?

As vital as rehab is to the recovery of those struggling with addiction, it unfortunately faces the same stigma as everything surrounding substance abuse and mental health. It can be difficult to seek help for paying for addiction treatment services, or even to find the right places to ask questions like...

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Music Therapy for Addiction

Music Therapy for Addiction

The mind is a complex organ that can heal, perform complex functions, create electricity, form thoughts, and communicate on levels of consciousness that we cannot even fathom as physical beings. Because we use so little of our brains, there is so much that’s not understood about this organ and how...

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Cocaine Comedown

Cocaine Comedown

It’s a given that most chemical substances that cause abuse disorders have an extremely negative impact. Finding one item people use as crutches for addiction that doesn’t have detrimental consequences is impossible – even substances like marijuana that are considered socially acceptable. However, certain substances have more severe side effects and...

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REBT for Addiction

REBT for Addiction

Human behavior and thinking are as closely related to addiction as any other element of the human personality. Relating certain behaviors to their responses and triggers allows us to completely reprogram our brains, resulting in different behavioral reactions to a specific stimulus. These methods, including NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), can provide significant...

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Commonly Abused Benzodiazepines

Commonly Abused Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are classified as Schedule IV drugs by the DEA. This means that they have some potential for abuse and can also be prescribed for medical uses. Benzodiazepines are often used in conjunction with other drugs, specifically alcohol and opioids. In many cases of cocaine addiction, users will also take benzodiazepines...

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Art therapy for addiction class New Mexico

Art Therapy for Addiction

Art therapy is a useful tool utilized by many substance abuse treatment centers, including Icarus Behavioral Health, in order to assist with many facets of recovery from addiction. The subjective nature of art therapy enables patients to express themselves in a plethora of different ways in order to help them cope...

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