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EMDR Therapy Albuquerque

EMDR Therapy Albuquerque

There are many treatment modalities utilized in today’s world of psychology. Some have origins that date back decades, while others have come about relatively recently. These techniques are backed by numerous studies and peer-reviewed medical journals, all of which collectively point to their incredible efficacy and effectiveness in treating...

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Rehabilitation Facilities in New Mexico

Rehabilitation Facilities in New Mexico

Because there are so many rehabilitation facilities in New Mexico, it can be difficult to make an informed decision when seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one. There are a few different ways to discern which rehabilitation facilities in New Mexico stand above the rest and will be...

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Senate Bill 317 New Mexico

Senate Bill 317 New Mexico

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 317 into New Mexico Law. This bill establishes the Health Care Affordability Fund which is set up to lower the cost of health insurance for working-class families. The bill also disallows insurance companies from charging co-pays and...

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SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is an effective alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). In this treatment modality, participants learn techniques that enable them to continue progressing in their recovery. While we also support 12 step recovery, the team at Icarus Behavioral Health embraces SMART Recovery as an evidence-based...

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Vaping and Drugs

Vaping and Drugs: What You Need to Know

You look around you and discover that there are a lot of people who vape today. TikTok and YouTube and vaping drug use have popularized this culture although they claim that they’ve cracked down on these types of videos. Due to the popularity of vaping it’s important to understand...

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Treatment that Considers Trauma

Treatment that Considers Trauma

The following article will explain why it’s important that healthcare providers learn about Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), which means using an approach based upon sound science and best practices to identify people who may have experienced traumatic events. This identification allows mental health professionals to provide them with the support...

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Mental Health for Mothers

Mental Health for Mothers

For many women, the arrival of a baby brings with it joy and excitement that can be hard to contain. After all, you've been waiting years for this moment! But even if your happiness shows through in your smile or giggle, not everyone will share in your joy. That's where...

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Cocaine and its Effects - IBH

Looking Closer at Cocaine and its Effects

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant derived from coca leaves found mostly in South America. The active ingredient is called cocaine hydrochloride (HCl), which comes in two forms -- free base or powdered cocaine. When snorted through the nose into the nasal cavity, it creates intense sensations of pleasure similar to...

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What to Pack for Treatment

The days leading up to an individual leaving for alcohol or substance abuse disorder treatment can produce a mixed bag of feelings. Excitement, nervousness, anxiety, and even elements of fear are all typical and normally arrive as a byproduct of preparing to enter the unknown. Despite this wide range of...

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Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

Entering any behavioral health or substance abuse treatment program is a significant step for any individual to take on the road to recovery. However, clients often have certain reservations associated with entering any treatment program. It’s not uncommon for clients to experience feelings of anxiety or nervousness in the days...

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