Drug Abuse and Addiction

Senate Bill 317 New Mexico

Senate Bill 317 New Mexico

A Bill to Make Behavioral Health More Accessible On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 317 New Mexico into 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...

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Meth Psychosis

The Roots of Meth Psychosis

Pick a drug that people abuse, and the chances are high that some lasting form of emotional scar is attached to that abuse. It doesn’t matter what the individuals’ drug of choice is; all substance abuse cases take a mental toll on the user. Sometimes it’s short-term memory loss – at...

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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 program...

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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 more...

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Most Dangerous Drugs

What Are the Most Dangerous Drugs?

I started using drugs in high school and by the time I graduated college, I had used pretty much every drug that I knew existed. When I arrived at Icarus Behavioral Health for treatment, it was hard to imagine my life without drugs. Now that I am clean, I cannot...

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Treatment that Considers Trauma

Treatment that Considers Trauma

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

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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 the...

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Cocaine and its Effects - IBH

Looking Closer at Cocaine and its Effects

Taking a Deep Dive Into the Effects of Cocaine 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...

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What to Pack for Treatment

Packing to be Properly Prepared for Rehab 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...

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