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Mental Health and Addiction Treament

The Tragic Problem of Rohypnol, Roofies, and Trauma

On This Page: How is Rohypnol Used? Effects of Rohypnol Rohypnol-Induced Rape Trauma to Rohypnol-Induced Rape Treatment for Rohypnol-Induced Rape Get Help for Trauma In the early 1990s awareness increased about a drug that was often referred to as the “date rape” drug. Known on the streets as “roofies,” Rohypnol has never been approved for … Continue reading The Tragic Problem of Rohypnol, Roofies, and Trauma

April 24, 2018

Mental Health and Addiction Treament

Can Being Exposed to Disasters and Tragedies in the Media Cause Trauma?

On This Page: How Traumatic Events Impact the Brain Is the News Stressing You Out? Secondary Traumatic Stress You Can Manage Secondary Traumatic Stress   Sometimes it seems like the national news contains one tragedy after another. National and world disasters wreak havoc on families and individuals, and these traumas often create ripple effects that … Continue reading Can Being Exposed to Disasters and Tragedies in the Media Cause Trauma?

November 27, 2017

Mental Health and Addiction Treament

You Are Not a Drop in the Ocean; You Are the Entire Ocean in a Drop

The root of the word “equality” is from the Latin meaning “even or level,” as in, “leveling the playing field.” In other words, it means that everyone has an even chance — or even … a chance. Too often when we talk about social equality, people think it’s about sanding everyone down so they look … Continue reading You Are Not a Drop in the Ocean; You Are the Entire Ocean in a Drop

July 17, 2017

Addiction Recovery

The Science Behind How Specialized Addiction Treatment Can Help LGBT Individuals

When it comes to finding a path to recovery and staying on it, people tend to be more successful when aided by trained mental health and addiction treatment professionals, even if the process of getting sober really is about self-discovery. On This Page: Meth Use Is Rampant Among Gay, Lesbian Communities Shame Works Against the … Continue reading The Science Behind How Specialized Addiction Treatment Can Help LGBT Individuals

June 13, 2017

Mental Health and Addiction Treament

Top UK Mental Health Professional Goes Public About Stay in Psychiatric Hospital, Shatters Stigma

There is a misconception that people who work in the upper ranks of healthcare, particularly the mental health field, are immune from mental illness themselves. The idea is that they always carry with them the proper toolbox for addressing any mental health problem. But that’s not how it works, as a bold post on the … Continue reading Top UK Mental Health Professional Goes Public About Stay in Psychiatric Hospital, Shatters Stigma

May 16, 2017

Drug Treatment

Mental Health Parity and The National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released a report on the difficulties of finding appropriate, affordable mental health care. Even individuals with insurance have trouble finding in-network providers. In some places, mental health services may not be available at all. Mental health care services are often more expensive than physical care. Parity laws and … Continue reading Mental Health Parity and The National Alliance on Mental Illness

January 24, 2017

Drug Treatment

Improved Communication and Health Care Effectiveness

Communication is invaluable. It is necessary for our everyday lives. It is essential to our health care. We use communication to ask for help. Medical professionals use communication to provide that help, share information and expand scientific knowledge. Registries may be a good way to achieve these goals. Because our nation and our medical professionals … Continue reading Improved Communication and Health Care Effectiveness

January 24, 2017

Addiction Recovery

What Kind of Addiction and Mental Health President Will Donald Trump Be?

When it comes to how a Trump presidency will view addiction issues, two eyebrow-raising facts have emerged. First, Donald Trump has spoken openly about how he lost his older brother, Fred, to alcoholism at a young age. Fred’s death and the events leading to it impacted Donald in such a way that he never has … Continue reading What Kind of Addiction and Mental Health President Will Donald Trump Be?

January 19, 2017