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Mental Health and Addiction Treament

Recovery Strategies for Different Kinds of Trauma

Life can be traumatic at times and many people don’t realize is that there are actually many different kinds of trauma, each requiring different approaches for therapy and healing. It’s very important to deal with trauma appropriately, or people may fall prey to negative coping strategies such as addictive alcohol or drug use, anger, or … Continue reading Recovery Strategies for Different Kinds of Trauma

February 10, 2020

Treatment Services

Treating Addicted Patients Poses Medical Dilemma, but Should It?

By Becca Owens When you hear that someone has been diagnosed with a disease, you may begin to circle through thoughts of cancer, diabetes or maybe autoimmune or degenerative disorders. It is less likely that you consider the disease of addiction, although it is extremely prevalent and affects lives just as deeply as any other … Continue reading Treating Addicted Patients Poses Medical Dilemma, but Should It?

June 14, 2018

Treatment Services

Prop 36 and Outpatient Rehab

Jump to Section: How 36 Works Effectiveness Treatment Proposition 36, commonly known as “Prop 36,” was passed by California voters in 2000 and signed into law. Prop 36 provides alternative sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders and amends a previous “Three Strikes” rule set in place that would mandate a life sentence to drug offenders convicted … Continue reading Prop 36 and Outpatient Rehab

April 25, 2018

Prop 36 and Outpatient Rehab
Treatment Services

Will Emergency Rooms Help Me Manage My Withdrawal Symptoms?

Jump to Section: Withdrawal in an Emergency Room Choosing Treatment Helps Withdrawal Detox and Addiction Recovery Help Emergency rooms are equipped to manage withdrawal symptoms and minimize their severity. They can manage and minimize detox in a variety of ways, depending on a variety of factors, including the severity of the withdrawal symptoms and the … Continue reading Will Emergency Rooms Help Me Manage My Withdrawal Symptoms?

April 24, 2018

Drug Treatment

Newly Diagnosed with HIV/Hepatitis C? Here’s How to Best Get Help

Deciding to get help for an addiction is a brave first step. The situation turns more challenging, however, when seeking treatment comes with news of an HIV and/or hepatitis C diagnosis. Fortunately, there is plenty of help for former addicts living with these diseases. In some cases, injection drug users learn they are infected with … Continue reading Newly Diagnosed with HIV/Hepatitis C? Here’s How to Best Get Help

November 9, 2015

dual diagnosis

Mental Illness a Growing Problem in US: Therapy Helps

Jump to Section: Talk Therapy Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Treatment In 2013, mental illness was a serious issue for as much as 20 percent of the adult population in the United States, according to a report from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). That’s one in five people over … Continue reading Mental Illness a Growing Problem in US: Therapy Helps

December 17, 2014