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Exploring Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and the Connection to Holistic Wellness
Anthony Nave on February 1, 2023
Providers often focus on one element of treatment, rather than on the patient’s overall well-being. Integrated care leads to a better quality of life, among other benefits.
Randall Dwenger M.D. on August 5, 2022
Kindness seems to be missing from today's society. Simple acts of love can teach us how to be more compassionate.
Seon Kim LMFT on June 30, 2022
The addiction recovery field is rewarding but mentally and emotionally demanding. With some strategies, however, therapists and other recovery workers can keep burnout at bay.
Should social media users deactivate their profiles to maintain their mental health? The answer may be more complex than we think.
Randall Dwenger M.D. on February 10, 2022
Should addiction specialists be the only doctors who need to know how to treat people with substance use disorders?
Alexandria Lanza LPC, LCADC, NCC on December 23, 2021
How can a therapist help navigate the twists and turns of recovery from substance use disorders? Flexibility is key.
How do those completing addiction treatment adjust to "normal" life again? The answer involves setting healthy boundaries with loved ones.
Randall Dwenger M.D. on November 8, 2021
The change in seasons can be debilitating for those struggling with seasonal affective disorder and addiction.
Seon Kim LMFT on September 30, 2021
Have you been impacted by a parent's alcohol or drug use? You are not alone, and recovery is possible.
Are you considering becoming a therapist in the addiction treatment field? Here are some of the traits you'll need first.
Randall Dwenger M.D. on July 30, 2021
With many colleges resuming in-person schooling, will there be significant increases in substance misuse among young people?
Seon Kim LMFT on July 12, 2021
Information overload can impact everyone—but how does it influence therapists and the people they treat?
Are you just stressed, or are you experiencing an anxiety disorder?
Randall Dwenger M.D. on May 4, 2021
Benzodiazepines are often glamorized in pop culture, but do you know the threats they can pose to overall well-being when not used as prescribed?
Seon Kim LMFT on April 1, 2021
Relapse can be a sensitive topic when talking about substance use disorders. What should a person do if they start using drugs or alcohol again?
Drinking or drug use can seem like a rite of passage for young adults, but repeated use can cause long-lasting harm.
Randall Dwenger M.D. on February 1, 2021
Is your drinking or drug use causing depression, or is a low mood leading you to drink more? People can and do recover from substance use disorders and co-occurring depression.
Seon Kim LMFT on December 29, 2020
If the winter holidays are causing you stress as a person in addiction recovery, you are not alone. Here's how to cultivate a more positive mindset going into the new year.
What will mental health look like in a post-pandemic world? Current trends point to major concerns—unless the healthcare system can be remedied.
Randall Dwenger M.D. on November 3, 2020
For people struggling with opioid use disorder during the pandemic, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is one path to recovery.