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Benefits of Family Counseling for Addiction & Mental Health

When addiction takes hold, its effects impact not just the individual who’s dealing with addiction but also their family and friends. While loved ones and family members may genuinely care and want to offer support, addiction and its symptoms can often be misunderstood. However, everyone can learn, and family therapy can be a life-changing option…

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Does Clozapine Treat Schizoaffective Disorder?

For a person struggling with schizoaffective disorder, having the right access to treatment is critical to reclaiming health and building stability. Finding the right type of treatment for this mental health disorder is often complex because different solutions work for different people. For some, Clozapine may be a solution. Most people with this condition benefit…

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Tips to Help You Maintain Recovery

After completing an outpatient mental health treatment program, most people want to maintain their recovery. This goal can be made a reality with careful planning and support. It can be easy to feel like finishing treatment will be the end of having to think about psychological recovery; however, it is only the beginning. Although it…

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Alcoholism and Loneliness

Alcohol addiction affects more than 14 million adults worldwide. We know that addiction is a medical condition that often requires both medical and psychological intervention. We also know that it can be the result of attempting to cope with a mental health condition like depression, bipolar, anxiety, or schizoaffective disorder. Many people who are dealing…

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Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

Learning that you or a loved one is dealing with dependence on a dangerous substance can be one of the scariest moments in one’s life. Feelings of powerlessness, confusion, fear, desperation, and panic may seem overwhelming. These feelings will pass, though, and as you learn more about what options are available for recovery and healing,…

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Addressing Functioning Depression

Some individuals who struggle with depression are able to function in their everyday lives for months or even years. Functional depression can be difficult to diagnose, especially when the coping mechanisms developed don’t appear to impact everyday functioning. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we find that many individuals struggling with depression turn to self-medication for…

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Dual Diagnosis & Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are far more life inhibiting than temporary blueness. In fact, these types of mental health issues can impact every aspect of a person’s life, even increasing the chances of addiction. For recovery from these problems and their complications, dual diagnosis programs may be best for a treatment option that addresses addiction and disorders…

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Legal Consequences of Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol puts lives at risk. Drunk driving can lead to serious collisions that result in significant injuries and death. Read on to learn about the specific consequences of intoxicated driving in Arizona. In Arizona, there are strict laws regarding drunk driving. Someone caught driving while impaired could face…

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How PTSD Can Affect Addiction 

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can have a serious impact on a person’s life. People with PTSD may have experienced indescribable atrocities and only feel relief when they use drugs or alcohol. Finding the right combination of medications can truly give people their lives back. PTSD often leads to people feeling like they’re disconnected from…