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Knowing the Signs of Trauma Can Help You Recover Faster

The Oxford Dictionary defines trauma as a “deeply distressing or disturbing experience.” Typically, this includes the inability to cope because the trauma is so overwhelming, which leads to the need for support by means of counseling or other professional trauma help. Trauma is different for everyone that experiences it, and everyone has likely experienced at…

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Signs of Bipolar Disorder Every Loved One Should Recognize

As the “bi” in bipolar suggests, bipolar disorder manifests itself in two extremes–mania and depression. It’s these seemingly unrelated symptoms, and the fact that they can last for months, that may make bipolar hard to spot. So to understand the signs of bipolar disorder, you’ll need to understand the signs of each of these seemingly…

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Benefits of Holistic Treatment Options

Holistic treatment options offer addiction recovery clients yet another choice that may better suit their recovery. Every individual is a combination of complicated parts that have added to where they are now. One treatment method isn’t going to benefit every person. Holistic treatment options may include a combination of both alternative therapies and modern medicine.…

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Benefits of a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program

Medication-assisted treatment (or MAT) has been approved to help fight opioid and alcohol addictions. The benefits of a MAT program are many, the most important being that it helps improve the chances of a person staying clean and sober longer than many programs that use other methods. To date, MAT programs have found their greatest…

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Stages of Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin addiction is the cause of the largest number of overdose deaths in the country at the moment. Many heroin detox programs are finding themselves consistently at capacity yet there are many more waiting for their chance to enter a detox program. Heroin withdrawal isn’t quite as physically difficult as with some other drugs. However,…

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Benefits of an Alumni Program

Your post-treatment support network matters. A good alumni program is the foundation of maintaining mental health after completing an Arizona mental health treatment program. It can provide the option for people who are already recovered to check in periodically, help others, and continue to work on their own growth and development. It makes relapse less…

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Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Commonly abused prescription drugs are often as dangerous as “street” substances, yet they’re widely available. A drug that’s safe or essential to take when you have a particular condition can become deadly when taken for pleasure instead. Since these medications are prescribed by doctors and dispensed by pharmacies, there’s a common misconception they’re somehow safer…