Discovering Hope: The Intersection of Schizoaffective Disorder and Addiction

Did you know that individuals diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder face an increased risk of encountering substance abuse and addiction? This complex relationship between addiction and mental health emphasizes the importance of specialized care and treatment options tailored to address both aspects simultaneously. Groundbreaking Research on Dual Diagnosis A groundbreaking study by Winklbaur et al. (2006),…

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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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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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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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Holistic Therapy Options

Recovery programs come in many varieties, and most base their program on traditional Western medicine concepts that we are all familiar with. Unfortunately, many programs concentrate on only the treatment of addiction. This treatment is necessary, but treating merely the visible signs of a problem does not get to the base of what caused the…

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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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The Dangers of Binge Drinking Revealed

The risk is real. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 95,000 people die each year because of excessive drinking. That’s one in 10 adult deaths overall. And one-half of these deaths are specifically due to binge drinking. But let’s say that a person who binges doesn’t kill themselves. There are…

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Benefits of Family Therapy

When people attend any type of recovery program. they most often return to the same home environment they were in before treatment. This can be a good thing if the environment is a supportive one. Both mental illness and addiction, however, are family disorders. When one member of the family is experiencing problems, the entire…