outpatient rehab

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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Support Groups After Psychiatric Care

Mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are vastly complex. The problem with many sober living programs in Arizona is the lack of adequate mental healthcare. There is no simple way to know when symptoms will arise or how you will handle challenging situations.  Support groups are a good way to maintain…

alcohol withdrawal

Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal

Individuals who have an alcohol addiction can improve their lives by quitting. However, stopping cold turkey comes with risks. Alcohol withdrawal can produce severe symptoms that range from inconvenient to life-threatening. Professional assistance with stopping alcohol use can help individuals avoid these problems. Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Quitting alcohol suddenly causes a shock to the body.…

Understanding Mood Disorders

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…

gender-specific rehab

Gender-Specific Rehab

A gender-specific rehab enables people to attend process groups with others of the same gender. These programs, which also extend to mental health treatment, allow for a few key advantages. Some people are more comfortable sharing personal details in small groups of people of the same gender. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery, we offer separate treatment…

Drunk Driving

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…