7 Critical Skills to Learn from Behavioral therapy

What is Behavioral Therapy? Behavioral therapy is a vast subject that describes various forms of solutions to a human mental health issue. It uses different behavioral techniques to understand the environmental impact on individual behaviors. In finding a solution to attitudinal problems, behaviorists believe that every behavior is learned and can be unlearned. As part … Continue reading 7 Critical Skills to Learn from Behavioral therapy

How You Can Challenge Seasonal Affective Disorder

The winter months can be the darkest, literally and figuratively. Many of us may find ourselves suffering from a season-based form of depression called seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent and treat it. How SAD Affects Us It's thought that SAD is caused by the seasonal change in … Continue reading How You Can Challenge Seasonal Affective Disorder

Why Therapy is Essential for Treating Addiction

Why Therapy is Essential for Treating Addiction

Most people assume the remedy for recovery involves detox and abstinence from the drugs/alcohol. The truth is, this is only the beginning. Recovery is a lifelong process, one that requires discipline and most importantly intensive treatment and therapy. Addiction is usually a symptom of an underlying issue such as trauma, abuse, grief, and many other … Continue reading Why Therapy is Essential for Treating Addiction

Anxiety and substance abuse

What No One Tells You About Anxiety Disorder and Substance Abuse

Anxiety Disorder and Substance Abuse is more common then you would expect.  Experiencing anxiety in life is inevitable. But it’s not all bad. Anxiety is a survival skill. In fact, anxiety played an important role in ancient humans. Thousands of years ago, when Homo Sapiens inhabited the earth, anxiety was used when taking action during … Continue reading What No One Tells You About Anxiety Disorder and Substance Abuse

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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is a term used when a person has a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety alongside a problem with alcohol or drugs. So, going back to the analogy of having a headache, people suffering from dual diagnosis will use drugs to mask the symptoms of their mood disorders, which in turn causes more harm.

Society’s Stance on Mental Health and Addiction Needs a Reboot

We know that substance abuse disorders carry a stigma. But when is a stigma something even worse?

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?

TMS Offers Latest Treatment Option for Depression You have tried everything.  Searching in earnest for a cure for the depression that sidelines you on a daily basis, you have tried multiple medications and various forms of psychotherapy.  After experiencing no relief from symptoms, and having to suffer a myriad of nasty side effects from the … Continue reading What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?

Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis: What Is It and How Do You Get Treatment For It?

Dual Diagnosis by Rose Lockinger There are a number of reasons that an individual may start to use drugs or alcohol. These reasons are not mutually exclusive and a person could start using substances for one reason but continue for another. They may start due to curiosity after seeing friends or family members use substances. … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: What Is It and How Do You Get Treatment For It?

Bipolar

What is Bipolar Disorder?

I never heard much about bipolar disorder until I started spending time with alcoholics. No wonder since bipolar disorder and alcoholism are often linked together. According to the Mayo Clinic, up to half the people who have bipolar disorder also struggle with alcoholism. What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a serious brain illness. It … Continue reading What is Bipolar Disorder?