Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)

The Long-lasting Effects of Child Abuse


People who recall being abused or neglected as a child are more likely to experience periods of anxiety or depression as adults than those where court records show maltreatment was present, but the adult does not recall it, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medicine Psychiatry. The study conducted at King’s [...]

The Long-lasting Effects of Child Abuse2023-07-28T12:44:50-05:00

28% Increase of Veterans Crisis Line in March 2023


The Veterans Crisis Line received a record number of calls in March 2023. The staff fielded over 88,000 calls during the month, 28% higher than any previous month. Authorities with the Veterans Administration believe that the surge is only the start of a burgeoning problem that will continue for the foreseeable future. While veterans [...]

28% Increase of Veterans Crisis Line in March 20232023-04-28T17:07:57-05:00

The Role of Individual Therapy in Processing Traumatic Events


Almost everyone has had one or more traumatic events occur in their lifetime. It may be the sudden death of a loved one, drastic changes in physical health, or a natural catastrophe that has put you into survival mode. The human brain is not wired to analyze these events while you are experiencing them. You [...]

The Role of Individual Therapy in Processing Traumatic Events2023-02-16T11:55:16-06:00

High Functioning Alcoholism


Alcohol Use Disorder is not a medical term. Yet, many medical professionals use the term to describe the spectrum of alcoholism. On one end of the spectrum are people who have lost their homes and family because they want alcohol more than anything else in their lives. On the other end of the spectrum [...]

High Functioning Alcoholism2024-02-26T13:19:51-06:00

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month


Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in the United States. SAMHSA is a department of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and has celebrated recovery month with educational events and awareness campaigns for over 20 years. National Alcohol [...]

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month2023-08-10T15:05:21-05:00

Quality Care for Alcohol and Substance Abuse


It’s important that when it’s time for you or a loved one to seek treatment for an alcohol or substance abuse disorder, that you find an accredited program that supports both the individual and family members in the treatment process. Family members play an important part in the recovery process as they can provide integral [...]

Quality Care for Alcohol and Substance Abuse2021-07-16T12:22:25-05:00

September Is National Recovery Month


Observing National Recovery Month September is National Recovery Month, which observes and celebrates the successes and gains made by those in recovery. There are many ways to learn more, educate, help, and celebrate during the month. For example, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) holds a webinar each week during the month that [...]

September Is National Recovery Month2020-09-11T19:59:24-05:00

Drug and Alcohol Abuse


Recovery Options For Drug And Alcohol Abuse Despite the awareness campaigns on the dangers of drugs and alcohol, substance abuse is a common and increasingly growing problem in the U.S. that claims the lives of users every day. Often it seems as though every week there is a new drug that people are quickly becoming [...]

Drug and Alcohol Abuse2018-08-22T22:39:32-05:00

Problematic Gambling


How to Stop Gambling and Reign Control of Your Life In addition to substance use as an addiction, problem gambling is also an addiction. For most of us, gambling is a casual and harmless pastime. It has about the same impact on our day-to-day lives as participating in a weekly bowling league or holding season [...]

Problematic Gambling2020-07-23T19:29:52-05:00