anxiety

How to Help Someone With Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental health condition in the U.S., affecting up to 18.1% of the population annually. As National Recovery Month continues, learn what you can do to help a loved one manage their anxiety symptoms. 1. Understand How Anxiety Affects Them Not everyone’s anxiety manifests identically. For example, an anxious person…

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anticipatory grief

Anticipatory Grief Explained

When someone we care about passes away, we commemorate their life in various ways. Many families host a religious or secular memorial service where people gather to reflect on their loss and share fond remembrances of the deceased. Some bereaved people plant trees, write poems or donate to their loved one’s favorite charitable organization. All…

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eating disorder

Eating Disorder Risk Factors, Statistics and Treatment

Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that can affect people from all walks of life. Two people with the same eating disorder may have very different symptoms and experiences. However, professionals have identified some characteristic eating disorder risk factors that may predict someone’s likelihood of developing disordered eating patterns. Read on to learn more…

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medication-assisted treatment

MAT: Combination of Psychotherapy and Medication

Addiction is a complex disease that requires a multi-pronged treatment strategy to address all its facets simultaneously. One of the most successful approaches has proven to be medication-assisted treatment, which involves the use of specific, FDA-approved medications to relieve the withdrawal symptoms and cravings caused by the chemical imbalances related to prolonged substance abuse. One…

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medication-assisted treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment Statistics

Medication-assisted treatment is a combination of FDA-approved medications, plus counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a holistic approach to addressing substance use disorders. During the detoxification process, MAT programs can help wean people off opioids more safely and comfortably, avoiding many of the unpleasant symptoms associated with drug withdrawal. Still, there are many myths and…

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What is Rehab Like?

A California rehabilitation center significantly improves your odds of maintaining long-lasting abstinence. Attending inpatient and/or outpatient treatment allows you to have the support, guidance, and understanding necessary for recovery. But what is rehab like? Addiction doesn’t discriminate. Anyone, regardless of background, age, gender or socioeconomic class can develop a substance abuse disorder. Substance abuse disorders are chronic…

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