Monthly Archives: August 2017

Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders: A Double Whammy for Treatment Goals

By |2018-07-30T13:39:19+00:00August 25th, 2017|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

Co-occurring disorders are mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or OCD, that occur in people who are also suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. This is sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that most mentally ill people who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction are [...]

7 Surprising Benefits of Massage Therapy During Recovery

By |2018-10-23T13:45:50+00:00August 16th, 2017|Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holistic Treatment|

If you're interested in a holistic approach to addressing your substance abuse issues, massage therapy may be an option to consider. Although it's not a commonly used part of addiction treatment, massage therapy offers several benefits to people in recovery. Here are some of the reasons why: 1. Promotes Detoxification The squeezing and pulling motions [...]

Signs of Opioid Addiction

By |2018-07-26T18:31:58+00:00August 9th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Heroin|

Opioid abuse remains a serious public health issue throughout the United States. This is, however, an often misunderstood type of addiction, since many people who use opioid pain medication have a valid reason for doing so and abusers often begin due to an appropriately diagnosed medical condition. About Opioids Opioids are a type of narcotic [...]