Mental health issues and substance use disorders have a deep connection in the human brain. According to the National Institute of Mental Health in 2017, nearly one in five adults in the United States was living with some form of mental illness. This breaks down to 46.6 million Americans who struggle with a mental health issue.
In the field of addiction treatment, when someone has a substance use disorder, coupled with another form of mental health issue, we call this a co-occurring disorder or a dual diagnosis. Sometimes addiction treatment alone is not enough. We have helped many people in the Houston, Texas area by identifying a co-occurring mental health issue that was adding to their substance abuse problem.
Substance Abuse Topic 3: When it comes to trauma and substance abuse, people tend to use drugs and alcohol to self medicate. Many people deal with their trauma in different ways and abusing mind-altering substances is used as a coping mechanism to deal with the anxiety associated with PTSD or trauma. Watch Topic 4 to learn about PTSD and how people self medicate with substances to cope with the anxiety.
Learn more about how trauma influences the severity of substance abuse addictions: https://abtrs.com/how-trauma-can-affect-substance-abuse
Watch Topic 4: for more information on PTSD: https://abtrs.com/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-substance-abuse
About A Better Today Recovery Services:
ABT is committed to saving lives and healing families by providing evidence based treatment in a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment. Our staff encourages individuals to reach their full potential by providing life coaches and skill building sessions that will benefit our clients during their future of sobriety. By providing a lifetime guarantee and alumni events, ABT continues to care for our clients long after their period of substance abuse treatment.
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Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center has helped thousands of women seeking recovery from eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma / PTSD and cooccurring disorders. Compassionate experts in eating disorder treatment, alcoholism recovery, and drug addiction rehab help each resident to strengthen herself from within. A tranquil, 43-acre residential campus inspires each woman and support her individual needs for dual diagnosis residential treatment, Christian therapy, holistic treatment after inpatient hospital care, or step-down to sober living centers across the U.S. Video Rating: / 5
Diagnostic Criteria and Medications Used in Treatment
Project funded by a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Innovation Grant
Cory Waller MD discusses:
-The Biopsychosocial etiology of addiction
-Addiction as a brain-based disease
-Addiction as a chronic disease similar to diabetes type-2, HTN, and asthma
-The comorbidities in substance abuse disorders
-Changes in diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders in the DSM-V
-Medications used in the treatment of substance use disorders Video Rating: / 5
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Treatment Medication: A Better Today likes to stay on the forefront of technology and substance abuse medication. Dr. Carlton explains the benefits and goes through the procedure to help create a better understanding of how this new advancement in drug and alcohol addiction medication could help our patients with cravings and triggers.
Probuphine is a new FDA approved long-acting subdermal implant that administers the medication Buprenorphine for a continuous period of up to 6 months. The Probuphine implant consists of four small implants that are placed under the skin of the inside of your upper arm. The procedure is simple, taking about only 5 minutes and needing no sutures. He also further explains opiate dependency medications like Methadone, Naltrexone and Suboxone.
Learn more about Probuphine : https://abtrs.com/probuphine-substance-abuse-treatment-medication
About A Better Today Recovery Services:
ABT is committed to saving lives and healing families by providing evidence based treatment in a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment. Our staff encourages individuals to reach their full potential by providing life coaches and skill building sessions that will benefit our clients during their future of sobriety. By providing a lifetime guarantee and alumni events, ABT continues to care for our clients long after their period of substance abuse treatment. Video Rating: / 5
Theories of Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders Video Rating: / 5
Alcohol and Drug Counselors are on hand 24hr a day to help drug addicts and clients of the 449 Recovery drug rehab center in San Clemente to get help when needed for addiction recovery and addiction treatment services. Professional on call counseling and addiction therapy is offered by all of the drug counselors at 449 Recovery. You can learn about the alcohol recovery programs and drug treatment center at http://www.449recovery.org.
“Substance Use and Mental Disorders: One, the Other, or Both?” was presented on January 27, 2015; by Dr. Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing and University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Substance use and mental health disorders often travel together. This program explores historical and clinical aspects – including assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and recovery – of concurrent mental health and substance use disorders, also referred to as co-occurring disorders, co-morbid conditions, or dual diagnosis. This presentation is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series. Video Rating: / 5
What is dual diagnosis? How does dual diagnosis treatment help you with your recovery? Dual diagnosis treats both drug use and any underlying mental health issues that come along with it. To avoid relapsing or struggling with those mental health issues further, it’s important that both aspects are dealt with before treatment is ended. Ending treatment of either of these two conditions make it more likely for relapse down the road. Dual diagnosis is one of the most important programs that treatment centers offer today. First Step Center is here to help you with your issues. Please visit our website, or call us today at (866) 403-9262 to get the help you need.
Virtual Rehab leverages the advancements in virtual reality technology along with artificial intelligence to prevent and to treat patients with substance use disorders along with rehabilitating repeat offenders.
There are over 251 million individuals suffering from substance abuse and over 6 billion is being spent on addiction treatment worldwide.
At Virtual Rehab, our innovative and powerful solution is intended to rehabilitate rather than just punish. The scope of our solution includes psychological and correctional rehabilitation. Virtual Rehab’s services extend to hospitals, rehab centers, correctional officers, inmates, along with other verticals.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders (CBT-SUD) is an evidence-based “talk therapy,” or counseling treatment, proven effective in treating alcohol and other drug use. CBT-SUD helps people make and maintain changes in their substance use, better cope with cravings and urges, and improve skills related to alcohol and other drug use, including skills for managing mood, improving communication, and solving problems. Watch this video to learn more about substance use problems and CBT-SUD!
Psilocybin in the Treatment of Mood and Substance Use Disorders
Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D.
The Sleeping Octopus Assembly on Psychedelics (SOAP) is an intimate conference that explored the role of psychedelics in science, medicine, policy, and culture, which took place at a historic mansion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from July 13-15, 2018.
This conference featured presentations from key figures in the psychedelic research and policy community, a psychedelic-themed comedy show, live musical performances, and a benefit dinner for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). We hope you enjoy the content from this unique opportunity that inspired and united local communities in a creative setting, the recently-remodeled historic mansion known as the “Sleeping Octopus.”
Learn more about this event: https://maps.org/pittsburgh
Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.
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