Archive: Addiction Treatment Types, Blog, FAQ, Mental Health

What To Look For In A Therapist

August 14th, 2020

Our therapists at Regard Healthcare are sensitive to individual needs. They are trained to provide compassionate, evidence-based care that gives you the best chance at improving your mental health. The therapist you choose can make all the difference in your mental health. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly. Many factors determine whether a […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Stress

August 14th, 2020

Stress can have a strong impact on your physical and mental health, as well as your overall well-being. While you can’t completely avoid stress, there are ways to manage it on a daily basis to help prevent or reduce these effects. Keeping stress under control can help boost your mood and health. Here are 10 […]

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Dual Diagnosis: Histrionic Personality Disorder and Addiction

February 14th, 2017

“About a third of all people experiencing mental illnesses and about half of people living with severe mental illnesses also experience substance abuse,” according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). When two disorders occur together, this occurrence is called a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnoses require appropriate recognition of the conditions and adequate treatment […]

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Impulse Control Disorder (ICD) and Substance Abuse

January 23rd, 2017

Impulse control disorders (ICDs) and substance abuse are linked in two primary ways. First, ICDs—or behavioral addictions—share many characteristics with substance-abuse traits, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Some of these commonalities include: Phenomenology, referring to “urges,” cravings, intoxication (getting “high”), and withdrawal. Natural history, or a person’s chronic behavior or substance use, […]

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Understanding Polysubstance Use And Addiction

July 5th, 2016

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 105 people die every day from drug overdoses in the U.S. In fact, drug overdoses kill more people than guns, falls, and car accidents. But fatal overdoses don’t just affect those who are addicted, and it is important to note that it is more dangerous and […]

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Borderline Personality Disorder And Addiction

July 1st, 2016

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs, there is a chance that borderline personality disorder may be an influence. Upon diagnosis, understanding this disorder, its influence on addiction, and its treatment method is crucial to regaining control of your life and beating addiction for good. Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline personality is […]

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment And Recovery

June 7th, 2016

What Is Dual Diagnosis? The term “dual diagnosis” can be used in two different ways. First, it identifies a health problem and second, it defines the treatment method used to treat the problem. For the sake of simplicity, we will discuss the term “dual diagnosis” as it refers to the problem. According to the National […]

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Is A Substance Use Disorder The Same As An Addiction?

June 1st, 2016

What Is A Substance Use Disorder? What society and doctors used to call “addiction” is now known by the clinical term “substance use disorder.” According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a substance use disorder, or a drug use disorder, is characterized by being a mild, moderate, or severe dependence on […]

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Causes Of Substance Abuse

April 21st, 2016

Substance abuse threatens the lives of millions of Americans. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that “in 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older—9.4 percent of the population—had used an illicit drug in the past month. This number is up from 8.3 percent in 2002.” Each individual’s situation is unique; […]

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Medication Assisted Therapies For Addiction Treatment

April 13th, 2016

Medication-Assisted Addiction Recovery People in drug rehabilitation often require medicinal help to complete their recovery. These medicines are designed to increase the effectiveness of rehab and to create a permanent state of soberness for people recovering from addiction. Each medicine prescribed offers a different effect. For example, some are used as a “replacement” drug, i.e., […]

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Signs Of Addictive Behavior

April 5th, 2016

What Are The Signs Of Addictive Behavior? An addiction manifests itself in many ways: mentally, physically, physiologically, emotionally, behaviorally, and even spiritually. Many of these symptoms may be obvious to someone from the outside, whereas some may not. If you believe you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction, it is exceedingly important […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Depression

April 1st, 2016

What Is Seasonal Affected Disorder? Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD) is a depressive disorder that occurs due to the changing seasons. It is classified as a Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) that primarily affects those that live in northern regions and experience a notable change in the seasons. That doesn’t mean it can’t happen in the summer, […]

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