Category Archives: Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Resources

Think Cocaine Went Away in the '80s? Think Again

Think Cocaine Went Away in the ’80s? Think Again
Cocaine might’ve been popular in the 1980’s, but its popularity has only grown since then. In fact, it’s the second most illegally trafficked drug in the world. Today’s cocaine addiction treatment centers constantly redefine their services to meet the needs of individuals suffering from cocaine abuse—but the ever-growing numbers are certainly demanding. Cocaine Use in the ...
It's a Health Issue - Can We Treat Addiction as a Disordered Behavior?

It’s a Health Issue – Can We Treat Addiction as a Disordered Behavior?
Drug rehab centers have often defined addiction as a disease and treated it as such. However, holistic drug rehab also recognizes addiction as a symptom in which the underlying causes have to be treated as well to assure long term sobriety. Often addiction exists in a patient in addition to another behavioral disorder. In such ...
Treating the Whole Person: The Role of Holistic Treatment in Dual Diagnosis Cases

Treating the Whole Person: The Role of Holistic Treatment in Dual Diagnosis Cases
Understanding and treating substance use disorder has resulted in a greater appreciation for implementing a holistic approach to dual diagnosis drug rehab. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, surveys have indicated that about half of those individuals who experience a substance use disorder also have a mental health disorder. The acknowledgment and treatment ...
Prescription Antidepressant Abuse, Addiction, Detox and Rehab

Prescription Antidepressant Abuse, Addiction, Detox and Rehab
When deciding to quit antidepressants, many people struggle to get off the medication because of withdrawal symptoms, a concurrent drug or alcohol addiction, and worries about leading a happy normal life without medication. Under the umbrella of prescription drug rehab, Elevate Addiction Services offers help and healing for safely and effectively getting off antidepressants and starting ...
First Year of Sobriety: Managing Your Mental Health and Dealing With Withdrawal Symptoms

First Year of Sobriety: Managing Your Mental Health and Dealing With Withdrawal Symptoms
Going from addiction to sobriety is best thought of not as an event, but as a journey. Initially, the focus of attention is on rehab: Is rehab really necessary? If so, what kind and for how long? Rehab is thought of as the place where people get sober and turn their lives around, and this is true. ...
How Cognitive Dissonance Plays a Role in Addiction Behavior

How Cognitive Dissonance Plays a Role in Addiction Behavior
Cognitive dissonance is the tension that is perceived by the conflict of a belief and an opposing desire with which the mind is faced. This inconsistency produces discomfort and anxiety. We are driven to reconcile those conflicting thoughts, beliefs and desires or behaviors to preserve harmony in our minds and make ourselves feel rationally better. Three ...