Month: July 2019

The Wolf of Wall Street

Why Financial Execs Can’t Manage Stress, Leading to Addiction Treatment

The world of financial executives has long been the subject of fascination. The Wolf of Wall Street, a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio based on a memoir by Jordan Belfort of the same name, tells a compelling story of a financial executive’s meteoric rise and equally spectacular fall. Read more

Dual Diagnosis and the Benefits of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders Simultaneously

Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders

A person struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD) may experience significant barriers to recovery that may range from social support to lack of quality treatment options. One common barrier is a lack of dual diagnosis treatment when necessary. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) states that a third of substance use admissions in 2017 involved a co-occurring mental health disorder. When a person suffers from two behavioral health conditions simultaneously, failure to effectively address them both with evidence-based treatment could affect the recovery process. Here’s how dual diagnosis treatment can help.
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Can You Treat Drug Addiction with Vivitrol?

As people, we may be different for a variety of reasons. But a common denominator amongst us is the existence of stress in our lives and how it impacts mental health. Oftentimes, it isn’t the stress itself that causes us harm but how we choose to perceive it or how we cope (or not) that poses the most risks.
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Meditation and Mindfulness for Alcoholism and Addiction

By Olga Megwinoff, MD There is so much referring to meditation and mindfulness. Every mental health guru speaks of mindfulness …

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction 

By Britt Gottlich, Psy.D. I often meet with people who say they are unsure of whether they have experienced trauma or not. …

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Addiction and Alcoholism, An Evidence Based Treatment

By Tracey Basset, PsyD Making the decision to seek help for a substance use problem is challenging enough.  On top of that, …