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Supporting Veterans in Recovery: Strategies for Family, Friends, and Communities
When a veteran struggles with mental health or addiction challenges, their friends, family members, and communities can play a crucial role in supporting their recovery. However, many people may not know where to start or what to do to best support their loved one. In this article, we will explore
The Impact of Addiction on Mental Health: Dual Diagnosis and Integrated Treatment
It is estimated that over 10.9 million Americans experience addiction, and over 41.4 million deal with mental health conditions, making it clear that these two issues are often linked. The term “dual diagnosis” or “co-occurring disorders” is used to designate a person with both an addiction and a mental health
Drug Withdrawal and Anxiety
Coping with Drug Withdrawal: Managing Anxiety and Symptoms with Effective Treatments For those who have had to endure drug withdrawal, they can tell you first-hand the experience can be difficult. Drug withdrawal not only takes a toll on one’s physical health but also on one’s mental health as well, causing
What Causes Withdrawal Headaches?
Understanding Withdrawal Headaches: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Withdrawal headaches are one of the most common withdrawal symptoms associated with certain drugs, including alcohol and opioids. These headaches can range from mild to severe in intensity and typically occur as a result of discontinuing the use of certain medications. The symptoms
How Do You Wean Off IV Fentanyl?
Fentanyl: What You Need to Know Fentanyl is a powerful and highly addictive synthetic opioid medication that has become increasingly common in managing acute and chronic pain. Despite its efficacy, due to its strength, it carries with it the risk of physical dependence and addiction. If you have been taking
Why Drug Withdrawal is Painful
Understanding Drug Withdrawal Drug withdrawal can be an excruciating process for someone to experience, and it’s important to understand why this is the case. Drug use affects the brain in a variety of ways. Drugs, both illegal and prescribed, create changes in the way neurons communicate with each other and
Building a Strong Support System: Resources for Loved Ones of Alcoholics
Understanding the Impact of Alcoholism on Loved Ones Alcoholism is a chronic and progressive disease that affects not only the individual struggling with addiction, but also their friends and family. It can be difficult to know how to support a loved one who is struggling with alcoholism, but it is
What Can Trigger a Depressive Episode?
Introduction: Understanding Depressive Episodes Depressive episodes can be triggered by a variety of factors, both internal and external. These episodes are characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable. They can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality
Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic: Challenges and Solutions in Addressing the Crisis
Overview of the Opioid Crisis in Ohio The opioid crisis in Ohio has reached epidemic proportions in recent years, with thousands of deaths and countless lives affected by addiction. The state has been hit particularly hard by the crisis, with some of the highest overdose rates in the country. The