It’s important to start talking to your son about marijuana and alcohol early--perhaps even earlier than you think. One survey of underage individuals admitted for drug and alcohol treatment found that fourteen percent had started using cannabis before age 13. Studies have found that boys generally … [Read more...] about Empowering Boys: What Your Son Needs To Know About Marijuana
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When a person has a co-existing mental illness and a substance use disorder, it’s referred to as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder (COD). It’s extremely common for recovering addicts to receive this diagnosis. In this blog, we’re going to discuss the top three co-occurring conditions of … [Read more...] about The Top 3 Co-Occurring Conditions of Addiction
In our previous blog, we discussed the top three co-occurring conditions of addiction: major depression, panic attacks and anxiety, and mental illnesses like schizophrenia and personality disorders. Knowing the most common dual diagnosis of addiction is important, but recognizing their symptoms is … [Read more...] about Recognizing Co-Occuring Conditions in Recovery
We’ve talked about the rise of evidence-based therapy as a means of treating substance abuse and addiction. You may have heard of another type of therapy referred to as solution-focused therapy. What is it, and can it help addicts recover? The answers might surprise you. Solution-focused therapy, … [Read more...] about Can Solution-Focused Therapy Help Individuals In Recovery?