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Addiction Recovery — Everything You Need to Know

August 8, 2022
ASIC Recovery Services IOP Blog

Recovery from a substance use disorder is a process of improved physical, psychological, and social well-being after suffering from a substance-related condition.

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Anxiety and Substance Abuse

July 29, 2022
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It’s estimated that about a 5th of the population in the U.S. has a form of anxiety disorder. For those who do have an anxiety disorder, the chances of them having a substance abuse issue is higher.

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Causes of Substance Abuse

July 25, 2022
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Many people use drugs and alcohol at some point in their lifetime. Some people even use drugs and alcohol recreationally without developing an addiction. The causes of substance abuse can be a complex mixture of biological and environmental factors.

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Drugs That Cause Depression

July 18, 2022
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Clinical depression (also known as major depressive disorder) is an extremely common form of mental illness in adults and children alike. In fact, it’s been estimated that in 2020 over 8 percent of the world's adult population experienced an episode of depression.

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Depression and Substance Abuse

July 13, 2022
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There is a definite link between depression and substance abuse. It’s extremely common for people with addiction issues to also struggle with a mental health diagnosis such as depression.

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Treatment For Fentanyl

June 28, 2022
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Prescription opioid painkillers are among the most abused drugs in America. If you are aware of the opioid epidemic that has been ravaging North America for years, then you’re probably familiar with the drug called Fentanyl.

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What Addiction Does to the Family

June 21, 2022
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The disease of addiction is a complex disease that is unlike any other disease. Many people think that addiction only affects the addict, but the truth is that what addiction does to the family is often just as bad as what it does to the addict, if not worse.

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Vivitrol for Alcohol — How It Works

June 13, 2022
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One of the most effective MAT medications for alcohol use disorder is Vivitrol. It’s an extended-release form of the drug naltrexone that is injected intramuscularly into the buttocks once a month. It has been shown to greatly reduce the risk of alcohol relapse and help people maintain abstinence long-term.

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3 Major Signs of Heroin Use — And What to Do About It

June 7, 2022
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If you’ve noticed changes in the behavior of a family member or friend, the feeling that they may be struggling with substance abuse may have crossed your mind. If you already know that they’ve had a history of addiction to substances such as marijuana and alcohol, the thought that they may be using other harmful drugs may be a valid concern.

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What is PHP for Mental Health?

May 31, 2022
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When it comes to your mental health, knowing about all the helpful resources available to you is vital. When most people think of getting “treatment” for mental health issues, they usually think of residential treatment and intensive outpatient programs (IOP).

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What is Partial Hospitalization Like?

May 23, 2022
ASIC Recovery Services IOP Blog

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health issues, including addiction, a partial hospitalization program (PHP) may help.

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PHP vs IOP — The Pros and Cons of Each

May 19, 2022
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If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, including addiction, you may have considered getting treatment, which means you’ve probably come across the terms PHP and IOP.

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PHP Therapy — Everything You Need to Know

May 17, 2022
ASIC Recovery Services IOP Blog

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, the topic of getting professional help through a partial hospitalization program (PHP therapy) has probably come up. Maybe family members or friends have brought it up, or perhaps you’ve thought about it yourself.

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What Does it Mean to Be Sober?

May 4, 2022
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On the surface, the idea of being sober might seem clear, but for many, what it means to be sober can vary. Unfortunately, it’s easy to view the disease of addiction, as well as the “addiction-recovery” world, in terms of black and white. If you take one sip of alcohol or take one hit off the crack pipe, you’re not sober. You’re either sober or you’re not.

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How to Live One Day at a Time

April 29, 2022
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For someone who has been abusing mind-altering substances for a long time but wants to get sober, the idea of staying sober forever can seem overwhelming or even impossible.

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Sober Curious — What It Means to Question Your Alcohol Use

April 18, 2022
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If you find yourself curious about sobriety, which in the recovery community is called, “sober curious,” we’d be willing to bet that there’s some sort of issue with substances in your life.

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How to Cope with Life Sober

April 4, 2022
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Learning how to cope with life sober takes effort and requires you to surround yourself with people who are on the recovery path. Addicts (including alcoholics) use drugs and alcohol as their primary coping mechanisms for life.

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CBT Anger Management

March 29, 2022
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Anger can easily go from mild to aggressive, and when a person finds that their anger is getting out of control, anger management in the form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help. CBT is psychotherapy that is used for many different issues including anger management.

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CBT for Substance Abuse

March 18, 2022
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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is commonly used in the addiction/recovery community. CBT, a psychological treatment, has proven to be an effective method for helping many mental health issues and diagnoses including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders.

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Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy

March 14, 2022
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Cognitive behavioral family therapy has proven to be extremely helpful to families seeking therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychological treatment for many different mental challenges including anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, marital issues, and more.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD

March 7, 2022
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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has proven to be an extremely effective treatment for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CBT is a type of psychotherapy that is used to treat mental health issues.

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DBT Principles — The Complete Guide

February 25, 2022
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Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is essentially another type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). However, it has specific principles and teaches skills that are not typically a part of regular CBT.

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DBT for Bipolar Disorder

February 20, 2022
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Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), although not as well known as cognitive behavioral therapy CBT, is extremely effective at treating bipolar disorder. DBT is a type of therapy that emerged in the late 1980s in an effort to treat borderline personality disorder but has since proven to be helpful to people with bipolar disorder and other mood disorders. 

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DBT for Borderline Personality Disorder

February 11, 2022
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Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) has shown to be a great treatment for someone with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It actually helps many mental health conditions by focusing on emotion regulation and mindfulness.

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What Is DBT Therapy?

February 4, 2022
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DBT’s aim is to help you be more present in your everyday life, learn healthy coping skills for stress, and manage emotions. DBT can also help improve your relationships with other people.

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What Is Antabuse?

January 30, 2022
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Antabuse is a medication that is approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat alcohol use disorder. It’s the purpose of this article to address what Antabuse is, how it works, and who it’s for.

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MAT for Alcohol Use Disorder

January 21, 2022
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MAT stands for medication-assisted treatment and has become a commonly used therapy for people with alcohol use disorder. Most people in the United States have had at least one alcoholic drink in their life. However, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH) has found that close to 16 million people become physically dependent on alcohol.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) — What It Is and Who It’s for

January 12, 2022
ASIC Recovery Services IOP Blog

You may have heard of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) but may not know what it is or who it’s for. Many people in recovery ask if MAT will help them stay sober long term. MAT helps many addicts and can even be seen as a lifesaver for many. 

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What Suboxone Is and Why Addicts Use It

January 8, 2022
ASIC Recovery Services IOP Blog

Suboxone is a controversial drug in the addiction recovery community as many claim that a person isn’t sober if they are taking suboxone. However, suboxone has saved countless lives and kept many addicts from returning to drugs such as heroin, fentanyl, and oxycodone.

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What Is Sober Living?

December 30, 2021
ASIC Recovery Services IOP Blog

Sober living programs give sober addicts/alcoholics a safe place to live where they are held accountable. They are usually in place for addicts/alcoholics who are transitioning from an inpatient facility back into the real world. Many inpatient programs last from 30 to 90 days.

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