About Perspectives: A Time for Change Virtual Addiction Conference

Hello everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Perspective Matters: This Week in Behavioral Healthcare. I’m your host Glenn Hadley with Southworth Associates. I just want to take a brief minute to thank our sponsors not only for the show but also for the upcoming event, “Perspectives: A Time For Change.” We’re just really…

Heroin Drug Crisis

Heroin’s an illegal and highly addictive opioid. There used to be the misconception that it was an inner-city drug. That’s not true. Today’s heroin drug crisis has spread through all segments of the population. Heroin Drug Crisis Risk Factors for Abuse Heroin’s easy to buy. You can get it at clubs, high schools, and anywhere…

DOES OUTPATIENT REHAB WORK?

Drug and alcohol treatment programs generally fall into one of two categories — inpatient Rehab or outpatient rehab.  Both programs focus on overall rehabilitation from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and each of them has unique benefits with the same overall goal in mind, to help someone address their addiction issues.  Inpatient or residential rehab…

The Dangers Of Xanax

The dangers of Xanax are not as obvious as they would be with other drugs. Patients are prescribed Xanax when they have anxiety or panic disorders, and that makes the drug look a little bit innocent. It should be noted, that people you know who are using Xanax are not automatically going to become addicts.…

12 Step Approach to Recovery

The 12 step approach to recovery is a concept that has been around for over 70 years. Addiction treatment centers in California regularly adopt the 12 steps because of how effective they have been in helping individuals recover from addiction. Each treatment center has its own way of integrating the 12 steps into its programs.…

Mental Illness and Substance Abuse in Teens

Although drug abuse has declined in the past 20 years (1), teens are using certain substances, like marijuana, more than ever. Mental illness and substance abuse in teens requires treatment, as co-occurring disorders can make it difficult to live a healthy and normal life. While all teens and adolescents experience anxiety, stress, and sadness, some…