Category Archives: Mental Health

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  • Signs You Need a Crisis Intervention
    Addiction
    January 10, 2022

    Signs You Need a Crisis Intervention

    Addiction is a complex disease. For many, it is difficult to recognize the severity of their own problem. Even if one does, it is still difficult and often impossible...
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  • Ketamine Addiction
    Addiction Recovery
    January 7, 2022

    Ketamine Addiction

    What Is Ketamine? Ketamine–also sometimes referred to as “Special K” or just “K”–is a dissociative anesthetic originally developed to be used during surgery. As an anesthetic, it causes the...
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  • Family Roles in Addiction
    Addiction
    December 17, 2021

    Family Roles in Addiction

    There are six (6) main “roles” that tend to develop in the presence of addiction:  The (Dependent) Addicted One The first is the individual who has developed a substance...
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  • Addiction Severity Index
    Addiction
    December 10, 2021

    Addiction Severity Index

    The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is a semi-structured interview that assesses someone’s need for treatment developed in the 1980’s. Therapists, medical professionals, and treatment centers use this index as...
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  • I Hate My Life
    Addiction
    November 5, 2021

    I Hate My Life

    Often, people use an expression like “I hate my life” as a response to discouragement or to reflect a lack of motivation. Sometimes, however, it is an indication of...
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  • How Compulsivity and Addiction are Connected
    Addiction
    October 15, 2021

    How Compulsivity and Addiction are Connected

    Compulsivity describes involuntary actions done despite an awareness that the behavior is not positive or helpful.   Some actions appear harmless, but they are detrimental to one’s quality of life...
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  • Xanax and Alcohol
    Addiction
    September 2, 2019

    Xanax and Alcohol

    With Xanax (a brand name for Alprazolam) one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S., it’s understandable that it’s mixed with other substances.  Some people do so...
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