Drug Help and Self-Support


Getting effective drug help can seem impossible. There are dozens of clinics for in-person aid and countless resources online to be sorted through and tested. A single person can't easily see all of the options and then discern which addiction recovery center will work the best for him or her. If you or someone you [...]

Drug Help and Self-Support2017-02-10T10:05:50-04:00

The Bergand Group and The Menninger Clinic CEU Event


A big thank you to The Menninger Clinic and the over 130 professionals who attended our Continuing Education Event, “Positive Psychiatry and Fostering Trust with the Dual Diagnosis Patient" at Sheppard Pratt Health System! The Bergand Group and The Menninger Clinic partnered for an educational and interactive event on Positive Psychiatry & Fostering Trust with [...]

The Bergand Group and The Menninger Clinic CEU Event2016-05-12T21:10:13-04:00

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Offers Better Care


The definition of a dual diagnosis treatment is a program that treats a person’s addiction alongside mental health issues.  This treatment option can be started before general addiction programs begin or in the midst of one if a co-existing condition hadn't been identified beforehand.  A treatment center with qualified addiction psychiatrists can more effectively help the patient through [...]

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Offers Better Care2017-02-10T10:05:53-04:00

Combat Addiction with Careful (and Hopeful) Planning


Some things that many people struggling with addiction (or their families) could always use more of are both hope and information.  The combination of not believing that positive change can take place and also not having a solid understanding of how best to combat addiction can be hugely adverse to a person's recovery from substance [...]

Combat Addiction with Careful (and Hopeful) Planning2017-02-10T10:05:53-04:00

Individual Therapy Sessions Work While Addiction Research Moves Ahead


In exploring what may make adolescents more prone to suffer from addiction, it seems obvious that the answer would involve the developing brains of these young people.  Recent research has suggested that there is more to the story and they hope that investigating this further may lead to breakthroughs in how these addictions at a young [...]

Individual Therapy Sessions Work While Addiction Research Moves Ahead2017-02-10T10:05:53-04:00

Teen Relapse Prevention Can Be Perilous


There is a lot of debate regarding what does and doesn't work in treating substance abuse and, more specifically, in teen relapse prevention.  Though each expert seems to have his or her own theories and practices, there are some that objectively work better for helping these young people than others.  Though a relapse can't always [...]

Teen Relapse Prevention Can Be Perilous2017-02-10T10:05:53-04:00

Bergand Group Education Events


A big thank you to all of the healthcare professionals and clinicians that attended The Bergand Group’s continuing education event at Sheppard Pratt on Friday, October 30th.  Over 100 people were in attendance to hear our clinical director, Dr. Giannandrea and The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place’s assistant medical director, Dr. Lee speak about the [...]

Bergand Group Education Events2015-11-02T18:08:47-04:00

Don’t Be Fooled! What is a True Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?


The term dual diagnosis has been widely used in terms of addiction treatment programs over the past several years. A dual diagnosis treatment program means treating a person’s addiction as well as their mental health issues - before and during an addiction. This practice has become widely accepted as a very successful approach, and because [...]

Don’t Be Fooled! What is a True Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?2017-02-10T10:05:58-04:00
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