Alcohol and Drug Use Receive DSM Breakdown

2019-08-15T11:05:49-04:00

In 2013, the DSM-V, or fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, was released.  What this meant in a general sense was updates to how psychological disorders are broken down and identified.  What this meant in terms of addiction was that there became a much more defined spectrum of alcohol and [...]

Alcohol and Drug Use Receive DSM Breakdown2019-08-15T11:05:49-04:00

The Pitfalls of Modern Mental Health Stigmas

2019-08-15T11:16:14-04:00

Mental health stigmas have often prevented those who are suffering from seeking help. Many times mental health stigmas are rooted in the stereotypes that mental health issues only affect a small majority of the population, while others stem from the miseducation of what these afflictions truly are. Too often do people describe a shift in [...]

The Pitfalls of Modern Mental Health Stigmas2019-08-15T11:16:14-04:00

Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

2019-08-15T11:20:08-04:00

Many times when someone seeks treatment for an addictive disorder they also find that they are struggling with mental health disorders as well. While mental health disorders do not directly impact a person’s risk for having an addictive disorder, these two issues often go hand-in-hand. The reason behind why these two issues are often co-occuring [...]

Addiction and Mental Health Disorders2019-08-15T11:20:08-04:00

Mental Health Awareness Campaign Utilizes Texting

2019-08-15T11:23:39-04:00

Targeting 14 to 24-year olds, a national mental health awareness campaign is utilizing texting as a way to open discussion surrounding the issue. Of those in the target age range for this mental health awareness campaign, more than fifty percent are suffering from mental health issues. “‘It began in June 2013 when President Barack Obama [...]

Mental Health Awareness Campaign Utilizes Texting2019-08-15T11:23:39-04:00

Signs Someone May Be Suffering From Anxiety or Depression

2019-08-15T11:25:19-04:00

Learning the signs someone may be suffering from anxiety or depression is crucial to overcoming these mental health disorders, whether for you or a loved one. In order to understand these signs, we all need to change our perspective on mental health disorders. Until the stigma of these issues subsides, people will continue to avoid [...]

Signs Someone May Be Suffering From Anxiety or Depression2019-08-15T11:25:19-04:00

5 Ways to Cope With an Adult Child’s Addiction

2019-08-15T11:32:52-04:00

When parents have to deal with a child’s addiction it can be a confusing time. When the child is in high school or college, parents have more control over their what methods of treatment to choose. Conversely, when a parent is dealing with an adult child’s addiction it can be hard to influence them to [...]

5 Ways to Cope With an Adult Child’s Addiction2019-08-15T11:32:52-04:00

Overcoming Blame During Recovery

2017-02-10T10:06:02-04:00

Recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is a long road. Recovery does not end when detox from drugs and alcohol is over, rather recovery involves all facets of staying sober. Individual therapy, group therapy, relapse prevention courses, and lifestyle changes are all part of recovery. Blame During Recovery One of the many emotions felt [...]

Overcoming Blame During Recovery2017-02-10T10:06:02-04:00

Counseling and Psychotherapy in Baltimore County Treats Drug and Alcohol Abuse

2017-02-10T10:06:02-04:00

Counseling and psychotherapy are helpful for those suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, as those who abuse drugs and alcohol typically have more going on than what meets the eye. Due to the stigma of drug and alcohol abuse, many people don’t take into consideration why people abuse drugs and alcohol in the first [...]

Counseling and Psychotherapy in Baltimore County Treats Drug and Alcohol Abuse2017-02-10T10:06:02-04:00

Break the Stigma of Mental Illness and Addiction

2017-02-10T10:06:02-04:00

In TEDxBloomington, Denny Morrison discusses the stigmas behind mental illness and addiction and how to move beyond them. There are plenty of misconceptions about mental illness and addiction, but so many people suffer from them. Why has this subject held so much controversy and what can we do to break the stigma of mental illness [...]

Break the Stigma of Mental Illness and Addiction2017-02-10T10:06:02-04:00

Alcoholism is a Disease – TEDx Talks with Dia Mirza

2017-02-10T10:06:05-04:00

Dia Mirza, an Indian model and actress, discusses the disease that is alcoholism. With a disease that holds such a social stigma, we must band together and move forward so that users can seek help. “Seeking help and intervention can help us arrest that disease.” Mirza grew up with an alcoholic in her family but [...]

Alcoholism is a Disease – TEDx Talks with Dia Mirza2017-02-10T10:06:05-04:00