Dina’s last session with her therapist had been a harsh revelation. Her family and personal life was a mess because of her depression and drug addiction. As it turned out, her depression was a result of her own dysfunctional family; her father was an alcoholic. And she h Read more
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A person suffering from substance abuse can overcome his or her problem through appropriate support and treatment. With the emergence of many new and novel treatment approaches to overcome substance abuse, it is now possible for people to overcome the problem more easily than before. By understanding and learning the science behind addiction, a person can help his or her family member, friend, etc. overcoming dependence on drugs and alcohol. Read more
Substance use disorders (SUD) have been on the rise in the United States. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 20.1 million people aged 12 or older were diagnosed with an SUD in 2015. The number included 15.1 million people who had an alcohol use disorder and 7.4 million people who had an illicit drug use disorder.
What is worsening the condition is the rising number of individuals with mental illness. The SAMHSA had estimated that approximately 44.7 million adults were affected by some or the other form of mental illness in 2015. This, in turn, has affected the overall growth, performance and wellness chart of Americans. Read more
If you or a loved one has an issue with addiction, your problem may extend further than substance abuse. Please call us for help on this matter and we will give you guidance on how to treat this problem.
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