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Family Support & Help, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 11/19/2019

Choosing a treatment program is a big decision – and often not an easy one to make.
With a growing number of inpatient, outpatient and telehealth treatment options available, it can be difficult to narrow the field when you or someone you know is in need.
Here are some questions you can ask to help you differentiate a traditional treatment program from a comprehensive medically-based program – like the one offered by Enterhealth Ranch.

Top Addictive Substances, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 11/05/2019

by Cara McLeod, MA, LPC-S, Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence Clinical Director
 
According to the numbers published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2018, more than 130 people in the United States continue to die every day due to opioid overdose. Misuse and addiction to opioids has risen to the point that in late 2017, then-acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan issued a public health emergency regarding the crisis at the request of President Donald Trump.
 

Dual Diagnosis, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 09/24/2019

by Megan Aul, MA, LPC, Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence Therapist
 
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by Marsha M. Linehan to treat patients who didn't respond well to traditional behavioral therapy (specifically those with borderline personality disorder). Since its development, DBT has also proven to be an effective technique for treating other types of difficult patients, including those with mood disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse disorders and more.
 

Dual Diagnosis, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 08/21/2019

by Elizabeth Weidmer-Mikhail, MD, Enterhealth Ranch and Outpatient Center of Excellence Psychiatrist
 
Since bariatric weight loss surgeries have become more affordable and accessible to more and more Americans, bariatric professionals and addiction treatment professionals alike are starting to sound the alarm concerning the trend in the number of people who develop a substance use disorder following one of these surgeries.