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Dual Diagnosis, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 07/26/2019

by Michelle Hook, MSN, RN, Enterhealth Ranch Executive Director
 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that around half of patients with eating disorders abuse alcohol or illicit drugs, a rate that is nearly five times higher than the general population. On the other side of that equation, SAMHSA found that up to 35 percent of individuals who abuse or are dependent on alcohol or illicit drugs also suffer from eating disorders, a rate 11 times higher than the general population.
 

Life in Recovery After Addiction, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 06/19/2019

by Alexandra Frascino, MS, LMFT, Therapist, Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence
 
For decades, researchers in the field of psychology have worked to develop science-based interventions for people who want to overcome substance abuse. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) was developed as an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
 

Dual Diagnosis, Life in Recovery After Addiction, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 03/21/2019

By Megan Aul, MA, LPCtherapist at Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence
 
 
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2013, there were more than 24.6 million Americans in need of treatment for addiction disorders.
One of the major hurdles that people face when trying to get treatment for addiction is that they lack the motivation to get better. Many don’t have the necessary motivation to change for three main reasons:

Dual Diagnosis, Life in Recovery After Addiction, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 04/23/2019

by Harold C. Urschel III, MD, Addiction Psychiatrist, MMA and Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist
 
In early recovery, many people are faced with temptation, cravings and withdrawal symptoms that make them want to drink or do drugs again.