3 Benefits of TMS Therapy for Addiction

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS for short, is a non-invasive therapeutic technique that stimulates the brain in ways that work to reduce dependence on a drug. TMS can reduce cravings, improve impulse control, and reduce overall symptoms. It works by targeting the areas of the brain that influence drug-taking behavior. Learn more about what TMS…

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Addiction Rehab for Puerto Ricans

In 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean. Since then, this island has dealt with battered buildings, a lack of necessities like food and water, and a rampant problem with addiction. The addiction crisis in Puerto Rico has led to unsuccessful efforts for those struggling with addiction. Fortunately, there is…

Rehab 101 – 6 Ways to Develop Spirituality as Part of Your Recovery

Given the culture we live in today, with what seems to be its increasing tendencies toward commercialism, materialism and secularism, many of us who seek recovery from a substance use disorder (a.k.a. chemical dependency, addiction to alcohol or drugs) find it surprising to hear that developing spirituality, living according to spiritual principles, and/or nourishing our…

Rehab 101 — How it Could Benefit Me to Be Open to Getting Guidance for my Thinking

Very rarely do we see people come into recovery from addiction brimming with positivity, honesty and a caring attitude toward others. Instead, it’s much more typical to find “newcomers” feeling weighted down by distrust and defensiveness, callousness and alienation (if not resentment and malevolence), and a substantial amount of self-centeredness. However, as the saying goes,…

ER Doctors Show High Success Rate Following Treatment of Substance Use Disorders with Physician Health Program Monitoring

In a study published in the West Journal of Emergency Medicine[1]—the first published report of its kind—examining the performance and outcomes of emergency room doctors enrolled in Physician Health Programs (PHPs) for substance use disorders (SUDs), it was found emergency physicians (EPs) do well following treatment of SUDs with monitoring in PHPs and generally return…

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What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

Over the years, drug addiction has become a part of your life, but you’re ready to end that substance abuse. Thankfully, cognitive-behavioral therapy in Tampa, FL, and other care options can help you here. But what is cognitive-behavioral therapy, and how does it manage the dangers of addiction? Learning more about this process will ensure…

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Dual Diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis? When a substance use disorder and mental health problem are happening at the same time, it is referred to as “dual-disorder” or “dual-diagnosis.” This has described 9.2 million U.S. adults in 2018 with both mental health and substance use disorders. Common examples include alcohol use with clinical depression, stimulant use with…