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Mental Health Counseling Benefits

Detoxification cleanses the body of toxic drug and alcohol substances while preparing the person for a new beginning. However, mental health counseling starts the real work of rehab. No magical cure for drug and alcohol addiction exists. A person can, however, experience certain advantages during counseling. Being able to talk about what brought them to…

A “Reality Check” for Healthcare Professionals Who May Actually Be High-Functioning Alcoholics – PART ONE

Although I’m not in the healthcare field, I’m a former college professor who fit the term “high-functioning alcoholic” to a T. (Just ask my ex or the Dean of Faculty where I worked.) What I hope to bring to the topic of “Am I or am I not a high-functioning alcoholic?” are my personal experience,…

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Safety First: COVID-19 Testing of Incoming Rehab Patients and Increased Use of Virtual Addiction Treatment and Mental Health Services

Given the rising need for addiction treatment and mental health services due to the increased stress and strain of the COVID-19 pandemic—both on individuals and society as a whole—BoardPrep Recovery Center, located in Tampa, Florida, is taking extra precautions and establishing solid safeguards at its residential treatment facility, as well as increasing use of outpatient…

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Physician Health Programs for Addicted Doctors

Physician Health Programs for Addicted Doctors Drug addiction runs rampant among medical professionals. USA Today reports, “Across the country, more than 100,000 doctors, nurses, and technicians and other health professionals struggle with abuse or addiction, mostly involving narcotics such as Oxycodone and Fentanyl.”  What sets doctors and nurses apart from other professionals is their accessibility…