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What Is Biofeedback Therapy?

According to Barr’s The Human Nervous System: An Anatomical Viewpoint, the nervous system is divided into two major sectors: the central nervous system that consists of the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system that consists of all the nerves outside the central nervous system. The central nervous system controls nearly every bodily […]

Naltrexone Therapy & Rehab

Naltrexone is an FDA-approved medication that is used as a form of medication-assisted treatment for both alcohol and opioid use disorders.1  It was initially developed in 1963, but was approved to treat opioid addiction in 1984 and alcohol use disorder in 1994.2,3 Naltrexone is available in pill form as ReVia or Depade, and there is a […]

PTSD and Addiction

About 3.5% of Americans are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) each year, and roughly 1 in 11 are diagnosed at some point in their lives.1 In southern Nevada, the number of PTSD-related emergency department visits increased from 402 in 2009 to 3,718 in 2017, the latest year for which we have data.2 PTSD and […]

ADHD and Addiction

Studies show that people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have an increased risk of substance use disorders (SUDs).1 When a person has ADHD or another mental health disorder in the presence of an SUD, this is known as having a co-occurring disorder. Roughly half of teens and adults with SUDs have a lifetime diagnosis of […]

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy, or AAT, is becoming increasingly popular in all kinds of treatment settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, individual and group therapy, and hospice care. Therapy animals, such as dogs and horses, have been shown to reduce stress, which helps to ease symptoms of mental illness, pain from chronic illness, and fear related to long-term […]