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Holistic Therapies in Treatment

Holistic therapy refers to treatments that are not part of traditional care. Typically, they are non-Western methods that are used to complement mainstream medical approaches. For example, in the addiction treatment context, a holistic therapy such as acupuncture may be used to relieve physical and/or psychological symptoms in the withdrawal process, like sore muscle, migraines, […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most respected forms of therapy currently in practice. It is used to help a host of mental health-related issues and disorders, including substance abuse. The history of CBT provides insight into how this form of therapy evolved and has maintained its commitment to being a pragmatic and […]

Schizophrenia and Addiction

Schizophrenia is a serious, complex, and debilitating mental illness that affects a little more than 1 percent of the American adult population in a given year, per the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH). Schizophrenia disrupts thought patterns, which in turn affect behaviors, relationships, and the ability to complete everyday tasks. Schizophrenia can cause a […]

Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States, affecting about 30% of adults at some point during their lives.1 In southern Nevada, anxiety is the number one mental health diagnosis in emergency departments; anxiety-related visits increased from 11,613 in 2009 to 36,696 in 2017, the latest year for which we […]

OCD & Addiction

Around one out of every 40 adults in the United States will suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, at some time in their lives, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) publishes. OCD is a significant mental health disorder that interferes with an individual’s ability to function normally in everyday life. Obsessions are repeated thoughts, […]