Archive for the ‘Mental Health Issues’ Category

Rock Bottom – Do You Really Have to Go There?

You may have heard about rock bottom. It’s the point at which the consequences of having an addiction have reached record levels. While you may have lived with unpleasant fallout resulting from alcohol or drug use for some time, rock bottom can sometimes help you truly acknowledge how difficult things have become. At rock bottom, […]

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Our Violent World Is Especially Dangerous for Children Who Use Drugs or Act Out. What Can We Do About It?

You hear a lot these days about how violence influences our children, and it often seems like horrific news is everywhere we turn. Add to this mix the intense brutality of many video games that are popular with teens and song lyrics that make even progressive parents raise their eyebrows, and it’s no wonder why […]

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Interventions and College Drinking: What Works

Too often, people expect that there will be a certain amount of binge drinking and experimentation with drugs and other substances when someone heads off to college. In fact, many view drug use among college students as normal and tend to minimize the consequences. The fact is, however, that binge drinking and drug experimentation – […]

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Gambling Addiction Interventions

Gambling can be a serious issue for those who compulsively bet. Called “pathological gambling,” the problem is defined by the inability to stop gambling despite a host of problems that develop as a direct result of the gambling behavior. If those who struggle with the problem don’t seek help, they can destroy their finances and […]

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Interventions: For More Than Just Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Interventions, though primarily for those who are living with a drug and alcohol addiction, can be effective in addressing those who are struggling with different types of addictions and compulsive behaviors too. In fact, just about any issue that continually causes negative consequences in the person’s life and hurts those who love him can be […]

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Eating Disorder Interventions

Most common among women and teenage girls, eating disorders are some of the most deadly mental health disorders. Many victims cause severe damage to major organ systems in the body due to malnutrition when they don’t get enough of the nutrients they need to survive. Other co-occurring disorders like depression and anxiety can be issues […]

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