Whether the substance use disorders related to alcohol, opioids, heroin, or other drugs, treatment, and recovery require honesty, persistence, character, and patience. Additionally, you need to know how and where to start. In the Richmond, VA, area, Epic Health Partners help many individuals navigate the initial steps in substance use disorder treatment and follow themRead More
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What Is Alcohol Use Disorder?
According to the 2020National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than 14.5 million Americans ages 12or to older had alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2019 alone. As if that weren’t enough, less than 10 percent of these individuals seek professional help to combat this type of substance use disorder. It’s not always easyRead More
What Are The Most Effective Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder?
Alcohol use disorder is a medical condition characterized by the inability to control frequent or heavy alcohol use even though it causes problems, such as emotional distress or physical harm to the individual or others. Fortunately, it is a treatable condition, and usually, a combination of medications, behavioral therapy, and ongoing support could help aRead More
IMPACT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, approximately 37 percent of alcohol abusers and 53 percent of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness. If you or someone you care about is currently struggling with addiction, it is important to know the impact substance abuse has on one’s mental health andRead More
Is a mental health counselor the same as a therapist?
Licensed professional counselors and therapists provide mental health services, but they differ in education and training. A therapist usually holds a master’s degree or higher in counseling, which is not always the case with a mental health counselor. In addition, licensing requirements vary from state to state regarding who can use these titles, what credentialsRead More
What to Do If a Loved One Is Drug- or Alcohol-Addicted
Addiction has devastating effects that stretch out far beyond the person dealing with it. Regardless of who in the family has the problem, addiction can altogether turn the lives of the immediate family members and anyone else who cares about the person upside down. If you suspect that your loved one is dealing with drugRead More
Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who is Suffering from Addiction
Addiction is a disease. If we can afford to be empathetic and compassionate to people with cancer or HIV/AIDs, why not to someone who is suffering from addiction? People with addiction issues need support and understanding that comes from having an open mind. No one decides to be an addict, it is a slow processRead More
Beating Addiction: A Journey Through Recovery
Addiction is a complex, difficult problem that rarely gets beaten without professional help. It is always advisable to turn to addiction professionals for assistance in overcoming this issue. An addictions professional understands the detrimental impact it has on a person’s life and well-being. As such, your addictions counselor is committed to helping you to beatRead More
What is Suboxone and How do I Choose a Suboxone Provider?
Suboxone is a prescribed medication that contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication, known as a narcotic. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioid medication, including pain relief or feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid abuse. Suboxone, is an integral component of the ongoing effort of healthcare professionals toRead More