virtual reality meditation and addiction treatment

How Can Virtual Reality Meditation Therapy Help with Addiction?

It is common for people who suffer from substance use disorder (SUD) to also suffer from mental health disorders. Research indicates that those with SUD are twice as likely to have anxiety and mood disorders. Further, nearly half of those with mental health disorders have SUD and vice versa, which is referred to as co-occurring…

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Co-occurring Disorders: How Sober Living Can Help

Co-occurring mental health issues are disorders that include both a mental illness and an addiction. For example, some people may have post-traumatic stress disorder and drug addiction. Co-occurring mental health issues are common because sometimes an addiction develops as a way to numb the painful effects of an illness. Remember that there’s a clear link…

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Dangers of Self-Medicating with Drugs and Alcohol

Research on substance use disorders and mental health disorders depicts strong evidence for consistent links between the two. Approximately half of Americans who have substance use disorders also have mental health disorders and vice-versa. While it cannot be said that one causes the other, the two are complexly intertwined. When these disorders coincide, it is…

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Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation

In 2016, the World Health Organization classified stress as the most significant health epidemic of the 21st century. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, reported stress, anxiety, and depression rates have substantially risen worldwide. Anxiety is often linked with substance use disorders. Many who suffer from anxiety disorders turn to drugs or alcohol to…

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What to Expect in TMS Therapy

Antidepressant medications and psychotherapy provide relief for millions of people who suffer from depression. However, for some, these methods are ineffective, or the side effects of antidepressants are too much to tolerate. For these individuals, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) offers a non-invasive, drug-free alternative for treating depression. TMS has also been shown to effectively treat…

woman struggles with dual diagnosis

When to Seek a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

Dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorder, refers to an individual suffering from a substance use disorder and mental health disorder simultaneously, a pervasive situation. People struggling with mental illness often turn to drugs or alcohol, seeking relief from their symptoms, leading to substance abuse or addiction. Alternatively, individuals with substance abuse or addiction can develop mental…

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What Type of Therapy Is Best for Me?

“Therapy” is a broad term to describe a treatment system that has multiple components. Therapy is most commonly associated with psychotherapy or “talk” therapy, but this is only one of many therapeutic approaches. The main goal of therapy is to relieve emotional distress and other symptoms associated with mental health conditions, including substance use disorders.…