Two Accredited Facilities, One Shared Vision

We are fortunate to live in the age of integrative medicine, a time when public health can really improve because we recognize mental wellness as the precursor to total health. If addiction or mental illness are addressed, the whole person can thrive because feedback from all systems is heard and felt. Not to mention, the […]

Bariatric Surgery: A New Beginning

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Kick-Start to a New Life Bariatric surgery can be a great kick-start for people who have been struggling with eating issues. After your surgery, your stomach is a fraction of the size it used to be, so portion control is much easier. Remember, though, that it is only the beginning. I like to draw a […]

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

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Addiction Affects Us All On September 28, 2018, the President declared October  “National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.” This comes a year after the White House declared a nationwide Public Health Emergency. Earlier this year, The Crisis Next Door blog was launched to encourage Americans to share how this epidemic has affected their lives. The crisis […]

Maternal Mental Health and Postpartum Depression

Maternal Mental Health

New Moms: Take Care of Your Maternal Mental Health   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 10 women experience symptoms of depression in their lifetime. For new moms experiencing postpartum depression (PPD), that climbs to 1 in 7. There are a number of factors that contribute to PPD including hormone […]

Getting a Handle on Mental Health Disorders

Mental Health Disorders

Understanding Mental Health Disorders First off, to understand mental health conditions, we need to understand the state of mental well-being in America. Surprisingly, over 50 million Americans suffer from mental health conditions each year. Additionally, youth mental health is on the decline. Furthermore, nearly half of adults with a mental health disorder also have a co-occurring […]

Ketamine: New Hope for Depression

Ketamine: Essential Medicine Those suffering from treatment-resistant depression may now have new hope! A new study shows that Ketamine, a club drug known as ‘special K’, may be an effective treatment for depression. Ketamine is a class III schedule drug.  Hospitals and other medical settings have the approval to use as an anesthetic. Ketamine’s discover […]

Heroin Drug Addiction Treatment

 Options for Heroin Drug Addiction Treatment A broad range of options for heroin drug addiction treatment is available, including medications as well as behavioral therapies. When medication treatment is integrated with other supportive services, patients are often able to stop heroin (or other opiates) use.   The classic medication used to help heroin addicts is […]

Is Medically Assisted Treatment Safe?

Medical Assisted Treatment

Medically Assisted Treatment According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.” It is the preferred treatment method for opiate addiction, in particular heroin and pain […]