With marijuana becoming legal in states across the nation, people are taking up a new perspective. What was once considered a dangerous narcotic is now finding positive light in medical use. But can cannabis harm the brain and associated mental health? More here.
A look into the connection and linkages between substance use disorder and mental illness…plus the call for proper diagnosis and treatment. From expect Contributor, Dr. Jeff Nalin, Psy.D.
A look at daily practices and strategies for managing the stress that comes with having a family member addicted to drugs or alcohol. From expert interventionist, Dr. Louise Stanger, Ed.D.
A look at the main conditions considered “Dual Diagnosis” in the treatment of addiction…with a practical list for how to identify their symptoms. More here.
What if happiness was a practice instead of a state of mind? 5 practical ways to bring happiness into your life HERE.
A book review of the second edition of “Neuroscience For The Mental Health Clinician” by author Steven R. Pliszka. Explore why we recommend this book in the personal library of every mental health professional…more here!
A look at the clinical importance of Drug, Set, and Setting and, more importantly, how it can be applied to reduce harm in substance use.
Is your thinking creating a victim mindset? Learn how to recognize the 3 main beliefs of “victim mentality” here.
Getting ready to hit the books? Six (6) strategies for managing anxiety … without drugs!
In order to resolve anger, you first need to understand what’s the problem that fuels it. Then, you look at your emotional reaction and decide whether you can resolve it or let it go. More here.