Category: Addiction

Coping Strategies for Parents of a Teen Struggling with Substance Use Disorder

Millenial too stressed Trying to cope with a teen’s substance use disorder (or SUD) is one of the most difficult challenges in life. It can be mentally, emotionally, physically, and even financially taxing. Parents of teens who are struggling with a SUD are often scared, feeling concerned, and fearful of the consequences of their drug or alcohol abuse. [...]
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Psychosis and Addiction

Girl fighting Psychosis and Addiction Psychosis is an unsettling and often frightening experience. Defined as a disruption of thoughts and perceptions, which make it challenging to recognize what is real and what is not, these experiences often include seeing, hearing, and believing things that are not real. [1] Despite common perceptions, psychosis is not an illness, but instead, symptoms that [...]
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Ketamine in Addiction Medicine: Not Just For Treatment-Resistant Depression Anymore?

Man thinking of stopping opioid use Can Cocaine, Alcohol, Other Addictions Be Treated with Ketamine? Intranasal esketamine was approved in March 2019 by the FDA for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in adults. The FDA-approved ketamine-like drug is called esketamine. It is one version of the ketamine molecule. Eskeamine works like intravenous ketamine but with fewer side effects. Its chemical [...]
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Young Adults Dealing with Psychosis and Addiction

Man in addiction treatment Those experiencing the transition into young adulthood are uniquely vulnerable to both psychosis and addiction. This information is important for anyone that works with this population to know, as early interventions yield the best results for overcoming the challenges of addiction and psychotic disorders. Thankfully, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has provided [...]
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