Bipolar & Substance Abuse Disorders: A Complex Diagnosis that Demands Integrated Medical & Psychological Care
The word “bipolar” has become colloquially associated with anything that changes rapidly or is unpredictable: the weather, technology, sports teams, politics, or even a teenager’s attitude. But for roughly 46 million people worldwide, being “bipolar” is far more serious than typical unpredictability, mood swings, or temperamental behavior. And, when bipolar disorder is complicated by substance use disorder (SUD), the situation can become incredibly dangerous for the individual and those around them. Recognizing the symptoms of bipolar and the complicating factors of substance use disorder is c...
Source: World of Psychology - March 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marlon Rollins Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Bipolar Recovery Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Bipolar Disorder Detox Dual Diagnosis World Bipolar Day Source Type: blogs

The FDA clears Somryst, Pear ’s digital therapeutic to treat chronic insomnia
__ Pear gets FDA clearance for insomnia therapeutic (MedCity News): “Pear Therapeutics received marketing authorization for its third product — a digital therapeutic intended to treat chronic insomnia. Called Somryst, the app is available by prescription only. It consists of a nine-week program that includes cognitive behavioral therapy and restricting sleep to a limited window of time … The company’s submission included data from two randomized controlled trials, including a study of 1,100 adults reporting chronic insomnia that used Somryst for nine weeks. They saw a significant reduction in insom...
Source: SharpBrains - March 30, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology chronic insomnia cognitive-behavioral-therapy depression digital therapeutic FDA Pear Therapeutics precertification Somryst Source Type: blogs

How to Recognize and Change Toxic Behavioral Patterns
Patterns generally involve repetitive action, a task or behavior engaged in frequently, often without giving it much thought. Much daily behavior is fairly automatic, an activity done so many times that it feels comfortable and there’s no inherent harm in it. Or, it’s a behavior that we’re reluctant to change because of a reward associated with it. Toxic behavioral patterns are also often automatic, don’t necessarily present themselves as inherently harmful, and they’re more likely to continue due to the associated reward.  Some patterns have caused trouble in the past, are currently cont...
Source: World of Psychology - March 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Alcoholism Habits Self-Help Substance Abuse alcholism Habit Change Personal Growth Source Type: blogs

MAT Regulations Relaxed During COVID-19 Pandemic —This Should Catalyze Further Reform
Jeffrey A. SingerIn order to facilitate social distancing among people in treatment for opioid use disorder, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration relaxed some onerous regulations surrounding the use of buprenorphine or methadone in Medication Assisted Treatment.For health care providers to prescribe buprenorphine on an ambulatory setting to patients with addiction, they must apply for an “X waiver” on the narcotics prescribing license they get from the DEA. This is an onerous process that has resulted in a paltry...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 25, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Jeffrey A. Singer Source Type: blogs

5 Truths Survivors of Suicide Loss Need to Know Right Now
In the wake of losing someone to suicide, there is much pain and confusion, to say the least. I want to list these five simple truths right up front for those who may need to hear them right away: It isn’t your fault. Do not be ashamed. Your grief is complicated. Healing is possible. You still have life. 1. It isn’t your fault. Losing someone to suicide can often fill us with very specific emotions: Guilt. Regret. Blame. But it is important to talk back to these feelings. It is important to realize and understand that you simply cannot carry the weight of someone else’s decision. Suicide is a very...
Source: World of Psychology - March 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bonnie McClure Tags: Depression Inspiration & Hope Stigma Suicide grief grieving Suicide Loss Survivor Guilt Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia in Men
Men and women experience schizophrenia differently; from the age of onset to symptoms and how society treats those with mental disorders.  Schizophrenic, Rachel Star Withers and co-host Gabe Howard continue the discussion of the differences from the last episode but change the focus to men.  Jason Jepson, an author who has schizophrenia joins for a man’s perspective and Dr. Hayden Finch returns to explain the clinical side of the issues. Highlights in “Schizophrenia in Men” Episode [01:30] Age of onset [04:00] Symptoms in men vs women [05:00] Interview with Jason Jepson [07:30] Jason discusses ...
Source: World of Psychology - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Inside Schizophrenia Men's Issues Psychiatry Psychology Living With Schizophrenia Mental Disorder Mental Health Mental Illness Symptoms Of Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Stealing Cinderella (A True Story)
 Would you risk everything for love? Even your life? In today’s podcast, Gabe interviews Mark Diehl, author of Stealing Cinderella: How I Became an International Fugitive for Love. Mark’s book is his true-life story of growing up with an emotionally unstable mother, his resulting rebellious streak and drug use, and the wild ride of his forbidden love affair with a South Korean woman. The story details the couple’s narrow escape from her rich, abusive family in a journey where they almost lost their lives. Tune in for a true-life fairy tale that’s stranger than fiction. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW G...
Source: World of Psychology - March 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Interview Motivation and Inspiration Podcast Relationships The Psych Central Show Trauma Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Male Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse
 Did you know one in six males are sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday? Unfortunately, many victims are reluctant to come forward due to cultural conditioning. In today’s podcast, Gabe speaks with two psychologists about this very common but somewhat taboo issue. They tackle the prevalent myths surrounding male sexual assault and discuss why so many victims suffer in secrecy. What can be done? Where can survivors reach out for help? Join us for an in-depth talk on this very important and under-discussed topic. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Guest information for ‘Male Sexual Assault’ Podcast Episo...
Source: World of Psychology - March 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Abuse Children and Teens General Interview Men's Issues Podcast The Psych Central Show Trauma Source Type: blogs

Alcohol-Related Death Rates Are On The Rise
In a new article by Medical News Today, more people in the United States are drinking more alcohol and experiencing the harmful effects. The number of hospitalizations is rising in every age group, as are death rates. Knowing the statistics, who is experiencing these effects, and what you can do can help bring alcohol-related death rates down for good. Alcohol-Related Death Rates Impact Innocent People Alcohol doesn’t result in death to just those who drink it. Alcohol can affect innocent people in many ways. For example, 1 in 6 death certificates recording death as a result of drunk driving listed alcohol as a cont...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 4, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use Source Type: blogs

Alcohol Damage to the Liver – What Happens?
Alcohol Damage to the Liver – What Happens? Alcohol use disorder and heavy drinking present many harmful health risks. They can include everything from high blood pressure to fatal seizures. One of the most well-known health risks that come along with prolonged heavy drinking is liver damage. How does alcohol impact the liver, and what types of alcohol damage to the liver are there? In order to better understand alcohol damage to the liver, it is important to learn how the liver processes alcohol. According to MyDr, there are 2 ways that alcohol can be processed by your liver: Most alcohol is broken down, or metabol...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 4, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Source Type: blogs

10 Ways to Prevent Your Friendship From Turning into an Affair
Pay close attention. In a previous article, I explained that the best way to avoid having an affair is to be wary of people who don’t care about the happiness of your marriage. Many people worry that the only solution to this problem is to avoid anyone of the opposite sex, but that’s simply not true. Think about it: If you were to follow this advice to the extreme, half the world would be off-limits to every married person. Men and women interact all the time despite the reality that a sexual attraction could spark between them. Well-dressed women sit at the boardroom table with dapper men, stylish f...
Source: World of Psychology - March 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Ethics & Morality General Marriage and Divorce Publishers Relationships Sexuality YourTango affairs Cheating opposite sex friendship Sexual Attraction Source Type: blogs

Opioid Medication For Addiction Treatment
For many individuals, “cold-turkey” abstinence isn’t realistic when it comes to recovering from addiction. This is especially true when it comes to opioid addiction. Opioids take over the brain’s chemistry so much to the point that it can be difficult to function without it. Therefore, taking opioid medication for addiction treatment in medication-assisted treatment has been found to help individuals recovering from opioid addiction by reducing the withdrawal symptoms and allowing for their body to readjust. Medication-Assisted Treatment Medication-assisted treatment is the use of medications in co...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 25, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates Medical medical detox medicated-assisted detox medication opioid opioids prescription medication Source Type: blogs

What is the Definition of Alcoholism?
The definition of alcoholism is physical dependence on alcohol to the extent that stopping alcohol use would bring on withdrawal symptoms. Alcoholism may also be used to refer to ingrained drinking habits that cause health or social problems. Alcohol dependence can have many serious effects on the brain, liver, and other organs of the body, some of which can lead to death. Individuals who suffer from alcoholism can differ from each other in many ways. However, there are recognizable symptoms of alcoholism, high-functioning alcoholism, and a means to diagnose alcoholism. Symptoms of Alcoholism Alcoholism symptoms differ fo...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 25, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use Source Type: blogs

Why Do People Drink Alcohol?
Depictions of alcohol use are pervasive in American culture–it’s offered in restaurants, we see it on the big screen in movies as well as on the small screen in ads and tv shows. And of course, it’s part of many celebrations and used for toasts in many cultures. At the same time, alcohol has life-threatening consequences that come with every sip. Between drunk driving accidents, increased likelihood of abuse, poor health, and deadly addiction, alcohol is an extremely dangerous substance despite how celebrated it is. With so much that can go wrong with a night of drinking, it can leave many wondering, &ld...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 25, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Source Type: blogs

Startling Facts About Suicide and Mental Illness
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately. The newest report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) shows the scope of mental health problems in the United States and some startling facts about suicide.  50 percent of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24. At least 8.4 million people in the U.S. provide care to an adult with a mental or emotional health issue. Only 43.3 percent of U.S. adults with mental illness received treatment in 2018. 50.6% of U.S. youth aged 6-1...
Source: World of Psychology - February 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jan McDaniel Tags: Depression Suicide Source Type: blogs

The Things We Do for Love: Avoiding Co-Dependency When Addiction Affects Your Relationships
Valentine’s Day is a time to show your appreciation for those you love, often with gifts, a special dinner or even doing a few chores so that they can relax and feel at ease. But, when addiction is part of your relationship, there can be a very fine line between showing your love and support and enabling substance use with codependent behavior. This is especially true in romantic and parent-child relationships where one partner or the child is battling addiction. Naturally, we want so badly to help our partner or child get better, protect them from harm, and maintain the relationship by keeping the peace, that it&rsq...
Source: World of Psychology - February 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Claire Orr Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Recovery Relationships Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery addiction support Codependency Codependent Coercion Enabling Guilt Trip Manipulation Source Type: blogs

Valentine ’s Day and Alcohol: How to Enjoy It
Valentine’s Day and Alcohol: How to Enjoy It Whether you are single or in a loving relationship, Valentine’s Day and alcohol have likely gone hand-in-hand for you. Now that you are sober, it is time to learn new ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your Valentine without a glass of wine or to find new ways to cope with not having a Valentine at all. Valentine’s Day presents its own set of unique triggers and the best thing you can do is be as prepared as possible. Valentine’s Day and Alcohol: If You’re Single Valentine’s Day can be triggering for single people, whether they suffe...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 7, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Alcoholics Anonymous Source Type: blogs

Questions for Discerning a Healthy Relationship
Part of the process of growing up is developing discernment for whether or not your relationships are healthy. We learn to navigate this early on. One of the markers of the emergence of early childhood is the identification of having “best friends.” While toddlers exhibit parallel play, playing alongside a peer without much direct interaction, as early as age three, children begin to crave more social engagement with their peers and begin to identify and assign specific value to their friendships.  We continue to practice this through all phases of development as we learn conflict resolution and how to tre...
Source: World of Psychology - February 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bonnie McClure Tags: Abuse Relationships Violence and Aggression Boundaries Codependence Domestic Violence Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month teen violence awareness valentine's day Source Type: blogs

What Are the Physical Signs of Alcoholism?
Alcohol can cause damaging effects, especially physical ones. Alcohol affects most parts of the body — the brain, organs, central nervous system, behavior, and much more. If you suspect that your loved one might be suffering from alcoholism, there are many signs you can start looking for. The best place to start is with the physical signs of alcoholism. Physical Signs of Alcoholism Physical signs of alcoholism include: Marked weight gain or weight loss. If you have noticed sudden weight gain or weight loss with your loved one, this can be a sign of a multitude of health issues, including alcoholism. Alcohol is an a...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 31, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center Source Type: blogs

Things to Know Before Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Addiction
Before seeking treatment for alcohol addiction, there are a few things you should consider along the way. Becoming sober from alcohol isn’t as easy as abstaining from alcohol; it takes a lot of work and, as such, some preparation should be involved. Whether it is you who are seeking treatment for your own alcohol addiction, or you are searching on behalf of a loved one, preparation is key before heading to treatment for alcohol addiction. Consider Medication-Assisted Detox Alcohol is the only substance with potentially deadly withdrawal symptoms. This makes it imperative that medical intervention including medicatio...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 31, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Source Type: blogs

The most powerful way to provide substance abuse treatment is in a group setting
We knew that the most powerful way to provide substance abuse treatment is in a group setting. Group members can offer support to each other and call out each other ’s self-deceptions and public excuses, oftentimes more effectively than the clinicians. They share stories and insights, car rides, and job leads, and they form a community […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/a-country-doctor" rel="tag" > Hans Duvefelt, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

TBI Leaders Respond to Comments Dismissive of Traumatic Brain Injury
Reporters recently asked President Trump about news that U.S. troops had sustained various degrees of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in an Iranian missile strike. He responded, “I heard they had headaches and a couple of other things, but I would say, and I can report, it’s not very serious.” An outcry followed these remarks, with military leaders and others noting that TBI has been called a “signature injury” among U.S. troops in the recent conflicts in the Middle East. Fifty U.S. troops are reported to have TBI resulting from the Iranian strike.  Research has tied mild TBI (mTBI, the pred...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - January 29, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Bridget Murray Law Tags: Audiology Slider Speech-Language Pathology blast injuries Cognitive Rehabilitation cognitive-communication disorder hearing loss TBI tinnitus Traumatic Brain Injury Source Type: blogs

All About Alcohol Poisoning
Alcohol poisoning is a serious medical emergency due to the overconsumption of alcohol that can result in death. Overconsumption of alcohol affects many systems in the body. The liver, which works to eliminate toxins from the body, is not able to keep up with the high amount being ingested. In turn, the central nervous system becomes so depressed to the point that it cannot perform its normal, essential functions such as beating the heart and breathing. There are many factors that can determine whether or not an individual could suffer from alcohol poisoning, such as: Rate of alcohol consumption Tolerance and dependency ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 24, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Source Type: blogs

Medically Assisted Treatment for Alcohol
Going through alcohol withdrawal can be an uncomfortable experience. Fortunately there are medical interventions that can ease the symptoms of detox as well as help individuals along their journey through recovery. Medically assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, which is effective in the treatment of substance abuse and can help some people to sustain recovery. Medically assisted treatment for alcohol can help people recovering from alcohol use disorder by blocking cravings, avoiding relapse, and helping to rewire the brain’s chemistry. Medication...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 24, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol detox drug detox medical detox medicated-assisted detox Source Type: blogs

Alcohol Use Disorder in the API Community
Asian-American Pacific Islanders, also known as the API Community, are one of the fastest-growing minority groups in America. Due to model minority stereotypes and a lack of empirical data, the API community has been thought to have lower than expected rates of substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. However, alcohol use disorder in the API Community still exists, and it presents its own set of unique issues compared to other ethnicities and communities. These can include specific risk factors and barriers to treatment that other groups do not face. What is the API Community? In 1968, the term “Asian Amer...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 24, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use Alcoholics An Source Type: blogs

Long-Term Effect of Binge Drinking on the Body
Most people know about the damaging effects that binge drinking can bring to someone’s life. Loss of enjoyment of life, losing family relationships, financial and career struggles, homelessness, and legal consequences are just the tip of the iceberg. However, it can be more difficult to realize the long-term effect of binge drinking on the body, because you cannot always see it. Frequent binge drinking poses many dangerous health risks, and many of them can lead to death. Facts on Long-Term Effect of Binge Drinking on the Body For men, binge drinking is defined as consuming five or more drinks within about two hour...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 17, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center binge binge drinking Source Type: blogs

Can I Take Medication to Stop Drinking?
With all the advances in modern medicine, it can be easy to wonder if there is a medication to stop drinking. Unfortunately, getting sober from alcohol isn’t as easy as simply taking medication. In addition to medication, therapy is required for the best long-term results, as well as support from loved ones and ongoing aftercare. However, there are some medications to help along in the process to stop withdrawal symptoms, block cravings, and create an aversion to alcohol. It is important to not rely only on medication to stop drinking. A commitment to behavioral therapy, holistic therapy, family involvement, self-ca...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 17, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Source Type: blogs

What You Need to Safely Detoxify Alcohol From Your System
Alcohol is a toxic substance that can wreak havoc on the body, brain, central nervous system, internal organs, behavior patterns, emotions, and more. Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to serious damage to the body which, in some cases, can be irreversible and lead to certain chronic conditions. Detoxing from alcohol can present its own set of dangerous withdrawal symptoms and, as such, it is important to know what you need when you are ready to safely detoxify alcohol from your system. Preparation to Detoxify Alcohol When you’re ready to detoxify alcohol from your system, it is important that you and your loved ones ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 17, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use Source Type: blogs

What You Need to Know About Suicidal Behavior
The number one thing I’ve learned in my more than 20 years of experience in the mental health space is that there is always more to be learned. Suicidal behavior and prevention are complex. Just as there is not one single thing leading to suicidal behaviors, there is also not one single thing that will prevent them from occurring. In order to provide exceptional care and support to individuals with lived experience, friends, family members and co-workers, we must continue to learn about mental health. With that in mind, let’s review the latest trends, warning signs and some key resources that everyone should be...
Source: World of Psychology - January 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Depression Disorders General Mental Health America Publishers Suicide hopeless Suicidal Behavior Source Type: blogs

Treating Social Anxiety Disorder with Mindfulness
It’s completely normal to feel anxious in social situations. Be it giving a speech or talking on the phone, social anxiety affects a surprisingly large percentage of the population. However, when one experiences considerable distress and an impaired ability to function in parts of their daily life, it is likely they will be diagnosed as social anxiety disorder.1 Many people with social anxiety disorder do not know that they have it. They may recognize that there is something “wrong,” but do not know what it is or what to do about it. This is where mindfulness can help. By being mindful, aware of the prese...
Source: World of Psychology - January 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Paul Jozsef Tags: Anxiety and Panic Mindfulness Jon Kabat Zinn Meditation secular mindfulness Social Anxiety Source Type: blogs

Connecting up the care: supporting London ’s children exposed to domestic abuse, parental mental ill-health and parental substance abuse
This report from the London Assembly Health Committee examines three ACEs which commonly co-occur (domestic violence and abuse, parental mental ill-health and parental alcohol and drug misuse) to assess how access to and support from services could be improved.ReportPress release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - January 7, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Five profound ways physical exercise shapes your brain and mind
We’ve all heard that exercise is good for us—how it strengthens our hearts and lungs, and helps us prevent diseases like diabetes. That’s why so many of us like to make New Year’s resolutions to move more, knowing it will make us healthier and live longer. But many people don’t know about the other important benefits of exercise—how it can help us find happiness, hope, connection, and courage. Around the world, people who are physically active are happier and more satisfied with their lives. They have a stronger sense of purpose and experience more gratitude, love, and hope. They feel mo...
Source: SharpBrains - January 6, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greater Good Science Center Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness brain exercise Joy mind movement neurobiological neurochemistry neurological Physical-Exercise proprioception resilient well-being Source Type: blogs

Do I Have an Alcohol Problem?
Is your alcohol use turning into something you are worried about? It can be hard for many people to determine whether or not they have a problem with alcohol, but chances are, you’re not happy with your current drinking habits. If you’re wondering “do I have an alcohol problem?’, keep reading for a few tell-tale signs, what is involved with treatment, and what can happen if you leave your alcohol problem untreated. Ask Yourself These Questions If you are asking yourself, “do I have an alcohol problem?”, as yourself the following questions first. If you answer yes to most or all of them,...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 4, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment Source Type: blogs

Inpatient Alcohol Treatment Center: What to Expect
Finally making the decision to get sober is one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, decisions you will ever make. This is especially true if you’ve decided to head to residential rehab to focus on changing your life. There can be many unknowns involved when moving your life to a new setting for an extended period of time, which is why it is comforting to know what to expect when you enter an inpatient alcohol treatment center. Understanding what the first few days will be like, how to overcome withdrawal, what type of treatment plans are offered and what your chances of long-term results are are all important thin...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 3, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol disorder alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility inpatient residential residential rehab Source Type: blogs

The Most Dangerous Side Effect of Binge Drinking
While not everyone who binge drinks suffers from alcoholism, most people who suffer from alcoholism binge drink. This makes addiction the most dangerous side effect of binge drinking because it can cause devastating consequences; anything from a broken family to death can happen. Binge drinking is the practice of consuming large quantities of alcohol in a single session, usually defined as five or more drinks at one time for a man, or four or more drinks at one time for a woman. If you or a loved one binge drinks and think it is harmless fun, it is time to rethink binge drinking as an extremely dangerous and possibly fata...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Drinking alcohol abuse alcohol treatment binge binge drinking Source Type: blogs

What is an Opioid?
Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and many others. All individuals who take opioids run the risk of addiction. As such, when asking “what is an opioid?” it is important to know the different types, the signs of addiction, and the signs of an overdose. Prescription Opioids Opioids interact with the opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain. This interaction interferes with communication between the body’s nerves and the br...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates Heroin Painkiller fentanyl opioid opioid crisis opioids prescription drug addiction Source Type: blogs

The Dangers of Alcohol
The dangers of alcohol begin at the first sip of the first drink. Although most responsible drinking habits shouldn’t be cause for major concern, everyone who drinks runs the risk of encountering the negative effects of alcohol. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans defines moderate drinking as up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men.  A single drink is considered as: 12 ounces of beer (5% alcohol content) 8 ounces of malt liquor (7% alcohol content) 5 ounces of wine (12% alcohol content) 1.5 ounces of 80-proof (40% alcohol content) distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Alcoholics Anonymous Source Type: blogs

Why Having Family Support is Important to Recovery
Drug and alcohol addiction affects so much more than just the person experiencing the actual addiction. The people closest to the person suffering from substance use disorder are also affected, and overcoming this takes more than just getting their loved one to go to treatment. Recovery from addiction takes major adjustments in a person’s lifestyle and the family should be part of the entire process, which is why having family support is important to recovery. Addiction is a Family Disease According to Psychology Today, every family has its own “organization,” and family members develop particular ways o...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery family family disease family involvement family program family support family therapy Source Type: blogs

Opioid Overdose: Causes, Signs, and What to Do
Opioid Overdose: Signs, Symptoms, and What to Do Any individual who uses opioids runs the risk of overdosing. Overdoses can be fatal. In fact, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids every day. This makes it important to know what causes an opioid overdose, the signs that an opioid overdose is occurring, and what to do in the event of an opioid overdose. Opioid Overdose Causes In 2017, the CDC reported that more than 15,000 individuals died from drug overdoses involving heroin in the United States. That’s almost 5 deaths for every 100,000 Americans. However, there are some people who...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates Painkiller drug overdose opiate addiction opioid opioids Source Type: blogs

Why Do People Drink Alcohol?
Alcohol is a dangerous substance. It is addictive, can deteriorate one’s health, and puts innocent people in danger. However, it is embraced and celebrated in society and there are many opportunities throughout life to try alcohol. Knowing that alcohol is dangerous and addictive can leave many people wondering, “why do people drink alcohol?” Soothe an Underlying Mental Health Condition One of the major reasons that individuals who suffer from alcohol use disorder drink are because they are suffering from an underlying mental health condition and are using alcohol to self-medicate. This condition can be e...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center Source Type: blogs

EHRs and Collaboration: Leveraging Technology to Help Patients with Substance-Use Disorders
The following is a guest article by Charlie Hutchinson, CFO at InSync Healthcare Solutions. The growth in substance use disorders [SUD] across all demographics and income brackets has impacted the role of primary-care providers [PCPs]. Physicians, especially those in rural and/or underserved parts of the country, who are most affected by the opioid epidemic, have had […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Ambulatory Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Behavioral Health EHR Charlie Hutchinson InSync InSync Healthcare Solutions Psychiatric Collaborative Care Model Substance Abuse Disorders Source Type: blogs

Physician burnout as a consequence of systematic design, not an individual issue
Burnout in health care is an epidemic across the nation, contributing to a lack of empathy for patients, poor care, providers electing to leave the workforce, substance abuse, depression, and even provider suicide. In a recently published case study in the American Physicians Group Case Studies in Excellence, Iora Health made a move to shift […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/andrew-schutzbank" rel="tag" > Andrew Schutzbank, MD, MPH < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Health IT Practice Management Source Type: blogs

How to Explain Recovery to Family and Friends
With the holiday season approaching, you might start seeing family and friends that you haven’t seen in a while. While it is great to see everyone, there is something new about you this year — you are sober. They might wonder why you are not partaking in wine or spiked eggnog at holiday events, so it’s important to have a plan in place and know how to explain recovery to family and friends when these questions arise. Keep It Positive Now that you’re sober, your life has improved in so many ways. Chances are your health has improved dramatically, your relationships are getting better, your life is m...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 18, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery family family disease family involvement family program family support family therapy holiday parties recovered addict Successful Addiction Recovery Source Type: blogs

Is There a Medication to Stop Drinking?
While there is no magic medication to stop drinking, there are medications to help you along your journey in early recovery. Overcoming alcoholism is much more than just abstaining from alcohol — it is a process that involves behavioral therapy, holistic therapy, evidence-based treatments, and medication. All of these things work together to put you on the best track toward long-term recovery. Medication-Assisted Detox Alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances from which to detox due to its potentially deadly withdrawal symptoms. According to MedLine, these withdrawal symptoms most often occur within 48 to 96 ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 18, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Source Type: blogs

The Opioid Crisis in Orange County
According to a new report by Orange County, California’s health care agency, the overdose deaths in Orange County have greatly surpassed that of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties and, most shockingly, all of California as a whole. The opioid crisis in Orange County has grown so much that a high concentration of treatment centers has popped up in the area hoping to combat this issue, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. In addition, the report details that the majority of state-licensed treatment centers and unregulated sober living homes are located along the c...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 18, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates opiate abuse opiate addiction opioid opioid crisis opioids orange county Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Treatment Strategies for Schizophrenia
Medication, Therapy, Hospitalization, Electroconvulsive Therapy- what are the treatment strategies for schizophrenia? How do you convince someone they need help? What if someone refuses treatment? Schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers with co-host Gabe Howard reveal different treatments they have undergone over the years with various outcomes. Guest Barbara Thompson, with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, shares support options for people with schizophrenia and their family in the community. Highlights from “Treatment Strategies for Schizophrenia” Episode [02:00] How to bring up Schizophrenia to a loved one ...
Source: World of Psychology - December 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Caregivers Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Psychiatry Psychology Treatment Electroconvulsive Therapy getting help Living With Schizophrenia Mental Disorder Mental Illness Support Group Treatment For Schizo Source Type: blogs

How to Detoxify Alcohol from the Body
If you are having a hard time controlling your alcohol use, chances are you have recognized that enough is enough and you need to finally quit. Frequent hangovers during the day, blacking out, saying and doing embarrassing things, and letting down the people around you can be a terrible feeling. One of the first steps to recovery is getting your body healthy, which means taking the steps to detoxify alcohol from your body and learning how to stay sober. This process isn’t always easy, but the good news is that it is only a small inconvenience in the long, healthy, wonderful life that awaits you after you become sobe...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol dependence alcohol detox medical detox medicated-assisted detox Source Type: blogs

Is a Binge Drinker an Alcoholic?
Most people know that drinking alcohol to excess isn’t good for you, but does it mean you are an alcoholic? People who drink sometimes test limits and boundaries which could lead to binge drinking, whether intentional or unintentional. How can you tell if you’ve crossed the line between binge drinking and alcohol use disorder, and the answer to “is a binge drinker an alcoholic”? What Technically Is a Binge Drinker? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL. This typically o...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility binge binge drinking Source Type: blogs

Opioid Abuse: How and When to Get Help
Opioids are so highly addictive that they have created a dangerous and deadly epidemic in the United States. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more than 2 million Americans abuse opioids and that more than 90 Americans die on average by opioid overdose every day. Individuals can become addicted to opioids so quickly that it can be difficult to notice when the line has been crossed over to opioid abuse. If you or your loved one is taking opioids, whether legal or illegal, make note of these signs and symptoms of opioid abuse and how to get help. How Does Opioid Abuse Begin? Opioids work by binding ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates abuse heroin heroin addiction heroin users opiate abuse opioid opioid crisis opioids prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction Source Type: blogs

Navigating the Holidays with Addiction in the Family
The holiday season can be extremely tough for many families, especially when there’s loss, trauma, unresolved issues and addiction in the picture. Not everyone’s holiday celebration looks like a Hallmark movie scene and navigating family chaos can require a lot of patience, planning and prioritizing your own needs above family expectations.  I know this all too well, as my family has endured some extremely difficult situations, and I have family members who suffer from alcoholism. If you or a loved one struggle with addiction, these situations can make it incredibly hard to resist the urge to fall back int...
Source: World of Psychology - December 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tanya Brown Tags: Addiction Family Holiday Coping Recovery Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Holidays Unrealistic Expectations Source Type: blogs