Unraveling the Complexities of Cannabis-Induced Psychosis
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by Sonder
1M ago
The landscape of cannabis use has drastically changed with its legalization in many states across the US. While this newfound accessibility may seem like a positive development, it also brings to light important discussions about the potential risks associated with cannabis use, particularly when it comes to mental health. Along with challenges associated with accessibility, highly potent cannabis increases the risk of individuals developing cannabis-induced psychosis. Shifts in Cannabis Accessibility Post-Legalization Gone are the days when obtaining cannabis required secretive transacti ..read more
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What is Recovery Capital and Why is it Important?
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by Sonder
3M ago
The concept of non-medical healing for addiction is less than 100 years old. Bill W. published his first process, thoughts, and beliefs about alcoholism in 1939, a book that morphed into the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. He spelled out for AA members the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions for alcohol-free living — core guidelines that numerous recovery groups have adopted in the generations since. Today, there are national recovery organizations to help people live free of addictions to drugs, food, gambling, debt, sex, love, work, cigarettes, and more, plus numerous offshoot groups that provide s ..read more
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How To Support Your Child’s Recovery From Addiction During the Holidays
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by admin
3M ago
The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time for those in recovery from a substance use disorder and for their family members. During this time of year, everyone has high expectations, busier schedules, and there is increased social interaction and travel. People in recovery are often distracted during this time of year and attend fewer Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and parents may be attending fewer Al-Anon meetings. Recovery From Addiction Needs To Be Year Round When recovering from substance use, it is imperative that individuals stick with a consistent routine, whether they’re s ..read more
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How to Stop Enabling Your Grown Child
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by Sonder
3M ago
Enabling substance abuse is a problematic behavior and many parents are unaware of the negative impact it can have on individuals struggling with a substance abuse problem. Learning how to stop enabling and practicing healthier forms of support can lead to healthier relationships and prevent ongoing self-destructive behaviors. Three of the most difficult behaviors to learn as parents are when to let go, when to step back in, and when to say, “No more.” At some point, children grow into adults, responsible for making decisions, taking action, and accepting responsibilities for themselves and fo ..read more
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Staying Sober During the Holidays: Common Relapse Triggers and How to Combat Them
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by admin
3M ago
With the holiday season in full swing, avoiding relapse and staying sober during the holidays should be a top priority for anyone in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. What are the best ways to steer clear of potential problems, keep a recovery program in focus, and make this time of year one filled with joyful memories rather than regrets? Potential Holiday Pitfalls The holidays can be a risky time for people recovering from substance abuse. Because of the many emotions running high, the alcohol-based holiday parties, and the overall stresses that come with the holidays and spending tim ..read more
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Is Addiction Relapse More Common During The Holidays?
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by admin
4M ago
The holiday season can be a joyful as well as a stressful time for anyone. For alcoholics and addicts in recovery though, holidays are commonly thought of as a time when addiction relapse happens more frequently. Is there any truth to this belief? Holiday Addiction Relapse Statistics When it comes to Holiday addiction relapse, what do the actual statistics say? A study performed by Mark Goldman and colleagues that was published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors sought to track young adult drinking for a full 52 weeks. They then plotted the data and showed that there was a marked increase in ..read more
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How Drug Addiction Affects Families
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by admin
4M ago
There is nothing harder than finding out that you have a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. It’s something that can create a lot of problems in a family. If you have a loved one with a substance use disorder in your family, you are probably aware that it can be harmful on so many levels. Often, it can undermine trusting relationships and compromise healthy communication. Sometimes, a sense of hopelessness can develop over time as a previously healthy relationship deteriorates and you watch your loved one succumb to the toxic patterns of addiction. The Effects of Substance Abuse You ..read more
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How Common is Drug Addiction Among Young Adults?
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by admin
4M ago
Among the positive health developments from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 is this: adolescent drug and alcohol use fell. Results from the latest Monitoring the Future survey from the University of Michigan show that reported substance abuse among U.S. eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders decreased significantly from 2020 to 2021 — and stayed well below pre-pandemic levels again in 2022. Positive and Negative Drug Use Trends It’s one of the hopeful highlights of an annual report from a long-standing group that tracks a variety of issues around narcotic use. Funded by the National Instit ..read more
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Drug Induced Psychosis: Symptoms, Types, and Treatment Options
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by Sonder
4M ago
In young adults, drug-induced psychosis, or substance-induced psychosis is not caused by drug abuse alone, mental health disorders also play a crucial role. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a drug-induced psychosis can occur as a result of having a substance use disorder which can exacerbate a pre-existing mental health disorder, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or even severe depression. Early intervention and proper treatment for individuals struggling with this condition can provide vital care and support leading to a successful recovery. In order to achieve thi ..read more
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Understanding the Link Between Mental Health and Addiction
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by Sonder
4M ago
According to the National Institute of Health, almost 50% of teens and young adults who are admitted to a psychiatric hospital meet the criteria for both mental health disorders and substance use disorders. In the behavioral health world, this is called a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis. When it comes to mental health and addiction, families wonder what should be treated first: the mental health diagnosis, or the substance use diagnosis. There are several pathways and approaches that can effectively relieve symptoms of both mental health disorders and substance use disorders. However ..read more
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