Here's An Overview Of Substance Abuse Group Therapy

Substance use disorder is an illness that impairs someone's ability to control drug or medicine use; by affecting their brain. Substance addiction occurs at different rates, and its risks vary depending on the drug used. Substance abuse therapy deals with the symptoms and provides appropriate coping mechanisms for people struggling with substance addiction. Group therapy entails treating two or more patients at the same time. A trained leader often conducts group therapy sessions in a therapeutic environment, i. [Read More]

Diagnosed With A Mental Illness? How A Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program Can Benefit You

If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness you will be offered a variety of treatment options. This will depend on the type of mental illness you have, however. One thing you should consider is a psychiatric rehabilitation program. Below is information on what this is as well as some benefits this can offer you. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program A psychiatric rehabilitation program (PRP) is treating a person's whole system to help them recover from mental illness. [Read More]

Working With A Gender Affirming Therapist

Transgender individuals and other members of the LGBTQ+ community often experience unwanted commentary on their identity that invalidates their sense of self and even forces them to question themselves instead of holding strong to their true selves. Today, patients can opt to work with a gender-affirming therapist who encourages self-exploration and self-love, even outside of the status quo. Learn more about working with a gender-affirming therapist. Previous Therapy Methods Up until 2013, the American Psychiatric Association recognized gender identity disorder as a valid diagnosis. [Read More]

OWI Classes: What You Need to Know

If you have ever been convicted of drunk driving or operating a vehicle while impaired, you could be required to take OWI (operating while impaired) classes as part of your punishment. If this is your first conviction, the judge may only require you to take classes in lieu of jail time. The goal is to avoid repeating the same behavior in the future, so these classes can be very beneficial. If you are given this opportunity, it is important to get the most out of it. [Read More]