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How To Deal With Drunk Relatives Over The Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, so does the possibility of a problematic family scenario: an intoxicated relative spoiling the festivities. Many of us have been in this uncomfortable and stressful scenario. In this blog post, we’ll look at the challenges of dealing with alcohol-related concerns at family gatherings and provide some practical techniques for maintaining harmony, ensuring safety, and making these special events pleasurable for everyone. Handling intoxicated relatives at holiday parties requires poise and discretion. To proactively decrease excessive

Overdose Deaths On The Rise

An alarming surge in overdose deaths affects communities in every city and state. The crisis involves a variety of substances, with opioids, particularly synthetic opioids like fentanyl, as the most common contributor, and prescription painkillers, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and benzodiazepines also on the list. In this blog post, we will help you learn how to reduce the risk of someone you know dying from an overdose and how to find them help for treatment and recovery needs. The Center for

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Alcoholism

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for alcohol use disorders that helps you to learn to change thinking patterns. CBT teaches the skills and strategies you need in real time to become and stay sober. In this blog post, we’ll introduce some advantages of CBT treatment and explain what makes it helpful in setting realistic goals. CBT for alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment can be effective due to its inclusion of both cognitive and behavioral aspects. In a

Evidence-Based Therapies for Substance Abuse

Substance abuse can take a devastating toll on individuals’ lives, affecting their physical health, relationships, and overall well-being. Fortunately, there is a range of evidence-based therapies that have shown remarkable effectiveness in helping individuals overcome addiction. In this article, we’ll delve into these evidence-based therapies, their benefits, and how Origins Behavioral HealthCare integrates them into its programs to provide comprehensive support for those on the journey to recovery. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) One of the most widely recognized evidence-based therapies

Coping Skills for Long-Term Sobriety

Coping skills offer a framework for healthy social-emotional development that can be applied in many different kinds of situations throughout life. People who don’t learn them early in life and practice them may face increasingly difficult circumstances without the tools to make healthy choices. These skills can be especially important in addiction recovery. In this blog post, we’ll share ten coping skills you can learn to prevent relapse and protect sobriety long-term. Coping skills for sobriety are essential for navigating

What is THCa?

The availability of a form of cannabis known as THCa is on the rise across the United States, yet you may be unaware of its impact on your loved ones. Knowing how it’s acquired, its risk to consumers, and what dangers could come from consuming unregulated products will help you recognize emerging issues in someone you know. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to THCa and explain its connection to THC. THCa (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid

Complex Childhood PTSD

Several factors can lead to children with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) receiving delayed or restricted support early in life. These elements might differ based on the circumstances and setting. Still, some common causes include a lack of awareness, hidden symptoms, trauma secrecy and shame, and limited mental health services. In this blog post, we’ll explain the impact of Childhood Complex PTSD and how leaving it untreated can affect you. Several factors can contribute to the delayed or limited help

What is Xylazine?

A powerful sedative approved for use as a tranquilizer by Food and Drug Administration has been identified as a new threat in the sale of illegal drugs in America. It’s not one taken by itself, though. The drug called xylazine, referred to as “tranq”, is being added to fentanyl and the combination of the two has created the “deadliest drug threat” in the U.S. according to a DEA public safety alert. In this blog post, we’ll answer the question of

Importance of Mental Breaks

Some of the most demanding jobs allow for little or no time for mental breaks, yet the duties of these jobs require people to stay focused, motivated, and in good mental and physical health. High-stress environments and demanding schedules can impact work-life balance, stress management, overall productivity, and well-being. In this blog post, we’ll share the importance of incorporating regular mental breaks into your workday and why these breaks are essential for protecting your mental health. Neglecting mental health needs

Setting Boundaries in an Enmeshed Family

You’ve heard the term “dysfunctional family” but may not be as familiar with one particular type of dysfunction known as “enmeshment.” An enmeshed family is one in which boundaries rarely exist or don’t exist at all. The result can be detrimental to parents and children, as seen in behaviors that harm family relationships. Let’s look at how enmeshment shows up in families like yours and how to respond by setting healthy boundaries. You may have experienced enmeshment if you grew

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