meth and mental health

Meth and Mental Health Disorders

Meth, short for methamphetamine, is a central nervous system stimulant with a high risk of addiction. In addition to the extremely severe side effects and health concerns associated with meth abuse, it is not uncommon to uncover the existence of a co-occurring mental health issue. When there is an underlying mental health diagnosis, a person’s…

adderall abuse

Adderall Abuse and College Students

Adderall is a brand name for an amphetamine that doctors prescribe for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Annually, about 2.5 million Americans are prescribed Adderall or other stimulant drugs approved for ADHD, which are effective and safe when used as prescribed. Because Adderall is a powerful stimulant, many college students and other young people who…

psychotherapy and depression

Using Psychotherapy to Battle Depression

Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by deep sadness and feelings of hopelessness. It has numerous causes, and sometimes medications are a necessary step in treatment. However, psychotherapy and depression can go hand-in-hand as well. It is possible to see significant improvement in symptoms with the use of appropriate talk therapy. Our team at…

trauma-informed care

Benefits of Getting Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma therapy is critical for men and women battling a painful past. When the brain doesn’t deal with trauma but tucks it away, that trauma comes back throughout their lifetime. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often goes hand-in-hand with substance abuse. However, trauma-informed care for addiction can make a difference and can lead to lifelong recovery.…