Category Archives: Mental Health

Dual diagnosis allows for drug rehabs to treat both mental illness and addiction simultaneously. Learn more about dual diagnosis treatment by exploring our blog.

  • Is Alcoholism a Disease?
    July 15, 2019
    Is Alcoholism a Disease and can it be a Genetic Predisposition? Language is, of course, one of the most important ways that humans communicate. The words we use are meaningful, especially so when it comes to serious issues like addiction. Over time, language shifts to fit our needs and...
  • Movies about Addiction
    July 10, 2019
    Movies about Addiction and Alcoholism Some good news is that alcohol consumption is down in the United States, a trend for the past few years.* However, while it is going down, there are still many people who struggle with abuse and addiction. Because alcohol is a widely accepted substance,...
  • Addiction in the LGBTQ Community
    June 25, 2019
    Why addressing specific communities is important Addiction is complex not only because of substances and how they affect bodies, but also because of the people dealing with it. When treating someone, it is important to take into consideration that person as a whole. This includes, but is not limited...
  • Addiction and Isolation
    June 15, 2019
    A Cycle of Addiction and Isolation Addiction steals from people. It steals time and destroys relationships and communities. Often, people suffering from addiction end up increasingly isolated. This could be due to their own guilt and shame, and they then cut themselves off from those around them. With the...
  • Movies about Addiction
    May 31, 2019
    Substance Abuse in Media Movies have significant cultural impact and movies about addiction are important. Substances have been portrayed in a variety of ways, ranging from casual use, to abuse and addiction. Many films, including The Hangover, are centered around wild nights fueled by alcohol. In The Wolf of...
  • Nutrition in Recovery
    May 15, 2019
    Nutrients found in food are essential to life. They provide calories and energy that is needed so we can go throughout our days. It is possible though to consume food without much nutrition and feel like you’re able to go about your day with no problems. The connection between...
  • Initial Intake
    May 3, 2019
    At Reflections Recovery Center, each patient will go through a psychiatric evaluation. This applies to anyone, no matter what state they believe their mental health to be in. A psychiatric evaluation can be essential for many people in recovery. An initial assessment will allow our team to understand if...
  • Trauma and Recovery
    April 8, 2019
    Trauma is often a significant part of life for many people dealing with addiction. This may have occurred before and separate from their addiction, but also may occur during addiction. When trauma precedes addiction, people often begin to abuse substances to numb pain and cope with difficult memories. Treatment...
  • Dual Diagnosis & Co-occurring Disorders with Residential Treatment
    April 2, 2019
    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) defines Dual Diagnosis as, “…when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance use disorder simultaneously. Either disorder-substance use or mental illness-can develop first.”* Dual Diagnosis Residential Treatment Centers may not be the easiest to find, but they are incredibly important. Clients...
  • Skill-Building Activities for Mental Health and Addiction
    March 13, 2019
    “Recovery is non-linear, characterized by continual growth and improved functioning that may involve setbacks.” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Steps to Recovery Recovery takes time, a community, and will involve many different steps for each person. In recovery, a setback may be inevitable. However, a setback is...