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What is the Impact of Substance Use Disorder on Military Families and Spouses?

Veterans may go into combat zones and come back different than when they left. They suffer from mental health issues, combat injuries, TBIs, and more. To cope with these chronic, debilitating conditions, they sometimes turn to substances. Substance use disorder (SUD) is more common for veterans than civilians because of the impact trauma and combat have on their brains and… Read More

How Can Outpatient Rehab Support Police Officers with Substance Use Disorder?

Police officers deal with challenging scenarios at work on an almost daily basis. Depending on where they work, they may deal with fatal car accidents, shootings, domestic violence calls, distress calls, and death. Sometimes they deal with all these in a single shift, or within a week’s period of time, they may experience several deaths of those they encounter on… Read More

How Partners of Veterans with PTSD Can Offer Support in Rehab

Spouses and partners of veterans often don’t know who they will greet when they come home from service. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can take over their loved one’s personalities and abilities. It may feel like the person they married disappeared and is replaced with this entirely new person. Marriages can struggle, relationships may be on the brink of failure, and… Read More

What is Motivational Enhancement Therapy? 

Finding help for addiction takes time. When someone finds a treatment program, there are different ways to offer support. People who use substances and become addicted need different therapeutic support to heal. Everything they do revolves around addiction so they need space to deal with the challenges appropriately. Motivational enhancement therapy (MET) is one way they use to navigate healing… Read More

Why Peer Support Matters in Recovery

Social interaction and peer support is a key component of a healthy recovery. Even people who have lost loved ones through estrangement are distanced or not able to connect well with others who need love and support of fellowship. When a person is isolated in recovery, they may quit rehab early, relapse, or not feel like recovery matters and give… Read More

How Does Outpatient Care Support Someone with a Dual Diagnosis?

Finding the right treatment program for a loved one with addiction is a challenge. There are many things they might need: treatment for mental health issues, support for detox, medical and health issues, and a host of other factors. Treatment is not one-size-fits-all. In fact, people often need many different methods and modes of treatment on their journey to healing… Read More

Here Are a Few Reasons Why Family Counseling Helps a Loved One in Treatment

Family therapy helps people deal with issues they cannot otherwise deal with on their own. Within certain confines, they begin to see their role in the family and how it impacts everyone else. There are some reasons why family counseling can help a loved one in treatment for addiction. If they are willing to own up to their part… Read More