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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON INDIVIDUALS WITH A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

Argyle, Texas, May 7, 2020—Headlines scream continuously about COVID-19 – the number of cases, unemployment rates, vaccine progress, etc. Included in those headlines are stories focusing on the vulnerable populations affected by COVID-19. Among those in that population are people with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). These individuals and their families, friends, colleagues and neighbors…

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NAGATIVE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON MENTAL HEALTH

Argyle, Texas, May 18, 2020—Headlines continue to focus on COVID-19 and one topic being spotlighted more frequently is the negative impact the virus is having on mental health. The global pandemic and ensuing economic downturn have negatively affected many people’s mental health. A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) found that nearly half…

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75,000 Americans at Risk of Dying–Group Warns

Argyle, Texas, June 1, 2020—As many as 75,000 Americans could die because of drug or alcohol misuse and suicide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis conducted by the national public health group Well Being Trust. This staggering number could become a reality due to the growing unemployment crisis, economic downturns…

Medical Detox During COVID-19

Article by: Nicole Miller, Special Programs Coordinator Santé Center for Healing   Overcoming addiction doesn’t always start with going to residential treatment, it starts with detox. During the COVID-19 pandemic, most hospitals are being inundated with those dealing with and fearing they have COVID-19. An increase in COVID-19 doesn’t mean people will stop needing medical…

Going Out, Without

Alcohol has been used in times of celebration for over 9,000 years*! It is seen as a staple necessity for parties and holidays in today’s society. While some are able to participant in some friendly boozing on occasion, many are not able to control their consumption and begin to spiral down a dark path. For…

Alcohol Abuse and Eating Disorders

Patients who present for treatment of alcohol abuse often struggle with additional mental illnesses that affect their ability to participate in treatment, including Major Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Among the most difficult co-occuring illnesses to treat though is the combination of alcohol abuse and an eating disorder.  Research has shown…