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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…

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Why Do I Need Drug Addiction Treatment?

You’re struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. You might think that you have things under control, but your friends or family disagree. Maybe you’ve tried quitting before and relapsed shortly after leaving rehab. Here’s what you need to know about getting effective drug addiction treatment. Substance abuse whether it’s drugs or alcohol doesn’t just…

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Post-Traumatic Growth: Teaching Clients to Look for It

There is much said about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and the way that our traumas can significantly harm us. In a season with collective experienced trauma, could we also pay attention to how some of our trauma experiences can grow us? Traumas can, like a forge, temper us, make us stronger and more resilient in the…

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Grieving What Was and Embracing What Is

Grief is not always associated with death. It can be losing tradition, experiencing feelings of isolation and an inability to experience closure. Click on the graphic to learn more about grief and when it is time to consider finding help from a mental health professional. About Author: Lisa King, MS, NCC, LPC, is the Intensive…

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