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Anger Management For Substance Abuse And Mental Health Clients
Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more
If you were to go to recreational therapy for substance abuse and mental health, what types of activities would you engage in?
Well...: One theory is that addicts have forgotten how to enjoy life without drugs and have to be taught how to engage in enjoyable pro social activities. Often recreational therapy is adjunctive to more mainstream therapy. Possible activities are almost limitless. ...Read more
Expert opinion please: could substance abuse throughout someone's lifetime effect the health of their children?
Most likely yes: Children are very tuned in to such issues. This would be one factor which will ultimately impact the mental & physical well being of children. Seeing a parent suffer with substance abuse can make a child empathic towards others and avoid substance abuse themselves. Other times it will be a patten and life style that will be copied with disastrous results. It is never too late to get help. ...Read more
ASk him: Does he want help? If he does not sadly there is not a lot you can force on him as he is an adult. If he is open to help make an appointment with your physician and/or a psychiatrist. You may also find that acupuncture and chinese medicine help by helping the body balance...Again only if he goes and is compliant. He may also benefit form medication. I am also a big fan of prayer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both: Mental illness and substance abuse (sa) can be co- occurring disorders. Sa by itself can be seen as a mental illness. Some conditions like depression and anxiety can be causative factors or can be as a result of the substance being used. However the chemical dependency is usually treated first. Then it is easier to know if its a cause or an effect. Getting clean is the path as u treat the others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a mental and substance abuse doctor perscribe Xanax (alprazolam) for axiety and panic attacks?
Is it normal to have more then one mental illness? Ex bipolar 1 mixed , .Ptsd, anorexia, .Substance abuse disorder,
Older people: Substance abuse is found in older people, but many hide it. Alcohol abuse can be a big one, perhaps discovered when the partner who has been "covering" for the active drinker becomes ill or dies. Prescription drug abuse can be a problem also. I imagine as more "baby boomers" grow into "older people, " there will be additional commonly abused substances coming to light. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Substance abuse refers to a dependence on a harmful or addictive substance, most often drugs or alcohol. The substance is often used to suppress difficult feelings and results in impaired intimate and work relationships. Substance abuse is diagnosed by observing the pattern of use, looking for tolerance, and withdrawal upon halting the use of the substance. Recovery begins with the substance abuser admitting being out of control and ...Read more
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