TruHealing to Attend Lowcountry Mental Health Conference

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Tomorrow, TruHealing staff members will be attending the Lowcountry Mental Health Conference! This is an annual conference that began in 2012 with 180 people and has since expanded to over 1,600 attendees.   At the Lowcountry Mental Health Conference, prominent healthcare professionals give educational talks to help people working in the mental health field grow […]

A Conversation With Carl Erik Fisher About His Book the Urge: Our History of Addiction

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I spoke with Carl Erik Fisher over Zoom about his book The Urge: Our History of Addiction. Fisher is an addiction physician and bioethicist. He is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University’s Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry, and maintains a private psychiatry practice focused on addiction. Fisher’s writing has appeared in […]

The Importance of Trauma-Focused Care in Treatment

The Importance of Trauma Focused Care in Treatment

Many times, the person being treated for addiction is confused about the root causes of their disorder. Some surveys suggest that trauma could be responsible for most substance abuse. For this reason, trauma-focused care is now at the forefront of treatment programs and is of vital importance in any treatment plan for substance abuse or […]

Prevent Anxiety This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can set a person up for intense feelings and emotions, especially if they worry something could go wrong. Anxiety is common when it comes to big days like this. However, when the signs of anxiety are always present, that could mean a mental health disorder is occurring, creating a need for more advanced […]

How Can Holistic Therapy Help in Addiction Treatment?

Some people still consider holistic therapy an alternative approach to help clients recover from a substance use disorder. However, many addiction treatment professionals now recognize the benefits of a holistic therapy program. This is because it is now clear that holistic healing is effective for treating addiction, especially to substances such as opiates, benzos, and […]

What Is Anhedonia?

Anhedonia is defined as the inability to feel pleasure while partaking in pleasurable activities. Anhedonia is linked to several mental disorders and is considered one of the core features of depression. If you see signs that you or your loved one no longer feels pleasure, even while doing the activities, hobbies, and having the experiences […]

What is Pet-Assisted Therapy?

Pet-assisted therapy uses animals to help people cope with a range of problems, from heart disease to mental health disorders. It is a structured therapy that uses animals to help lower stress, improve health problems, calm people down, and many more benefits. The human-animal bond can be very therapeutic. A review[1] of 17 studies about […]

Do I Need a Trauma and Addiction Recovery Center?

Millions of Americans suffer from trauma without realizing it, primarily due to the varied nature of events that can trigger trauma. Since we all respond differently to stress in our lives, what causes one person’s trauma may not leave much of a mark on another person’s mental health. Learning about the signs of trauma can […]

What is Naltrexone?

Naltrexone is a medication used to treat both opioid and alcohol use disorder. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and can be used as a medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is the use of medications—often in combination with therapy—to treat addiction. Naltrexone works by binding to and blocking the opioid receptors in […]

How Can Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Treat Addiction?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT is a form of psychological treatment pioneered at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. Over the last few decades, CBT for addiction has been understood to be effective in helping people suffering from a substance use disorder start on the road to recovery. If you or someone you care about is […]