Mental Illness

Where and When Recovery Begins

By Michael Weiner, Ph.D., MCAP

My goal is to write a series of articles on important topics. Last week it started with making the decision to begin recovery. What happens next?

After working through your fears and anxieties you decided to go to residential treatment for addiction. […]

Physical and Mental Health Conditions Associated with Opioid Addiction

By now, we’ve all heard that there is a serious opioid addiction crisis in America. But what if the crisis is in your own home? The thing about painkiller addiction is that it can happen to anyone, and it may begin innocently enough with a […]

IS INVOLUNTARY TREATMENT THE NEXT TOOL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC?

Civil commitment, or involuntary commitment, allows health professionals, members of law enforcement and relatives to petition a court for the treatment of a person who has mental illness and is seen as a danger to themselves or others. 37 states and Washington, D.C. have civil […]

OVERCOMING THE OPIOID USE CYCLE: CHRONIC PAIN, MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY

You’ve no doubt heard about the ongoing opioid epidemic that is happening in our world right now. It’s hard to avoid as this drug crisis is covered regularly in newspapers and magazines, on news programs and addressed by lawmakers. But what do you really know […]

WHO RECOGNIZES GAMING ADDICTION AS MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION

The World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this month classified gaming addiction as a mental health condition. The organization’s beta draft of the eleventh International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) characterizes gaming addiction “by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior.”

Symptoms of gaming […]

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