As understanding of the effects of stress and psychological health continues to improve in the mental health field, many employers now offer various forms of counseling as one of their employee benefits. Alongside traditional health care (which often includes inpatient mental health care), these Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) can help workers deal with a wide … Continue reading What Is an Employee Assistance Program?
Setting and achieving goals along your path to recovery is incredibly important. Short term, medium range and long term goals should be carefully crafted, deliberately pursued, actively tracked and updated or changed as frequently as necessary. Addiction to drugs like Ativan is a terrible psychological disease that will often have you feeling hopeless, aimless and … Continue reading Setting and Achieving Goals in Your Recovery
Impatience is one of the most common products of addiction, because addiction reprograms the brain to expect immediate gratification and to have low tolerance for physical and emotional distress or discomfort. Ergo, addicts expect immediate change and want to see instant results from their efforts. They will regularly obsess over every possible reason to avoid … Continue reading How Does Treatment Get Me from Addiction to Recovery?
Addiction changes people in deep, fundamental ways. This destructive behavior involves more than a bad habit or a poor choice, because chemical dependence actually changes the neurological shape of the brain, which radically alters how it functions. Addicts find themselves engaging behaviors they never imagined they would consider—in fact, they may make choices that make … Continue reading 3 Ways Addiction Can Turn an Obedient College Student Rebellious
Medical and psychological experts understand more and more the catastrophic effects that trauma has on the brain. Technological and research advancements are opening up a new era of brain treatment and therapy, so millions of people who would otherwise have suffered a lifetime of devastating symptoms are experiencing deep healing and recovery from events that … Continue reading Overlooked Causes of Trauma
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996 as a way to ensure certain coverage and privacy rights related to the increasingly automated and digitized world of medical records and insurance coverage for American citizens. Although the minutia of the law can be overwhelming for … Continue reading How Does HIPAA Protect My Personal Health Information?