what to look for in addiction therapy in florida

What to Look for in Addiction Therapy

Addiction therapy refers to the set of therapeutic interventions that addiction treatment centers use during inpatient and outpatient rehab. Addiction therapy can occur in both group and individual settings with the ultimate goal of supporting patients in achieving sobriety. Many kinds of addiction therapy exist as the range of addictions and their effect on individuals…

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What Causes OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a common anxiety disorder. Its onset generally occurs in late childhood or early adolescence and is marked by persistently disruptive thoughts or repetitive actions. These are grouped into obsessions, thoughts and compulsions, the actions. People’s awareness of their obsessions and compulsions varies. However, what remains consistent across people with OCD…

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3 Benefits of Dual-Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis treatment is a program that seeks to address an addiction alongside an underlying mental health disorder. The historical norm has been to treat mental health and addiction separately. This is called sequential treatment. Unfortunately, the sequential method often results in higher rates of relapse. Due to the prevalence of co-occurring mental health disorders…

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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental illness has an impact on every part of a person’s life and the lives of those they love. Each year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness takes the time to host Mental Health Awareness Month to help educate communities on mental health and mental illnesses. This period helps reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and…

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How Bipolar Disorder Leads to Addiction

Bipolar disorder is a severe mental health condition that often leads to substance abuse. The truth is that there are a number of ways that bipolar disorder can lead to addiction. The result of this is that individuals often seek services of a program with highly-trained and qualified professionals, such as South Tampa Psychiatry. To…

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What Disorders Can Co-Occur?

Co-occurring disorders are potentially confusing for some clients or their family members when they do not fully understand the nature of co-occurring disorders. Determining whether you or your loved one has conditions that can co-occur first requires an assessment. Mental health services, such as those offered through the South Tampa Psychiatry program, is often the first step…

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How to Notice Co-Occurring Disorders

Many people with drug or alcohol addiction also have mental health disorders. These conditions may include depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. When both conditions are present, a person must receive therapy for both mental health and addiction at the same time. This means treating co-occurring disorders with comprehensive care. That’s something our team at…