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Recreational Therapy

26
Dec

Recreational Therapy

At The Blackberry Center, we rely on evidence-based addiction recovery treatments at our health care facilities. And while they may not be traditional, we include recreational therapy treatments to help our patients achieve long-term recovery. There can sometimes be confusion as to what recreational therapy really means. While it is not simply a structured “goof...
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18
Dec

Discharge Planning

Recovery is not a one-step process. It takes time, and for most people, it simply takes more treatment and effort than what can fit into one program. That’s why each patient at The Blackberry Center receives discharge planning services. Let’s discuss what discharge planning is, and why it makes such a crucial difference for our...
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16
Dec

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is caused by frightening or dangerous events. After the event, the sufferer usually experiences many uncomfortable symptoms, and may act uncharacteristically. Some of the most common causes of PTSD include: The death of a loved one Military combat A car accident Losing a baby Serious...
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06
Dec

Panic Attacks

Your first panic attack is usually a frightening experience. You may suddenly feel the symptoms of a heart attack — chest pains, labored breathing, and your fight or flight response may activate. After your panic attack has subsided, you may not even be sure what happened. This could leave you unprepared for your next panic...
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05
Aug

Treating Mental Health and Co-occurring Disorders

Mental health and co-occurring disorders are surprisingly common, with around 7.9 million people in the United States suffering from them. Although they occur in a large population of people, treating co-occurring diagnoses correctly can be challenging. As a result, finding a treatment center that deals specifically with mental health and co-occurring disorders is especially important...
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01
Aug

Important Things To Know About Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is surprisingly common in the United States. In 2013, the National Institute of Health estimated that nearly 25 million Americans had used an illicit drug in the previous month. In addition, according to 2017 stats, about 19.7 million of those developed a substance use disorder. Far from what many people believe, drug addiction...
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30
Jul

Drug Detox Withdrawal: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

This article was reviewed for medical accuracy by Dr. Takeesha Roland-Jenkins. Managing the symptoms of withdrawal is an important aspect of recovery, and although it may seem counterintuitive, decreasing your use of drugs or alcohol too quickly or quitting cold turkey can cause unintended consequences, including drug detox withdrawal symptoms and even death [1]. For...
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19
Jul

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?

Nowadays, more and more people are choosing to participate in partial hospitalization programs (PHP) to overcome addiction in lieu of full-time residential treatment. These programs, designed to treat substance abuse and mental illness, use evidence-based methods to improve your overall health and wellbeing. After you have completed detoxification in a treatment facility, PHP programs are...
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18
Jul

What is a Residential Rehab?

Addiction treatment begins as soon as you admit that you have a problem. However, with so many treatment facilities available, it can be extremely overwhelming to know which choice is best for you. Your first step should be to meet with a substance abuse counselor. They can help you better understand your addiction and how...
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