Life can seem very difficult as we face day to day challenges. People are being diagnosed with mental health conditions more and more frequentlely, and are becoming more concerned with every aspect of their well being. Several people rely on medications, but there is a large group of them who are seeking alternative treatment options. Many people who suffer from mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and subtance use disorder may be resistant to wanting to take medications in order to alleviate the issues that they struggle with.
December is here and opportunities for urges and cravings seem to be everywhere. Several members of the Recovery Community have put their heads together to offer some suggestions to help you navigate this month’s challenges.
By: William White For more than 150 years, specialized support for addiction recovery in the United States has rested in two cultural institutions: peer-based recovery mutual aid organizations and professionally-directed addiction treatment. Recovery historians are noting something quite unique unfolding in recent decades: the emergence of new recovery support institutions that do not fit the categories of traditional mutual aid or addiction treatment.
Source: Washingtonpost.com By Christine Vestal July 22 NEW YORK — Five months into his job at a 24-hour walk-in behavioral health center here on Staten Island, Tarik Arafat has a new assignment: on call at a nearby hospital to counsel people who have just been revived from opioid overdoses.
Heroin-addicted cry out for treatment now, but help can be slow GETTING ADDICTION TREATMENT FAST REMAINS ELUSIVE DESPITE ITS NEED. ADDICTED PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE FRUSTRATED BY A LACK OF IMMEDIATE HELP.