Rehab challenges faced by criminal offenders and treatment counsellors

Rehab challenges faced by criminal offenders and treatment counsellors

Substance abuse treatment for those in the criminal justice system is slightly different from the one used for the general population. People in criminal justice face a host of challenges during their stay at a rehab facility. They may have a history of psychosocial problems, like interpersonal conflicts with family members, difficulty in sustaining long-term relationships, trouble in gaining and retaining a job, lack of educational and vocational skills, anger and stress management, and emotional and psychological disorders, which may complicate their rehab experience. Further, these issues might pave the way for the development of other mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, converting the treatment process to that used in dual diagnosis treatment centers. Read more

Important steps employed during management of co-occurring disorders

Important steps employed during management of co-occurring disorders

When an individual struggle with a substance use disorder (SUD) and a mental illness simultaneously, it is called dual diagnosis. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in any given year, at least 7-9 million people grapple with a co-occurring disorder. Moreover, 50 percent of the population suffering from an alcohol and drug addiction are also inflicted with a mental illness, such as trauma, depression, personality disorders, anxiety and depression. Read more

More than 50% Americans living with chronic health problem: Study

More than 50% Americans living with chronic health problem: Study

With the rising number of chronic illness cases across the United States, a simultaneous increase in substance abuse issues and mental disorders have also been reported. As per a recent study, published in the journal Psychology, Health & Medicine in November 2016, more than 50 percent Americans suffers from at least one chronic health condition, substance abuse or a mental illness. Read more

Memorial walk for heroin addiction victim spreads awareness about heroin scourge

Memorial walk for heroin addiction victim spreads awareness about heroin scourge

To raise awareness about the twin problems of drug abuse and bipolar disorder, the family of late Emily Ann Dwyer (24) organized a memorial walk in Davenport’s Centennial Park on October 16, 2016. Born on July 29, 1991, to Diane and Patrick Dwyer, Emily of Davenport in Iowa died of a heroin overdose in April 2016. She was also diagnosed with anxiety and bipolar disorder. Read more

Boxing license of Tyson Fury suspended following doping violation

Boxing license of Tyson Fury suspended following doping violation

The pressure of performing and excelling can lead to many problems in sportspersons. At times, the high expectations from various quarters can push sportspersons towards substance use or mental illnesses. Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (28) is another example of a sportsperson resorting to substance use to treat his mental condition. Read more