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Entries by Janice Rahm

Mental Health Disorders and Treatment

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health disorders have been increasing at an alarming rate. But since social distance and quarantining measures were put in place, the circumstance has caused tremendous challenges for individuals, families, and communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults with depressive or anxiety disorder symptoms increased […]

Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a chronic and complex disease that requires long-term, intensive treatment. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 14.5 million Americans ages 12 and over were diagnosed with alcohol use disorder, and 8.3 million Americans were diagnosed with some form of substance use disorder (SUD) in 2019. Regardless of the severity […]

Is IOP Right for Me?

Substance use disorders (SUDs) cost the U.S. millions of dollars per year. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the harmful use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medicines cost the U.S. more than $420 billion per year, with more than $120 billion in healthcare costs. However, the consequences of SUDs are not […]

Intensive Outpatient Program – Substance Use Disorder

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a rehabilitation program that requires patients to visit a treatment center several times per week for a few hours per day to receive treatment. It’s an important continuum of care that combines the components of inpatient treatment with the flexibility for patients to return home at the end of […]

Intensive Outpatient Program – Mental Health Disorder

Millions of people in the U.S. and worldwide suffer from various mental health disorders, such as mood disorders and personality disorders. In addition, mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety have increased at alarming levels in recent years, especially since the emergence of Covid-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]

Intensive Outpatient Program – Alcohol Use Disorder

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are treatment programs designed to treat addictions, depression, eating disorders, and other dependencies that don’t require around-the-clock supervision or medical detoxification. An intensive outpatient program is usually the next level of care patients transition to after completing an inpatient care or partial hospitalization program. IOPs are an important aspect of the […]

Opioid Withdrawal

Opioid addiction is a chronic disease that can lead to serious health, social, and financial complications. Opioids are medications that work on the central nervous system to create pleasurable effects and pain relief. Some opioids are legally prescribed to treat serious and chronic pain. While others, such as methamphetamine, are illicit substances that are abused. […]

Drug Detoxification

Millions of adolescents and adults in the United States suffer from substance abuse and mental health problems, contributing significantly to the nation’s disease burden. The drug crisis in the United States is multifaceted. Although examining the face of addiction is important, the next phase is to determine whether individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) are […]

Drug Withdrawal

Drug use and misuse remain an issue in every nation, with an estimated 5.4 percent of the global population using drugs in 2018. The United States, in particular, has a long and interesting history with drugs, going so far as to wage a “War on Drugs.” But despite its tough drug policy and harsh regulations, […]

Methadone Clinic

The opioid epidemic remains a crisis in the U.S and around the world. The number of deaths and hospitalizations associated with opioids, including prescription painkillers, illicit drugs, and analogs, has reached epidemic levels. And as a result, drug overdose is currently the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. The number of deaths related […]

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