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Mental Wealth & Wellness

What are BAM (Brief Addiction Monitor) Assessments?

Substance abuse treatment depends largely on the client’s openness to therapy and honesty throughout treatment and aftercare. Although many people benefit from structured recovery programs, ultimately, drinking or using drugs is an individual decision. Treatment programs can be more successful when they incorporate an element of accountability and strategies for personal responsibility. A Brief Addiction …

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Keeping Morale High During a Global Mental Health Crisis

A global pandemic changes daily life. It limits connections with other people. It increases the amount of stress people face. It makes earning money, getting medical care, and alleviating mental health disorder symptoms more challenging. During a global mental health crisis, it’s critical to consistently work to keep morale high within your treatment center. That’s …

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Motivational Interviewing for SUD Treatment Clients

Motivational interviewing is based upon a decades-old, person-centered approach first introduced by Carl Rodgers – where it was identified that clients change when engaged with a counselor who warmly approaches with the appropriate empathy. Many components may affect the outcome of a client’s treatment. Still, ambivalence towards their substance use and behavioral change is a …

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Helping Your Clients Slow Down Their Thoughts & Stop Ruminating

It’s common for clients to have a difficult time slowing down their thoughts, especially for those struggling with a mental illness or substance use disorder. Often, this can be a distraction for treatment, and helping your clients overcome these thoughts may help their progress. In this article, we’ll discuss ways you can help your clients …

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How Dietary Changes May Help Patients Recover from Substance Use Disorders

Rehab facilities are becoming increasingly aware of how powerful nutrition can be in aiding recovery. When we think about addiction treatments, we typically consider detox, therapy, and group sessions. However, nutrition may also play a significant role in addiction treatment because malnutrition has been shown to increase reported cases of headaches, depression, and drowsiness. Essentially, …

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Building Mental Wealth

A trending topic lately has been mental health, and today we’ll explore building mental wealth. Traditionally our society has openly discussed happiness, sadness, and a range of emotions but mental illness and treatment have rarely been discussed. However, with the recent lifestyle changes we’ve all had to make, the discussion around anxiety and other conditions …

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