Substance Abuse & Mental Health Blog

How Do I Help Someone With Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder can be very isolating for individuals because of harmful misconceptions and the stigma surrounding it. It can also be painful for individuals to watch a friend or family member experience a manic [...]

2022-10-24T12:06:30-04:00October 11th, 2022|

Gender Differences in Substance Abuse

Until around the 1990s, research into addiction mainly centered on men. As such, our understanding of addiction in gender differences addiction treatment has been limited until recently. Gender differences in substance abuse and addiction are [...]

2022-12-22T11:44:32-05:00September 23rd, 2022|

Addiction and Personality Disorders

If you live near Austin, Texas, and you’re worried that you might have a substance use disorder and have been diagnosed with (or think you may have) a personality disorder, you’ve come to the [...]

2022-10-25T13:31:37-04:00September 9th, 2022|

Signs That You Should Go to Therapy

A while back we wrote a blog on “6 Signs It’s Time to Seek Mental Health Therapy.” We received feedback asking about other signs, so here is part-two of the signs to seek therapy… [...]

2022-10-25T13:30:59-04:00August 22nd, 2022|

How Addiction Affects your Mental Health

Mental health is unique to each individual and must be treated as such. No two people are exactly alike, so no single approach will work for everyone struggling with addiction and mental health issues.  [...]

2022-10-25T13:38:25-04:00August 10th, 2022|

Intensive Outpatient Programs for Mental Health

Intensive outpatient treatment is one type of structured outpatient program. Those enrolled in an intensive outpatient program have the best of both worlds: a structured treatment plan in a clinical setting and the independence [...]

2022-07-28T19:52:10-04:00July 28th, 2022|

Explaining the 3 Clusters of Personality Disorders

Within the domain of personality disorders, symptoms and similar disorder characteristics are grouped into three distinct clusters, with each cluster tied together by an overarching theme. People with these disorders experience the symptoms no [...]

2022-07-22T10:41:21-04:00July 21st, 2022|

Signs of Bipolar Disorder

It's normal to have good days and bad days. Some people, however, struggle with extreme mood swings that don't have a clear trigger. One minute they're feeling hyperactive; the next they plunge into severe depression [...]

2022-09-14T11:13:11-04:00July 11th, 2022|

How To Talk About Your Mental Health

Although mental health is just as important as physical health, many people shy away from conversations about their emotions. As a result, there's a certain stigma around mental health that can discourage people with [...]

2022-07-22T11:01:19-04:00July 3rd, 2022|
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