After the elementary school shootings in Newtown, President Obama speaks to the nation with tears in his eyes. It was a remarkable sign of deep sympathy and empathy for precious lives shattered. A professional rookie football player, Michael Sam, one of the first to come out as gay, tearfully announces his retirement because of the.. read more →

It’s a time like no other. More people are more connected than ever, yet they feel more isolated and more dependent on others’ perceptions of who they are. While the opioid crisis is getting all the attention, and rightly so, there is another growing threat to more people of all ages. It’s social media. It’s.. read more →

Lately, evidence-based therapy is trending. And, while we’ve all probably heard of evidence-based therapy for co-occurring treatment of addiction and mental health disorders, what exactly is it? What is Evidence-Based Therapy? Evidence-based therapy, or evidence-based practices (EBP), are treatments that have been either academically or scientifically studied, and which studies have both shown efficacy in.. read more →

Mental health disorders can come in a variety of forms, as can substance use disorders. When they occur together in the same person, medical professionals use the term “co-occurring”, “co-morbid”, or “dual diagnosis”. Many people have co-occurring disorders—in fact, some statistics say that as many as 1 in 5 American adults dealt with a mental.. read more →

It is a common fact that addiction and depression go hand in hand. SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) statistics say that about 8.9 million adults have what’s called a “co-occurring disorder,” which means they have both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Unfortunately, a co-occurring disorder is one.. read more →