Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis

As a society, we are facing greater needs in mental health. Treating those with mental health and addictions requires specialized treatment. We wonder which came first the anxiety or the drugs prescribed to treat it. In training as a psychiatric nurse and chemical dependency counselor I discovered the limitations of “what we think we know”. [...]

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Specialized Addiction in Private, Luxury Center

One of the biggest complaints I hear when assessing new patients are their previously poor treatment at other upscale treatment centers. “I felt like I was being herded around all day with little if any individualized sessions”.  This concern is not that unusual. I have worked over 30 in several other facilities and this cookie [...]

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Addiction & Mental Patients are Chaos Junkies

When I complete assessment with new patients I am left with their laundry list of problems both real and exaggerated. Yes there is a theory that inflicted individuals have to “hit bottom” before they are willing to seek help, but also noted is that chaotic life choices are part of their mental makeup. So how [...]

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Medical Professionals Seek Addiction Treatment

Perhaps it is access to drugs and an  innate feeling of being above it all that creates a pathway to addiction for medical professionals. The stress of working in a problem based system plus the access to drugs opens the door to addiction. I went through my own recovery from drug addiction before I entered [...]

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Mental Health & Addictions; Breaking Habits

We always have choices but when we feel “stuck” it is difficult to choose the Higher road. After 9-11, a young boy asked his father about what to do with the anger that was expressed by all.  His father reminded him of a story from his Indian heritage. When two wolves approach and one is [...]

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Treating Mental Health, Sooner than Later

NIMH on the National Dialogue on Mental Health January 17, 2013 The statement by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on President Obama’s Sandy Hook Response Plan emphasized the importance of ensuring that people who experience mental illness, especially the young, receive effective treatment. Her emphasis on the young is apt: research has shown that most [...]

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Dual Diagnosis in Private, Confidential Recovery

What is Dual Diagnosis? At Newport Recovery, we have achieved great success at uncovering the underlying symptoms that are often masked beneath the need to self-medicate with substances that later may contribute to addiction. When we are hurting, with either physical or emotional pain, the body and mind seek equilibrium and immediate relief.  In some [...]

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Executives Love the Privacy at Newport Recovery

Newport Recovery offers the sanctuary and privacy necessary for addiction recovery Successful people look for a recovery center that offers privacy, luxury and individualized treatment.  They require a peaceful space to face their demons while at the same time opportunity to heal and move out of addictive behavior. We do not confiscate phones and computers. [...]

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Recovery in Peace at Newport Recovery

Newport Recovery Is The Place for Peaceful Recovery’ We had a delightful evening yesterday, our speaker presented the topic of Co-Creation.  He began by asking all of us to set an intention for this year.  Our patients and alumni mentioned that staying clean and sober was their top priority.  I was so impressed with how [...]

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Mental Health Symptoms can Lead to Addiction

Mental Health Symptoms can Lead to Addiction When individuals suffer from stress, anxiety, insomnia and compulsive thinking search for relief and  they often opt for immediate relief through drugs and alcohol. We find in our Treatment Center that many of our patients suffer from a “dual diagnosis”. Most Addiction Programs lack the Psychiatric component to [...]

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