Psychodrama for Teens Suffering From Addiction

With so many approaches to tackling the problem of addiction in teens and adults, finding the most appropriate modality can be challenging. Psychodrama for addiction might not sound like a serious approach to the issue, because there is a temptation to dismiss it as “play-acting.” However, for teens in particular, the methods employed in psychodrama…


Non-Narcotic Pain Medication in Development in Dallas

In 2015, an estimated 119 million Americans were prescribed some form of psychotherapeutic drug, such as an antidepressant, stimulant, painkiller or tranquilizer. Of this population, 16 million reported abusing prescription painkillers alone. Since 2000, the death rates attributed to opioid overdoses have quadrupled. It is imperative that research and development of non-narcotic pain medication progress…


Music Therapy for Teens Suffering From Addiction | The Right Step

Compared to recent generations, teenagers today are increasingly less likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes or abuse several kinds of drugs and medications. Still, teens all across the country continue to develop serious substance problems, up to and including addiction. For a number of reasons, substance treatment facilities must find ways to tailor their programs…


Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

In 2015, the misuse of prescription psychotherapeutic drugs was second only to marijuana as the most prevalent illicit drug use problem in the U.S. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), prescription psychotherapeutics include painkillers, tranquilizers, stimulants and sedatives. But what are the most abused prescription drugs?

Co-Occurring Disorders in the LGBTQ Community

Co-occurring disorders is a term used to describe cases of diagnosable substance problems that overlap with separate diagnosable mental illnesses. Researchers sometimes use the term “dual diagnosis” to describe these overlapping issues. Unfortunately, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community have significantly increased chances of experiencing co-occurring disorders. This is true,…