Recovery time for mental illness depends on social factors, genetics, concurrent disorders and the type of treatment a patient is undergoing. The Treatment of Adolescents with Depression Study, which was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, stresses that adolescents with major depression should have long-term treatment in order to fully recover.
You’ve given up one addiction and you’re feeling good, but as you work to eliminate the grip of one compulsion in your life, perhaps you find yourself gravitating toward something else. Maybe you gave up drugs, but now you’ve picked up smoking. Or you’re glued to the Internet for hours a day. Or you’re eating…Details
Young teenagers prenatally exposed to cocaine have increased chances of using any one of a number of substances by the time they reach age 15, according to the results of a study published in January 2014 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The authors also identified two additional risk factors that increase the likelihood…Details
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosis that is understood by the general public to be associated with exposure to large-scale situations, such as soldiers returning from deployment in combat zones.
Positive Renewal, an innovative substance abuse treatment program designed specifically for adults who have struggled with relapse, opens at The Right Step’s residential treatment center in the Texas Hill Country.
Introducing alcohol to kids aged 18 and younger can be dangerous. In addition, contrary to what some parents may believe, allowing young people to consume alcohol does not provide any supposed benefits. This is according to a recent study that cautions parents to keep alcohol away from their children as it can lead to struggles…Details
The Right Step Clear Lake, a new The Right Step outpatient treatment facility in Houston, Texas, will host an international gathering of addiction experts and authors at a three-day seminar on CRAFT, a highly successful reward system for changing behavior that has been featured on HBO’s award-winning series on addiction.
Depression is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans every year. Although it knows no boundaries with regards to race, gender, socio-economic status, or education, some groups are more likely to struggle with this particular mental health disorder than others. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is one of the groups that…Details
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme mood swings, from positive and active to depressed and lethargic. When bipolar disorder affects a teenage girl it can wreak some gender-specific problems.
According to an extensive 2008 study, teens ages 12 to 17 showed the highest percent of drug use with just over 60 percent surveyed saying they had a dependence issue with an illicit drug. The 18 to 25 age group reported a dependence rate of 37 percent while people 26 and older were dependent at…Details