8 Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Awareness Month

8 Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Awareness Month

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 09/16/20
Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Awareness Month

Pain Awareness Month, held annually in September, is a way to educate people and offer resources to those who live with the agonizing burden of chronic pain. It is also a good time to find alternatives to opioids for treating and dealing with pain. There is nothing more emotionally and physically crippling than pain. Even…

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National Recovery Month in September to Celebrate Recovery

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 09/09/20
National Recovery Month in September

September is National Recovery Month. It’s important to place the spotlight on those who have struggled with addiction and continue to flourish in recovery from this disease. National Recovery Month is a nationwide observance and public awareness campaign to educate Americans about substance abuse and mental health treatment that happens every September, since 1989. The…

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International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 08/26/20
International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

For almost two decades now, International Overdose Awareness Day, observed each year on August 31, has raised awareness about drug overdoses, helped to reduce the stigma of drug-related fatalities and given a voice to the family members and friends who tragically lost a cherished loved one. The Theme for International Overdose Awareness Day #70,000 people…

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Drug and Alcohol Rehabs Near Me – Advantages and Disadvantages

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 08/19/20
Drug and Alcohol Rehabs Near Me

Many people turn to the internet to search for things like “drug rehabs near me” to get an idea of their addiction treatment options. Some people seek treatment nearby, while others prefer to put some distance between themselves and their environment at a facility farther away from home. Making the decision to seek treatment for…

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What Are the 5 Stages of Addiction for Drugs and Alcohol?

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 08/05/20
Stages of Addiction

Understanding the 5 stages of addiction for drugs or alcohol can be helpful for avoiding a substance use disorder that can cause many other health complications. Addiction is a complex, progressive disease of the brain. It is NSDH) estimates that around 20 million struggle with substance use disorders in the United States, and that number…

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Sentencing Alternatives: Treatment vs Incarceration for Drug Offenders

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 07/22/20
Sentencing Alternatives - Addiction Treatment vs Incarceration for Drug Offenders

Over the last nearly 50 years, an overwhelming amount of evidence has shown that the United States’ “war on drugs” has been an abject failure when compared to sentencing alternatives. Incarceration rates for drug offenses remain constant as law enforcement, much like the fabled Dutch Boy plugging leaks in the dam with his finger, finds…

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What’s the Difference Between a PHP Program & IOP Treatment?

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 06/24/20
PHP Program vs IOP Treatment

What helps one person achieve recovery may not work for another’s individual challenges. Two distinct and effective ways of treating those seeking help with substance abuse, depression and other mental health issues, outside of residential inpatient treatment, are outpatient recovery programs referred to as a PHP Program and an IOP Treatment Program. As with other

The Ways Sober Living in Woodland Hills Helps you Start Living

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 03/20/20
sober living in Woodland Hills

After detox, we don’t just send you back into the world. That can be too difficult a transition for many. You just got clean and sober after all of those toxins were (literally) taken out of your life. Then it becomes time to replace them with something. That’s what we can do here at Iris…

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What a Holistic Drug Rehab Center can Offer

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 02/29/20
Holistic Drug Rehab

One of the questions we’re often asked is, “what does a holistic drug rehab center actually do”?  People sometimes hear the word “holistic” and associate that with a negative connotation, as too many have abused the word in the past. Here at Iris Healing, it just means that we offer a multidisciplinary approach in which…

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