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What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program? Not every type of rehabilitation involves having to stay 24 hours at a treatment center. In fact, there is something called a partial hospitalization program that is right for some people’s treatment needs. When it comes to learning about a partial hospitalization program, there are a few things to…

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Partial Hospitalization Coverage

A step below inpatient treatment, a partial hospitalization program concentrates on helping patients live a sober and mentally healthy lifestyle while being able to spend time at home. If you are interested in a partial hospitalization program and not sure of how it is covered, here are a few things you should know. We cover…

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Narcan Availability — Be Prepared When an Overdose Strikes

The United States is currently facing an opioid epidemic. In 2018, approximately 10.3 million Americans aged 12 and older misused opioids, 9.9 of which abused prescription pain relievers. Opioids include everything from morphine to hydrocodone, heroin to fentanyl. In 2017, of the more than 70,200 overdose deaths in the United States, 47,600 involved opioids. In fact, more than…

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How do I Know if Someone is Abusing Roxies?

What Are Roxies? Roxicodone (oxycodone), also called “Roxy” or “blue”, is an opioid-based pain medication that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is often used after surgeries or traumatic injuries that will cause pain that Tylenol or anti-inflammatory drugs will not be strong enough to treat. How They Work Oxycodone, the active…

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June is PTSD Awareness Month

What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that can occur after someone has experienced a traumatic event. While the events that cause PTSD can vary and are based on the individual, common events can include being involved in, or exposed to, war-related violence or being a victim that survives a traumatic event such…

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Understanding the Stigma Around Mental Health

Why is there a Stigma Attached to Mental Health and Mental Illness If you or a loved one have a mental health disorder, then you know that mental illnesses have a stigma attached to them, unlike any other disease. Someone who has diabetes, for example, will typically experience sympathy from those they tell about their disease, and those…

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6 Self-Improvement Strategies for Mental Health

The term mental illness encompasses many different disorders. As listed in DSM-5, there are nearly 300 different mental health conditions, which again, can vary from individual-to-individual. Your mental health may be influenced by a wide range of variables, including key life events and your genetics — which is why each person’s experience and journey towards positive…

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Why It Is Important to Take a Mental Health Day

If someone has a fever or bad cough, they do not think twice about calling in sick to work — so why should you treat your mental health any differently? Mental illness is what’s referred to as an invisible illness because the majority of mental illness symptoms can’t be seen. The same is true for…

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