woman receiving OCD treatment

What to Expect in Intensive OCD Treatment

Addiction and substance abuse disorders often go hand-in-hand with other co-occurring mental health issues, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Alternatively, children and teens with untreated OCD symptoms may later develop an addiction to alcohol or drugs as a harmful coping mechanism. For such patients, their addiction therapy program must include intensive OCD treatment for better…

a woman reaps the benefits of a partial hospitalization program

3 Benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program

Recovery from a substance abuse disorder doesn’t need to be a journey that you face alone. With a partial hospitalization program (PHP), you can get the best of both worlds: intensive medical care from expert professionals and the chance to recover at home, supported by family and friends. A partial hospitalization program is often less…

a woman learns how to increase serotonin

How to Increase Serotonin

Dopamine and serotonin are naturally occurring substances in your body that perform essential functions. Although they are very different chemicals, some people may use the terms “dopamine” and “serotonin” interchangeably. Some common drugs are designed to mimic the effects of dopamine or serotonin, and these drugs can be highly addictive. At Memphis Recovery Centers, our…

a woman struggles with mental health and addiction

Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction

Your mental health is an essential component of your overall health. Whether you or someone you love has struggled with mental health or addiction, it’s important to recognize that these two issues could be tied together. For some people, substance abuse impacts their mental health. For others, their mental health causes substance abuse as a…

a teen uses art therapy for addiction

How Effective Is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a form of holistic therapy that uses art, music, dance, or other creative methods to help individuals through recovery. Art and music therapy are often used in substance abuse treatment, dual-diagnosis, and trauma treatment programs. According to an article by Lydia Aletraris available through the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the…