The largest single sector of the mental health system in the USA is the self-help movement. 40% of visits are to self-help, 35% for formal mental health, 8% for general medicine, 17% for human service sector. In the 1997 report there was estimated to be 10,000,000 current members of self-help groups in the United States. …∞
Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder A recovery book about Substance Abuse and Borderline Personality Disorder. “What the hell was that?” raged Rachel Reiland when she read the diagnosis written in her medical chart. As the 29-year old accountant, wife, and mother of young children would soon discover, it was …∞
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This has been my experience with Benzodiazapines. I was prescribed the benzodiazepine drug Ativan by a psychiatrist for some depression I was having due to a physical attack I had at work. I was not seeking drugs, I just wanted someone to talk to. He suggested I should really try Ativan, they wouldn’t do anything …∞
Women in psychiatric care have a pronounced record of marks on their bodies that were inflicted during sexual relations. Researchers studied 30 women with alcoholic partners and noted body marks, duration of marks and if the marks were inflicted during love-making. These were then compared to women from the clinic with non-drinking sexual partners. Their …∞
Millions of Americans suffer from the psychological and physical disease of alcoholism. The resulting emotionally destructive impact on the children of alcoholic parents and the family unit is enormous. Alcoholic parents usually act out their addiction in one of two negative ways: violent and abusive behavior or emotional unavailability and neglect. People who grow up …∞
Guide to Stress Relief. Many people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, gambling and co-dependency have diminished or lost ability to cope with stress. Due to the anethetising effects of alcohol and drugs many people also do not recognise that they are under stress – they just feel uncomfortable, angry, or sad. Untreated stress can lead …∞
Narcissism in a Bottle: The Self Centerdness of Addiction | RecoveryView.com. Over the years I have listened to a sort of running monologue from clients who grew up with an addicted parent. It goes something like this: “I felt like it was all about them, like what was going on inside of me was sort …∞
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The Object of My Affection Is in My Reflection How to Manage the Narcissistic People in Your Life Does your boss constantly blame you for things you didn’t do? Do you isolate yourself from friends and family to avoid conflict at home? Do you feel anxious when you see a certain ‘friend’s’ name on your …∞
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This book is designed to help people with dual substance abuse and mental health problems.
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Dual Disorders – Third Edition A recovery book. Depression Bipolar Schizophrenia. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Millions of individuals diagnosed with psychiatric or emotional disorders must battle an equally menacing and powerful disease–chemical dependency (alcoholism, addiction, marijuana). First published in 1993, Dual Disorders is the leading text on the biological and psychological relationship between mental illness and …∞
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