Seeing Through the Smokescreen of Vaping

The trend of vaping came about in a huge smokescreen of flavors and lies. Telling us that it was healthier than smoking was a very low bar to begin with, but then it turns out that it really isn’t healthier at all. They made products with flavors that would appeal to children, even though it…

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Remembering Therapy

As you went through treatment, you also worked hard in your therapy. Within therapy, you were given tools and taught skills to cope with things, not only in your past, but now and beyond. You found what worked for you, you healed, and you stepped back out into the real world. No matter how long…

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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the recent coronavirus, or COVID-19, a pandemic. In efforts to “flatten the curve” of disease spread, providers of behavioral health services around the world adapted quickly by making the switch to entirely virtual, HIPAA-compliant environments. At Potomac Programs, a nationwide provider of behavioral healthcare for adolescents…

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We’ve gathered a list of useful resources for starting your telehealth journey. Learn more about the software, tips and news you’ll need to assist your clients. Telehealth Teleheath accreditation ZOOM best practices during COVID-19 Medicare expands access to telehealth HHS telemedicine guidance AMA quickguide to telehealth HealthIT.gov Insurance reimbursement information HIPAA and COVID-19 Mental Health…

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Social Anxiety

You hear them beginning your introduction and you know that in just moments you will have to walk up to the microphone, in front of all of those people, and open your mouth and force words to come out. You are sweating profusely. Your heart is pounding. Your legs are shaking. You think you might…

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After spending all of that effort in treatment, the last thing you want now is to relapse. But that is so much easier said than done. If you have used substances for any length of time, it can be very difficult to maintain sobriety. There are going to be times of stress, old friends who…

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Getting back into school after having mental health and/or substance use issues can be a difficult time. However, the best part about having completed your treatment is that you have new skills and habits to help you be even more successful. You have also learned to communicate better, which includes advocating for yourself and your…

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Treatment for mental health and substance use issues can be challenging, but you finished that, and you are growing stronger every day. Maybe you are even ready to tackle some new challenges, or to pick up some of the pieces where you left off before your treatment. One of the areas that can help you…

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Now that you have found your mental health through your hard work in treatment and beyond, you are going to want to guard your mental health like a dragon would guard its treasure. Because your mental health is so crucial to every aspect of your life, including your physical health, your relationships with others, your…

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Look around you. At any given time, someone within 30 feet of you is likely viewing some type of social media. You connect with it, you learn from it, and watch your idols through it. Social media has so many powerful forces for good, and some questionable influences, too. But what happens when you become…

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