Rising Phoenix Wellness Services believes in making an impact in the mental health and substance use industry.
We believe this requires us to not only treat our clients, but also to partner with and support the local community and state with resource navigation. Our goal is to help form a strong and resilient community where individuals and families can have their needs met and recognized. Research shows us that building strong and collaborative professional relationships is a cornerstone for maintaining an informed and educated community.
The article explores the concept of dual diagnosis, which refers to the co-occurrence of substance abuse disorders and mental health issues. It highlights the interconnectedness of these disorders, as they often feed off each other in a downward spiral. Common mental health disorders that co-occur with substance abuse include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and PTSD. The article emphasizes the need for specialized treatment programs that address both conditions simultaneously. It provides tips for navigating the challenges of dual diagnosis, such as seeking help, finding a specialized treatment program, using evidence-based treatments, developing a support system, practicing self-care, managing stress, avoiding triggers, and staying committed to treatment. Rising Phoenix is presented as a resource that offers understanding, support, and specialized care for individuals facing dual diagnosis.
Living with Avoidant Personality Disorder (AVPD) can be challenging due to social inhibition, fear of rejection, and avoidance behaviors. However, recovery is possible by implementing therapeutic approaches, self-care strategies, and engaging in social skills training. This blog post provides a comprehensive understanding of AVPD, its symptoms, and practical steps to manage the disorder and improve social engagement. Seek professional help, challenge negative thoughts, start small, and celebrate progress on your journey to overcome AVPD.
Bipolar disorder has profound impacts on brain structure, function, and neurochemistry, altering areas like the prefrontal cortex, amygdala, hippocampus, and affecting neurotransmitter balances. Understanding these changes is vital for developing effective treatments. This blog post delves into the science behind these alterations, their effects on daily life, and how they contribute to the emotional rollercoaster that characterizes this complex condition.