man having anxiety during a pandemic

Coping With Anxiety During A Pandemic

When times are difficult, mental health issues like depression and anxiety are on the rise. That’s not good news, but it is understandable. Unfortunately, the extra level of anxiety during a pandemic often goes untreated and can lead to other problems and concerns. Mental health conditions are frequently related to drug and alcohol addiction. For…

therapist and patient motivational interviewing and addiction

How Motivational Interviewing Is Used To Begin Substance Abuse Treatment

Motivational interviewing is a treatment modality developed in the early 1990’s. Two clinical psychologists, Miller and Rollnick, were major contributors. It was intentionally designed to help people succeed in substance abuse treatment. As a result, motivational interviewing and addiction go hand in hand.  Taking control of your addiction takes personal motivation. You may have begun…

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Panic Attack Prevention For The Layperson

Lucida Treatment Center staffers understand that panic attacks are a common occurrence in any given population. Moreover, people with substance abuse and mental health issues are subjected to suffering panic attacks at a greater incidence. You don’t have to be a professional to understand panic attacks. And you don’t have to be a professional to understand…