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How Do I Get Help?

Getting help for a mental illness or substance use disorder can be difficult. You might not want to reach out for help due to stigma. This is a big barrier to care that many people come across. Villa Tranquil Recovery wants to help you receive the care you need. We can offer you one ofRead More

Simple Things That Make a Big Difference

Researchers are always learning more about the causes of mental illnesses and addictions and how to treat them in a safe and healthy way. Progress is always being made, which is why it’s important to keep up with new things that come out about mental illnesses and addictions. Continue reading to learn more about aRead More

Treatment Dropout

Sara Lappan, Ph.D., did a study titled, “Dropout rate of in-person psychosocial substance use disorder treatments: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Using data from substance use disorder treatments from 1965 to 2016, Lappan found that “approximately 30% of participants in psychosocial substance use disorder treatments do not finish the programs.” News reports have indicated thatRead More

Recovery Through Neuroimaging

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prescription opioids have become increasingly dangerous, leading to more than 300,000 deaths in the United States. Research needs to continue so that doctors can find new ways to treat addictions and save lives. “Forging Neuroimaging Targets for Recovery in Opioid Use Disorder” does just that. ThisRead More

“New Tools Needed in the Fight Against Substance Use Disorder”

“The infrastructure around treatment must be strengthened by equipping medical professionals with the tools to manage patients with substance use disorders,” said Lori Trahan and James L. Baker in an article for the Boston Globe. Trahan is a US Representative of Massachusetts and a member of the Bipartisan Freshman Working Group on Addiction. Baker servedRead More

Going Beyond AA

“The Alcoholics Anonymous model has worked for drinkers and drug addicts for decades. But there are other options too,” says Lisa Lombardi, author of “Beyond the 12 Steps” for TIME Magazine’s Special Edition: The Science of Addiction. In her article, Lombardi focuses on methods aside from Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other similar 12-Step programs.Read More

Treating Addiction as a Disease

Addictions are complicated, and roadblocks in recovery can feel insurmountable. Some people with addictions also struggle with food or behaviors like shopping or sex. These co-occurring issues can increase the complications of treating someone with a substance use disorder. Process addictions make it difficult to proceed in recovery because these very behaviors are necessary andRead More

Addiction by Doctor’s Prescription

In TIME Magazine’s Special Edition: The Science of Addiction, author of “Addiction By Doctor’s Prescription,” Jeffrey Kluger says that “well-intentioned pain policies plus powerful opioid meds led to the current epidemic of addiction and death. But there’s new hope.” Read on to find out more about the addiction to opioids that so many Americans face.Read More

When Pleasures Turn to Diseases

Everyone wants to feel pleasure, but some of us don’t know when to stop. This is the main idea of an article in TIME Magazine’s Special Edition: The Science of Addiction. In the article, “The Disease of the Pleasures,” Jeffrey Kluger explains that most of our brain function is simple. Our brains regulate our breath,Read More