individual gambling as he wonders What are process addictions

What Are Process Addictions?

What are process addictions? When people think of addiction, substance use tends to come to mind first. However, plenty of behaviors and interactions can trigger a reward response in the brain. That response is what leads to addiction. For that reason, finding a process addiction treatment center is often a must. What Are Process Addictions?…

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woman wonders how to manage her Mental Health and the Holidays

Mental Health and the Holidays

All of us would like to think that the holidays are an exclusively positive time, where we leave behind the stress and anxiety of our daily routines. At Palmetto Center, we know that as positive as time away from work or school, being around family, and eating and drinking can be, it can also add…

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It’s Time to Learn About Interpersonal Psychotherapy and its Benefits

It’s Time to Learn About Interpersonal Psychotherapy and its Benefits

It’s Time to Learn About Interpersonal Psychotherapy and its Benefits Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) was developed as one approach to treating depression. When people struggled with depression in the past, they usually were given antidepressants. It sounds like a simple fix, but people realized they also needed counseling. When combined with medication, psychotherapy did better than…

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What to Expect During Evaluation for Substance Abuse

What to Expect During Evaluation for Substance Abuse

What to Expect During Evaluation for Substance Abuse Substance abuse is a difficult thing for any family to deal with, especially if they have been in denial and not willing to seek help. There are generally four goals that need to take place before a person can be evaluated for fitness in rehab for addiction.…

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Why Do People with Bipolar Tend to Self-Medicate?

Why Do People with Bipolar Tend to Self-Medicate?

Why Do People with Bipolar Tend to Self-Medicate? Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that impacts a great number of people in the United States. Many of those people will medicate themselves because they do not have resources to have someone track it for them. Ultimately, they quit using them or overdose on them…

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Is there a Neurological Reason for Binge Drinking Behavior?

Binge Drinking Behavior

Is there a Neurological Reason for Binge Drinking Behavior? When it comes to drinking or doing drugs, people will remain in denial as long as possible. The neurological basis for binge drinking behavior has been documented because addiction starts in the brain where it rewires everything to think the body needs something it doesn’t. The…

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