How to Recognize Kratom Addiction

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Kratom, officially called Mitragyna Speciosa, is a Southeast Asian tree-like evergreen commonly used for its stimulant and narcotic effects. Although it has been traditionally used in the region for centuries to treat common ailments and exhaustion, many reputable sources have indicated that kratom poses serious risks of addiction—even at low doses. With so many controversies […]

Opiate Addiction Treatment: When Oxycodone Usage Spirals Out of Control

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Many people take oxycodone for a variety of reasons, and despite its effectiveness as a pain reliever, repeated use can lead to dependency or worse. Signs of abuse often begin innocently enough, with an individual taking the medication more frequently than necessary for their initial ailment. Addiction may start when the patient develops tolerance to […]

The Benefits of Mindfulness for Mental Health

Do you ever feel overwhelmed and anxious, like your thoughts are spiraling out of control? You’re not alone – many people experience moments of mental distress throughout their lives. Fortunately, mindfulness is a simple and beneficial practice that can help relieve stress and anxiety, provide clarity and perspective, strengthen focus, increase resilience in the face […]

Navigating Parenthood During Your Child’s Adolescent Program

Raising a child can be a difficult experience, and the challenges become greater when your child enters adolescence. During this tumultuous stage of life, parents may often find themselves struggling to help their children handle varying emotions, make decisions on their own, or manage other obstacles they face. If you have recently placed your teen […]

Trauma Therapy: How Trauma Affects the Brain

Growing up in today’s world can be tough, and unfortunately, many people have experienced traumatic events that stay with them long after they’ve left them behind. Trauma is an incredibly powerful force, affecting not only a person’s mental well-being but also their physical health. Trauma can have a devastating effect on individuals, influencing how they […]

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

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Have you or someone you love been struggling with mental health issues and addiction? Whether your loved one is a current patient at an inpatient facility, looking for alternative treatment plans, or seeking reinforcements to earlier treatment methods, a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) may be a step toward progress. The benefits of PHP can provide […]

Is My Teen Using Drugs?

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Parenting a teenager can be an emotionally draining and difficult experience, and parents often worry about their children’s health – both physical and mental. Among these worries is substance abuse, with teens’ increasing reliance on drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with the stressors of daily life. With this in mind, it is […]

Drug and Alcohol Rehab: Does Your Loved One Need Help?

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Having a loved one struggle with drug or alcohol addiction can be an incredibly stressful and difficult time for the entire family. It’s hard to know what to do when your loved one is spiraling out of control, and the thought of going through rehab can sometimes make things even more complicated. But there is […]

Designing an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) That Works

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As a step down from our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Iris Wellness Group offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that provides more flexibility for individuals who are ready for lower levels of care as they transition back into their home environment. Our program is tailored to each individual’s needs and strengths, creating a comprehensive therapy […]

Top 10 Myths About Mental Health Treatment

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Mental health treatment is essential for many people around the world, yet despite its importance, there are still a great number of myths surrounding it. These misconceptions can lead to misinformation about mental illness, potentially preventing individuals from seeking the help they need and deserve. Take a look at the 10 most common myths about […]