Transitioning to an Online Counselor: What You Need to Know and How to Do It Well
Teletherapy has become an important part of mental health care for many Americans. Learn how to make the transition to an online counseling role.
Is COVID-19 Fueling the Next Opioid Epidemic?
Prior to COVID-19, progress had been made in the fight against the Opioid Epidemic. But have stay-at-home measures, unemployment and restricted access to health care created by the pandemic turned…
The COVID-19 outbreak is worsening another pandemic: addiction. Learn why frontline workers like doctors and nurses are struggling with the ongoing situation.
Mental health disorders may play a large role in COVID-19 deaths. Learn what this could mean for Americans struggling with stress and other pandemic-related effects.
Democrats & Republicans are Handling ‘Election Stress’ Differently
With the election season reaching its peak, we surveyed people to see how the events of 2020 are impacting their mental health and substance use. The results were striking when…
Types of Mental Health Professionals
Mental health providers understand the challenges of getting started with therapy. A closer look at each type of professional can make finding help easier.
Do you know the difference between an LCSW and MSW? Learn about the differences between these two medical professionals and how each can help you on the road to recovery.
Addiction Treatment Professionals
There are many types of addiction treatment professionals, with a variety of credential. Use this quick reference to learn what each addiction professional does and how they're trained.
Advanced Recovery Systems Introduces “Mind Your Meds” with Miss America
Advanced Recovery Systems and The Miss America Organization are partnering to provide a free webinar series on medication safety and abuse prevention. The four-part series will be facilitated by Miss…
Young Adults Turning to Drugs & Alcohol to Cope with COVID Stress
Recent survey results point to 18 to 24 year olds as being hard-hit by pandemic-related stress and substance use. Find the full results of the survey by age group.
South Florida Residents Experiencing “Coronavirus Anxiety” As Pandemic Lingers On
The South Florida community has been hard-hit by COVID-19. Find out what residents say about their mental health and substance use in the wake of the coronavirus.
Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19
Our recent survey of mental health professionals shows the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a dramatic increase in symptoms. Find out what the results suggest about the current state of mental…
Does Income Level Help You Cope With COVID-19?
With income level emerging as a predictor of coronavirus infection, we surveyed 500 South Florida residents about their mental health and substance use to better understand how income level impacts…
Protecting the Mental Health of High-Risk Populations During Quarantine
The COVID-19 pandemic can distress anyone, but certain groups may be more vulnerable to mental health issues at this time. Learn who’s at risk and what to do about it.
AMA Wants to Change Common Treatment Barriers as Illicit Drug Overdoses Continue to Rise
The current pandemic is potentially worsening the decades-long opioid crisis. Now, the American Medical Association looks to prevent overdose rates from rising further.
American Cancer Society Changes Stance of Alcohol Consumption and Health
Instead of recommending limits on alcohol consumption, the American Cancer Society now says that alcohol is best avoided altogether. Learn more about the cancer risks related to alcohol.
When to Refer Patients to Substance Abuse Treatment
If your patient continues to struggle with substance misuse, it may be time to refer them to an accredited, licensed rehab facility.
Psychologist vs. Psychiatrist: What’s the Difference?
Psychologists and psychiatrists both treat mental health conditions, with some key differences. Learn the distinction between psychologists and psychiatrists
Better Addiction Treatment for Health Care Professionals Needed
Health professionals are not only struggling with addiction, but they are also having a hard time finding and receiving effective addiction treatment.
Conquering addiction alone can be difficult. Life coaches are a great way for someone to find additional support in recovery and help them overcome life obstacles.
SBIRT for Referral to Treatment
Do you or a loved one struggle with addiction? Have you ever heard of SBIRT? Learn about its uses in referral to addiction treatment.
What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Provider
Your patients have many options when it comes to addiction and behavioral health treatment. Help them make the best choice by knowing what to look for when referring to a…