The Importance of Family Therapy

Adolescence is an extremely difficult time to go through, especially if one is dealing with mental health problems, sobriety issues, or familial fights. Oftentimes, even if an adolescent is in individual therapy, family therapy can help even more. If the entire family unit is having problems, even if the adolescent is getting the help they […]

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What is Substance Abuse Treatment?

Many people have little or no understanding of why or even how other people become addicted to drugs or alcohol. Often people assume that the problem stems from a lack of moral principles or the lack willpower that it takes to walk away from the addictive substance. The truth is very different; addiction is a […]

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June is PTSD Awareness Month

Many people associate PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder) with military service, but there are many more traumatic events that can cause this condition. It may be difficult to believe, but there are close to eight million people in the US that are affected. It is one of the major conditions that require intensive mental health […]

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What is ARMHS?

ARMHS stands for Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services. This program is different from some of our other programs, as it focuses on adults that are affected by mental illness. It helps adults in areas such as community involvement, living on their own, and working on their own personal goals. Whether someone was born with this […]

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Take Care of The Mental Wellness of Your Child

There is no guidebook to parenting. Every parent teaches their child differently, but most parents just want their child to be happy and healthy. Unfortunately, things can happen, such as peer influence, divorce, and more, that can cause a child to become more reserved. As a parent, you want to make sure that your child’s […]

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Relapse Prevention

For anyone who is a recovering addict, relapse is always going to be a concern. Understanding the triggers of relapse, as well as continuing with therapy as deemed fit, can help you or a loved one avoid the pitfalls of relapsing. Here at Options Family and Behavior Services, we have different forms of therapy that […]

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Preventing Substance Abuse

When you are not an addict, it can be easy to judge and think that someone should just stop the harmful behaviors they are participating in. However, once one is in that mindset and develops a dependency to substances such as alcohol or addicting drugs, it is extremely difficult to dig out of that hole. […]

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Choose the Right Children’s Therapist

If your child has dealt with a sudden death in the family, the loss of a parent, divorce, or other tragic situation – or, if they are suddenly acting withdrawn and isolating themselves from social situations – it might be time to consider consulting a therapist. Children’s therapists, who are trained in providing high quality […]

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Prescription Drugs and Addiction

Perception And Prejudice Aspirin is a drug that many of us take on a regular basis; either as a temporary pain reliever or as part of a heart protection regimen. Taking it rarely causes any bodily harm and we are certainly not addicted. However, what about the stronger, more mind altering pain relief drugs that […]

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Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders in Children

During adolescence, children and young people are faced with on-going and quite dramatic changes. These changes impact the child’s physical and emotional well being as well as their relationships with other people. Unfortunately, for some youngsters the stress that tends to go along with these changes exceeds their ability to cope. Depending on their peers […]

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