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Addiction Recovery: The Role of Therapy

Mental health officials increasingly see substance abuse and addiction as mental health issues. In recent years, it has been viewed less as a sign of criminal activity and more as a mental disorder worthy of empathy and compassion, just like any other health condition.

The use of substances stimulates neurochemical changes that release dopamine and strengthen the association between a desired emotional state and a particular behavior. An individual is more likely to relapse if they use the substance regularly and […]

Key Differences Between EHR and EMR

The terms “EHR” and “EMR” are often heard in medical practices, but most people aren’t aware of their differences. Our company MedEZ™, as an EHR provider, frequently sees these terms used interchangeably and wanted to explain how they differ in the medical field.

There will always be an industry’s own vernacular, with terms that are used inside that are difficult for outsiders to understand but necessary for players to understand. In addition to categorizing professionals from non-experts, Jargon saves people time […]

Men’s Mental Health: Addressing The Stigma

Men’s health week serves to raise awareness of health problems men face, as well as encourage early detection and treatment of diseases. Although mental health problems impact everyone, the stigma attached to men’s mental health may make it difficult for some to discuss and seek treatment. 

Societal Stigma and Myths Surrounding Mental Health

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, men with mental illnesses are less likely to receive mental health treatment […]

By | 2021-06-21T10:20:50-04:00 June 18th, 2021|health, mental health|0 Comments

Coping With Stress As A Healthcare Worker

After more than a year of being in the frontlines of the pandemic, healthcare workers have had to deal with strong emotions — such as stress and anxiety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes the need for healthcare workers to recognize what stress looks like and take adequate steps to cope with it.

How The Pandemic Added To The Industry’s Stress

Stress from traumatic events impacts each individual differently. In August of 2020, the CDC released […]

By | 2021-06-07T11:50:54-04:00 June 3rd, 2021|health, Healthcare Industry, mental health|0 Comments

Children’s Mental Health: Feeling Safe, Confident and Healthy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month — a month filled with advocating for a variety of mental health issues. Since last week’s focus was children’s mental health, we’re sharing tips on making kids feel safe, confident and healthy.

Making Them Feel Safe

Creating a sense of safety — both emotionally and physically — is vital for kids’ mental health.  According to the National Association of School Psychologists, feeling connected and welcomed allows children […]

By | 2021-05-13T12:51:45-04:00 May 13th, 2021|health, mental health|0 Comments

Growing Up During A Pandemic: COVID-19’s Impact On Youth Mental Health

Today’s youth is burdened with not only living during a global pandemic, but also growing up in it. The coronavirus doesn’t target children directly. However, many kids and young adults are experiencing the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 era.

The Pandemic’s Overall Impact

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists a number of challenges children and teens face during the pandemic. Changes in their routines, such as having to physically distance from others, can cause increased […]

By | 2021-02-15T16:18:13-05:00 February 15th, 2021|health, mental health|0 Comments

The Road Back: Nutrition and the Path to Recovery

It’s important to recognize the role that the body plays when recovering from substance abuse. The effects of any substance are filtered through and sometimes felt long after it has left our system. Thus, it’s not just our mental and emotional health that needs treatment — it’s our body as well.

How Nutrition Can Help the Body Heal

Substance abuse takes a physical toll on the human body. Withdrawal can be a harrowing experience for many people. Additionally, […]

By | 2020-12-31T17:33:02-05:00 December 31st, 2020|health, Substance Use|0 Comments

Does Owning a Pet Improve Mental Health?

At some point in our lives, most of us wanted a pet. Whether that pet was a dog, cat, horse, or even a hamster, we all wanted something to take care of. Something to bond with, to play with, to be our companion. However, did you ever think of the mental health benefits that pets have on humans? The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) has done extensive research on this subject, which is called The Pet Effect.

By | 2020-11-06T12:45:33-05:00 November 6th, 2020|health|0 Comments

Online Shopping: Is It an Addiction?

 

 

 

How much online shopping is too much— when it gets to a point that it becomes an addiction?  Studies show that 96% of Americans shop online, and 82% use a mobile device to do so.  Compulsive shopping is often associated with the term BSD “buying-shopping disorder” and although it is not recognized as a stand-alone diagnosis, it is still identified by mental and behavioral health […]

By | 2020-06-24T11:55:39-04:00 June 24th, 2020|brain health, health, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coping with Social Distancing

 

 

As a company who serves Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse facilities, MedEZTM understands that this is a time where more people can fall into depression and develop a substance addiction.  However, we know that these are not solutions for behavioral health and substance abuse problems. Here is a list of at-home activities you can do to cope with the social distancing.  

 

At Home Workout

By | 2020-04-04T16:43:47-04:00 April 3rd, 2020|health|0 Comments
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