Unraveled: Addiction & Anger Management
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Opioid Use Disorder - Unraveled
DISCLAIMER: This information is for informational and educational purposes only. This does not establish a clinical relationship with anyone. A licensed clinician that is experienced and competent is needed to properly diagnose anyone. Clinical discretion is needed for accurate diagnosis of any individual. Please consult with a licensed behavioral health clinician for personalized assistance in your situation. Thank you. Today, I will briefly go over Opioid Use Disorder and the different...
Psychological Abuse Versus Physical Abuse in Domestic Violence
Psychological Abuse Versus Physical Abuse in Domestic Violence Through the years that have I worked with clients, I have come to the realization that many people have absolutely no idea that psychological abuse is a form of domestic violence. Psychological abuse can be much more damaging and long lasting to a person than a bruise. However, the stereotype is still being perpetuated that the primary form of domestic violence is physical abuse towards another person. I elaborate on this in my...
Formal Introduction to Unraveled: Addiction & Anger Management Podcast
This is a Formal Introduction to Unraveled: Addiction & Anger Management Podcast Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ American Association of Poison Control Centers 1-800-222-1222 https://aapcc.org/ About the Author: My name is Vanessa Lech. I am a behavioral clinician at Carolina Addiction & Anger Management PLLC. I regularly write content for https://www.carolinaaddictionanger.com/blog I also self-publish books on various...
What's the difference?
The difference between Carolina Addiction and Anger Management PLLC and every other behavioral health care organization out there and the difference between myself and every other therapist out there is: SPECIALIZATION. I specialize in addiction and anger management, which allows me to hone my skills in a way that benefits my clients. I have learned that trying to be everything to everyone does NOT work and is NOT possible. I wish it were but it’s not. Instead, specialist are able to...
I don't share my needles with anyone except.....
Unfortunately, many people believe that if they only share their needles with their girlfriend, their boyfriend, their brother, their sister, their mother, their father, etc……. then they think that they won't contract a disease, but this is FALSE. Hepatitis C and HIV are common among IV drug users. You can still contract Hepatitis C and HIV even if you only share needles with one person that you love and that you trust. That one person that you love and that you trust could be sharing...
Syringe Exchange Programs
In no way, shape or form do I promote the use of illicit substance(s). I DO promote harm reduction for a variety of reasons including but not limited to: preventing the spread of communicable diseases. This blog post will focus on syringe exchange. The basic public health reason for syringe exchange is to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. I have worked with countless individuals that are addicted and dependent upon various substances. Drug paraphernalia is often employed to use...
Domestic Violence Stereotypes
Domestic violence can occur between anyone. Countless times I have observed in my work that domestic violence is occurring most commonly between family members in their homes and in their communities. This challenges the stereotype of a man beating his woman and a woman with a black eye. This stereotype is frequently depicted and communicated all over domestic violence materials (i.e. in images, on websites and brochures) and in domestic violence messaging (i.e. power and control wheels...