Anorexia Nervosa: Harmful and Deadly Addictive Behavior

Eating disorders are classified as addictive behaviors that are linked to underlying mental health conditions. Anorexia is a severe psychiatric disorder characterized by unrelenting self-starvation and life-threatening weight loss. People that suffer from anorexia experience: A failure to maintain minimal body weight Fear of gaining weight or becoming fat Disturbances in perception of shape or…

Many people who struggle with addiction have underlying mental health disorders. This may include conditions such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. When both mental health disorders and addiction occur at the same time, they are known as co-occurring disorders. Addiction treatment combined with mental health disorder treatment can offer solutions for you. At…

Types of Residential Treatment Programs

Residential addiction treatment is one of the most comprehensive forms of substance use disorder treatment. It enables a person to live at a treatment location for an extended amount of time. Then, they work solely on eliminating their addiction, as well as other emotional, mental, and physical needs. With several types of residential treatment programs…

Oxygen and Deep-Breathing Techniques Help in Addiction Recovery

When you enroll in an addiction recovery program at Fort Behavioral Health in Fort Worth, Texas, you will also receive mental health treatment to address the root causes of your addiction. Our team provides a wide array of therapeutic approaches, depending on your needs for recovery while in rehab. One of our most effective methods…

Returning to Work with a New, Healthy, Sober Lifestyle

A dependence on drugs or alcohol can destroy someone’s life and the lives of their loved ones. Addiction is a complex disease that has an adverse effect on relationships, finances, and responsibilities. Millions of people have suffered from addiction and then made the courageous decision to enter an addiction treatment program for help. You may…

How Drugs and Alcohol Damage the Brain

Addiction is a brain disease that causes physical and physiological changes to the brain. The brain controls our thoughts, memory and speech, movement of the limbs, and the function of many organs within our body. Drugs and alcohol affect the brain’s neurotransmitters, which release an excess level of dopamine, causing temporary pleasurable feelings and euphoria.…

How You Can Observe Teen Mental Health Awareness Day

At Fort Behavioral Health in Fort Worth, Texas, our licensed therapists and addiction treatment professionals emphasize teen mental health treatment as an essential part of our teen recovery program. If you are a teen who may have a mental health disorder that is accelerating drug or alcohol use, our Fort Behavioral Health team can help.…