a man learns all about heroin addiction rehab

Do You Need Heroin Addiction Rehab?

In recent years, the opioid epidemic has swept through Florida and the rest of our nation at an alarming rate. Opioids are a class of drugs that affect the nervous system by blocking pain and creating intense pleasure feelings. They have the potential to become highly addictive and even deadly, especially when improperly used. There…

a group participates in a 12 step program

What Happens in A 12 Step Program?

Founded in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was the first 12 step program. Since then, 12 step programs have been effective at helping millions of people throughout the world manage and maintain their sobriety. Given that AA was designed to help those suffering from alcohol addiction, over time exclusively, the 12 step program philosophy has been…

a man struggles through fentanyl withdrawal

Where Can You Go For Fentanyl Withdrawal?

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid pain reliever that is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. Fentanyl was designed to treat severe pain following surgeries, cancer treatment, or when a patient with chronic pain has developed a tolerance to other opioids. Like other opioids, fentanyl activates receptors on cells throughout the body to…

a man asks can a therapist prescribe medicine

Can a Therapist Prescribe Medicine?

Whether dealing with mental health issues or in treatment for a substance use disorder, sometimes clients need more than therapy or counseling to get the best results from their mental health treatment. Therapists provide counseling, often in the form of talk therapy or other evidence-based treatment. However, in most states, they are not allowed to…

therapist explaining the different types of counselors

Different Types of Counselors

Understanding the many different types of counselors in mental health therapy can be confusing. Therapist, psychologist, LCSW, psychiatrist, and counselor are just a few of the titles you may encounter. It’s important to understand where to start. At Harmony Hills, we have all of your mental health and counseling needs covered. Our experienced staff treat…

is a psychologist a doctor

Is A Psychologist A Doctor?

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior. Yet many find themselves wondering, “Is a psychologist a doctor?” Psychologists hold doctoral degrees in psychology, such as clinical or counseling psychology; they are not medical doctors. One main difference between psychiatrists, who are medical doctors, and psychologists, who hold doctoral degrees, is that psychologists…

woman smiling experiencing the benefits of therapy

What Are The Benefits of Therapy?

Psychotherapy is the cornerstone of any successful mental health program or addiction treatment. For over a century, psychotherapy, or “talk therapy,” has been used to improve people’s mental health and help them better understand their minds and behaviors. Today there are many forms of therapy and evidence-based treatments used in mental health treatment programs, and…

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What Are Group Therapy Activities For Adults With Mental Illness?

There are numerous therapeutic options for individuals struggling with mental health issues or substance use disorder, addiction to drugs or alcohol, to aid in healing and recovery. Group therapy is often a key ingredient in successful mental health treatment programs and is also a common component in residential addiction treatment. In a group therapy program,…