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Link Between Pandemic and Women’s Alcohol Abuse

Study Suggests Link Between Pandemic and Women’s Alcohol Abuse

Monday, May 6th, 2024

A recent study published in the journal JAMA Health Forum highlights the adverse effects of alcohol misuse among middle-aged women during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Between April 2020 and September 2021, alcohol-related complications surged by 33% to 56% among women aged 40 [...]

Cannabis-Induced Psychosis

Experts Warn High Potency Marijuana Strains Lead to Increase in Cannabis-Induced Psychosis

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

Widespread marijuana legalization in the U.S. has fueled a misconception that cannabis products are largely harmless. Unfortunately, many teens and their families have discovered the connection between marijuana and psychosis – a potentially dangerous psychiatric condition that causes people to lose touch with reality. What [...]

Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome

Understanding Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

Cannabis, once considered solely for its therapeutic and recreational benefits, has increasingly become associated with some adverse health effects. One such condition that has emerged is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS). This syndrome presents a perplexing medical challenge, characterized by cyclic episodes of vomiting, nausea, [...]

Mental Health And Substance Abuse Intervention In South Florida: R&A Therapeutic Partners

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Intervention in South Florida: R&A Therapeutic Partners

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

In the serene settings of Miami and Delray Beach, Florida, R&A Therapeutic Partners stands as a beacon of hope for individuals and families navigating the complex journey of mental health and substance abuse recovery. With an unwavering commitment to compassionate care, our team of [...]

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Understanding Alcohol Use Disorder’s Causes and Symptoms

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

At R&A Therapeutic Partners, we believe in shedding light on prevalent mental and behavioral health issues affecting families, adolescents and adults. One such issue is alcohol use disorder, a medical diagnosis reflecting persistent, problematic alcohol consumption. The consequences of AUD can permeate every corner [...]

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First-Episode Psychosis and Substance Abuse in Young Adults

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

The journey from adolescence to adulthood presents multiple challenges, growth opportunities and pivotal decisions. Amid these complexities, the emergence of mental health disorders such as first-episode psychosis can significantly impact a young adult’s life. As illustrated in a new SAMHSA report, this issue further [...]

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Substance Use Among Adolescents: Latest Insights From the Monitoring the Future Survey

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023

The Monitoring the Future survey, conducted annually by University of Michigan researchers, serves as a critical tool in understanding trends and changes in substance use among young people. According to the latest results, the percentage of adolescents reporting substance use in 2022 remained steady [...]

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Health Risks Facing Today’s Teens

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Today’s teenagers face a multitude of alarming risks. From the rise in online bullying and the threat of school shootings to the widespread challenges of alcohol and drug abuse, modern adolescents encounter stresses and dangers that have contributed to higher levels of mental illness [...]

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The Evolving Landscape of Teen Marijuana Use: What Parents Should Know

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Many adults and adolescents perceive marijuana as a harmless recreational substance. While cannabis is less dangerous than substances like opioids and methamphetamines, it can still be hazardous. For instance, mounting clinical evidence suggests that marijuana consumption during the adolescent years can heighten the risk [...]

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Evidence Links Marijuana Use to Mental Health Risks in Young Adults

Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

Marijuana and cannabis-infused products are easily accessible and come in various forms that can be attractive to children and teenagers, including gummies and desserts. Many teens experiment with marijuana due to simple curiosity or peer pressure, but they may not realize the drug can [...]

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What Is an Eating Disorder?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

American diet culture, widespread fatphobia and a societal mindset that equates thinness with beauty have all created an ideal environment for eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and avoidant food intake disorder to flourish. Attempting to manage an unrealistic body image with repetitive, [...]

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Fentanyl Worsens Withdrawal Symptoms

Thursday, January 5th, 2023

Fentanyl is a potent and fast-acting synthetic opioid that is leading the current wave of America’s drug overdose crisis. This human-made drug is usually cheaper and easier to obtain than other addictive substances. Because of fentanyl’s effects on the central nervous system, people who [...]

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Mental Health Resources for Teens

Friday, November 11th, 2022

As adults, we wish we could shield children and adolescents from mental health challenges like depression and anxiety, but these disorders are on the rise among the younger generation – and it’s no wonder. Often, children are more observant and sensitive than adults, and [...]

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Marijuana’s Effects on Teens

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

More than half of U.S. states plus Washington, D.C., have passed laws legalizing marijuana for recreational or medicinal use. As a result, many teens and adults believe marijuana is a “safe” alternative to alcohol or other recreational drugs. In spite of the White House’s [...]

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Can Tech Help Prevent Teen Suicide?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 20% of high school students report seriously contemplating suicide, and 9% have attempted to take their lives. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention lists suicide as the third-leading cause of death among young people and the second-leading [...]

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National Recovery Month: Teens and Young Adults

Friday, September 16th, 2022

September is National Recovery Month: a time for communities to spread awareness about the widespread issue of substance use disorder (SUD). Since the 1980s, this observance has educated the public, reduced stigma, and celebrated those who have recovered. This topic is especially important to [...]

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Potent THC Negatively Impacts Teens

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

The Rise in THC Concentration Cannabis has changed considerably since its legalization was first debated in the 1960s. At that time, the average THC content of a marijuana flower was less than 2%.1 Today, the industry has developed new, more concentrated strains with much higher [...]

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Rising Teen Depression Rates

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Mental health is worsening among American teens, creating a national health issue we can’t afford to ignore. According to data from the CDC, the next generation of U.S. adults is more emotionally vulnerable than the generational cohorts that came before them, with 44% of [...]

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Understanding the Disease Model of Addiction

Monday, January 31st, 2022

For hundreds of years, addiction was considered a moral failure or lack of willpower. Only recently has society reshaped its opinion of this condition. Today, most medical associations recognize substance use disorder as a disease of the brain. While this is the most popular [...]

National Recovery Month

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Everyone deserves the opportunity to do what it takes to recover from a substance use disorder and mental health issue. That is the focus of National Recovery Month for September 2021 and the focus of treatment professionals throughout the year. Recovery is for Everyone National Recovery [...]

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Mental Health and Coping During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually every person across the globe in some form. Those who are not identified as essential workers are either working from home or being laid off from their jobs. Everyone is focused on keeping social distances and staying safe and healthy. People with [...]

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Managing the Effects of Quarantine

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

In a time of social distancing, isolation, and quarantine, people throughout the world are experiencing a wide range of emotions and practical challenges. Quarantine is a strict separation from others, a step that has become necessary for many as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread. How do you [...]

understanding co-occurring disorders

Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Almost a third of people in the US who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder also have a mental illness. Those who are diagnosed with both are described as having co-occurring disorders. This is also referred to as a dual diagnosis. Understanding co-occurring disorders more clearly [...]

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The Experience of Addiction in Teens

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Early exposure and a brain that is still developing leave teens more vulnerable to substance abuse and addiction. The earlier a person begins to use drugs or alcohol, the more likely they are to progress to serious use and abuse. Behavioral neuroscientist and Bucknell University professor Judith Grisel [...]

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Gender Differences in Teen Depression

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

The teenage years can be challenging. Between physical changes in the body, intense peer pressure, and an increased sense of social anxiety, teenagers often have difficulties finding their place. Many want to fit in while others want to stand out, even rebel. Teen depression is also becoming [...]

Letter To The Family

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Letter To The Family About Our Therapeutic Consulting and Intervention Services Dear Family Member, Thank you for coming in to meet with us today to discuss the current situation with your family member. We are confident we possess the experience and expertise to help you with [...]