Nicotinamide appears to play a role in protecting neurons from traumatic injury, ischemia, and stroke, as well as being implicated in 3 key neurodegenerative conditions: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases. Nicotinamide, the amide form of vitamin B3 (niacin), has long been associated with neuronal development, survival, and function in the central nervous system (CNS), being implicated Read More >>>>

HIPAA-Compliant Telehealth

Choosing the best HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform is one of the first considerations for clinicians seeking to expand services beyond in-office therapy. And with 2021 research showing telehealth use surging 38 times that of pre-COVID levels, it’s apparent that telehealth is becoming more mainstream. A more recent study indicates that 53% of providers said adding telehealth drove up patient visits. Read More >>>>

Signs of Opiate Addiction

Opiates, also commonly referred to as opioids, are a class of drugs derived from the opium poppy. Despite their highly addictive properties, many opioids are legal and come in the form of prescription medication. Some common prescription drugs that contain opioids include morphine, fentanyl, codeine, oxycodone (i.e. Oxycontin), and hydrocodone (i.e. Vicodin). Many of these Read More >>>>

Signs of Marijuana Addiction

At Nexus, treatment for marijuana use disorder and addiction is monitored by healthcare professionals and therapists who specialize in addiction medicine and recovery. What Does a Customize Treatment Plan Entail? While every treatment plan will be different, our clients recovering from marijuana addiction will have access to: Individual Therapy Group Therapy Family Therapy 12-Step Groups Read More >>>>

Prescription Drug Misuse & Addiction

As a boutique treatment center, Nexus can customize treatment plans based on each client’s individual needs and future goals. What Might a Treatment Plan Include? While every treatment plan will be different, our clients recovering from prescription drug addiction will have access to: Individual Therapy Group Therapy Family Therapy 12-Step Groups 12-Step Alternatives Medication Monitoring Life Skills Read More >>>>

Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is an addictive narcotic substance that is easily accessible and commonly abused by many demographics. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 2 million Americans over the age of 12 said they had used cocaine within the past month. Roughly 5.5 million adults claimed they had used cocaine at least Read More >>>>

Signs of Benzodiazepine Abuse

Benzodiazepines, also known as “benzos”, are prescription tranquilizers that are commonly used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia, seizures, and muscle spasms. They may also be used to help calm and sedate patients before a medical procedure. Benzodiazepines work in the body by increasing dopamine (the feel-good neurotransmitter) and calming nerve impulses, which helps relieve Read More >>>>

Signs of Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine, also known as “meth”, is a man-made stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Users tend to gravitate toward this drug for its ability to increase feelings of well-being and euphoria, as well as its energy-boosting properties.Although methamphetamine may be prescribed by a physician as part of treatment for weight loss or ADHD, most Read More >>>>

Psychology Career

At some point, most parents, grandparents, teachers, and carers wonder what the small child in front of them will be like as they grow older and who they will become. Developmental psychology attempts to answer these and other questions by understanding how children develop and the impact of the environment on their journey from birth Read More >>>>

Emotional Development Theory in Psychology

All children are indeed inherently good. No longer can we say to a child, “You are being bad.” It is more appropriate to acknowledge that they are merely having a difficult time. This paradigm shift can be challenging for adults, especially because many of us have not had explicit instruction in the life skill of managing Read More >>>>

How to Become a Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy is a therapeutic intervention that motivates individuals to make positive changes to their thoughts and lifestyle by improving their emotions and behavior. Psychotherapists fall under the umbrella of practitioners who provide therapeutic interventions to help people maintain their mental health. Psychotherapy is an effective therapeutic intervention; 75% of patients who use psychotherapy demonstrate improvement Read More >>>>

Behavioral Addictions May Turn Drug or Alcohol Addiction

Let’s be honest. Getting sober is hard work! It is uncomfortable. It is unfamiliar. It can even be downright terrifying. After spending months or years relying on a substance to cope with life, facing life on its own terms in sobriety can just feel…well…weird! To cope with this weirdness, many people in recovery start trading one addiction for Read More >>>>