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13 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Escape From Pill Island: Things You Can Do To Help Your Patients Get Off Opioids And Live ...
You would think that people who have been prescribed opioids for chronic pain would have severely painful physical pathology, but this is probably more the exception than the rule.In the United states, we have been prescribing opioids as a psychotropic medication for the last 25 years, and now we have 100s of thousands, if not millions of America, being prescribed opioid pain medication “for pain” who are looking for a way off the medication. Our healthcare system struggles to help them do this safely.
20 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Benzodiazepines? Effective Medicine or Scary Drug
You may have heard of Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, or Lorazepam. These are benzodiazepines and are prescribed for anxiety. Are they effective medicine or a scary drug? Do the calming benefits of these drugs outweigh the risks? Here to tell us more is Dr Eric Hansen from Sierra Tucson.
18 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
The Very Things That May Help Us, May Also Hurt Us – A Closer Look at Defense Mechanisms
Everyone uses defense mechanisms. When we use them unconsciously, it is to protect ourselves from negative thoughts or feelings. So you might ask “Isn’t it a good thing to have defense mechanisms?” To answer this question and more is Tom Cleereman, Director of Outpatient Services at Sierra Tucson.
10 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
LGBTQIA+ Allies and Understanding Those Who Are Non-Binary
Through education we put ourselves in a much better position to become an ally to those who are non-binary. Why would you we want to do this? To answer that question and more, we have David Cato, Clinical Director at Sierra Tucson. He is a certified Transgender Care Therapist and knows how important it is to consider the gender spectrum during treatment.
14 minutes | May 27, 2021
Treating Licensed Professionals & Their Unique Challenges
There are many unique challenges that licensed professionals face – personally and professionally. When these individuals struggle with substance use disorders or mental health issues, their treatment plan must not only address their individual needs, but those of their licensing board.There are many unique challenges that licensed professionals face – personally and professionally. When these individuals struggle with substance use disorders or mental health issues, their treatment plan must not only address their individual needs, but those of their licensing board.
15 minutes | May 3, 2021
Navigating Measurement-Based Care
Measurement-based care is a much needed paradigm shift in the behavioral health field that involves the systematic collection of data to monitor treatment progress, assess outcomes, and guide treatment decisions, from initial screening to completion of care.
13 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Maternal Mental Health
The birth of a baby is usually a time of immense joy, but some women experience mental challenges before, during, or after pregnancy.Is it Baby Blues or Post-Partum Depression?
14 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Trauma-Informed Care and Why It Makes all the Difference
The US Department of Veteran’s Affairs reports that about 6 of every 10 men (or 60%) and 5 of every 10 women (or 50%) experience at least one trauma in their lives. Camille Drachman, Director of Clinical Education & Specialty Programming at Sierra Tucson explains, for those seeking or providing treatment, why trauma-informed care makes all the difference.
11 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Family Dynamics and The Importance of Boundaries
Mike Gaziano shares his insight on healthy family dynamics and the importance of boundaries.
15 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Own Your Mental Health
Dr. Jasleen Chhatwal discusses mood and anxiety and shares tips on how to own your mental health.
14 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Alcohol Abuse Disorder-What You Need To Know
Dr. Donnie Sansom discusses alcohol use, what are the underlying causes that create this disorder and how do we address them.
12 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Trauma-Informed Care and the Role of Integrative Services
David Cato discusses trauma-informed care and the role of integrative services.
16 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
The Gut, Brain, Trauma Connection
Maureen Schwehr discusses trauma and the gut to brain connection.
10 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
How Do We Care for our Healthcare Workers? They are Our Heroes
Camille Drachman discusses how Sierra Tucson cares for their own healthcare workers.
15 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Coping with Coronoa Virus While in Recovery
Listen in as Bennet Davis, MD discusses the best ways to cope with Coronoa Virus while in recovery.
13 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Removing the Stigma from PTSD
Trauma is not a disorder, but a normal adaptation and response of the nervous system to psychological trauma.
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