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Read the latest blog posts from Arrow Health

02
Apr

How is Arrow Health delivering during the COVID-19 crisis.

A little window into how Arrow Health is planning and delivering during the COVID-19 crisis. Toby Lawrence, CEO of Arrow Health, sat down (virtually) with Key Business Advisors to discuss what he and the team at Arrow Health are doing to during this unprecedented time.
Sunset
09
Oct

Addiction Abuse Facts: How to support a person who does not want to change

Addiction Abuse Facts And how to support a person who does not want to change Addiction is the continued use of a substance despite negative consequences. The person using will use no matter what we say or do or the repeated harmful effects. Substance abuse of drugs and or alcoholism is a Disease. In 1956 the American Medical Association declared...
Arrow Health Psychological counsel
17
Jul

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Addiction

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? The term ‘CBT’ is thrown around a lot, especially in the space of addiction treatment. But what exactly is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Cognitive behavioural therapy is an evidence-based treatment modality, using practical task-based methods to solve problems. These problems come in many forms, ranging from menial day-to-day issues and stressors through to serious family relationship...
multimensional family therapy
21
Nov

What Is Multidimensional Family Therapy?

What is Multidimensional Family Therapy?  Multidimensional Family Therapy is a comprehensive family and community-based therapy for adolescents with drug abuse problems. The model focuses on the relevant social and emotional needs at different stages in adolescent development.  It is designed to treat both addictive and antisocial behaviour. The family is recognised as important to the adolescent’s social behaviour and recovery...
Monarch Butterfly emerging from it's chrysalis
07
Oct

The Transtheoretical Model – Is My Loved One Ready to Change?

The Transtheoretical Model – Is My Loved One Ready to Change? What Is the Transtheoretical Model and Why Does Arrow Health Use It? Change is a process and often there are two steps forward, one step back. When treating addiction, the Transtheoretical Model is based on 6 basic stages of change. In a perfect world, people would move straight through...
The Human Brain
07
Oct

Neuroscience of Addiction – What We Do Know

Neuroscience of Addiction – What We Do Know When a drug enters the body, it interacts with the brain. Different addictive substances affect the brain in different ways, although most drugs target the brain’s reward system by releasing large amounts of a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine has a large impact on many important functions of the brain such as emotions,...
Mental Health
26
Sep

10 Things to Understand About Dual Diagnosis and Treatment

10 Things To Understand About Dual Diagnosis and Treatment If you or your loved one have been given a ‘dual diagnosis’ by a treatment professional, it may add another layer of confusion to a drug or alcohol addiction. Here are ten things to understand about what it means to have a dual-diagnosis, and why it is common in those with...
Teen Drug Use
15
Sep

Teen Drug Use: Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse

Teen Drug Use: Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse We can no longer pretend that teen drug use isn’t happening. There’s many reasons why teens try drugs. It could be to experiment, for fun, as an escape,  to ‘feel better’, because of peer pressure, or to stay awake and study. Whilst teen drug use is concerning, it is most concerning when use...
Woman
15
Sep

Learning How To Live – A Client’s Story

Learning How To Live A Happy, Healthy Life Arrow Health’s program is not just for addiction but for life in general. I didn’t just learn how to get clean and stay clean, I learnt how to live a healthy and happy life. I learnt so much about myself and about communication, and self-awareness and behaviours and how to change them....
Man Eye
15
Sep

This Rehab Was Different – A Client’s Story

This Rehab Was Different To The Others I’d Been To Arrow Health was not my first rehab. I actually came to Arrow after leaving another rehab where I was horrified at the way the program and facility was run. The staff here have been helpful and open to hearing about my problems and issues. They made me feel like they...