Mental Illness and Suicide Risk

Suicide risk is an important thing to understand in any community. However, the topic is especially vital to understand when talking about mental illness. About 50% of people who commit suicide have a mental disorder, and mental illness can significantly increase your...

IMMH Conference

A Mission for Michael is excited to announce that we will be sponsoring the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH) annual conference in the heart of Orange County, California! This conference will be held from September 28th – October 1st. This year they...

Helping a Child with an Addiction

As we discussed in our post about things you should know as the parent of an addict, it can be difficult to know how you can help your child when you know they are struggling. On the one hand, you can’t make your child want to change his or her life, but on the other...
Polysubstance Abuse: What You Need to Know

Polysubstance Abuse: What You Need to Know

We often think of addiction in singular terms, with someone being purely an “alcoholic,” “cocaine addict,” or “heroin addict,” but the truth is that addiction often is not so cut-and-dry. In fact, addiction can and often does center around more than one substance. The...

The Importance of Psychotherapy in Recovery

Spending time with a licensed therapist is central to a successful recovery from addiction. Here are just a few reasons why: Addiction is more than physical. When treating any drug addiction, including alcohol addiction, it’s vital to remember that addiction is never...