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Know Your Term Episode 8: Medication Assisted Treatment

Head on over to our newest YouTube post for Know Your Term Episode 8. In this episode we will explore Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), what it means, what are the benefits, and general information about it. Don’t have a ton of time? No worries! The video in under three minutes long.

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Know Your Term Episode 5: “The F__k Its”

This episode of Know Your Term focuses on the phrase commonly heard in treatment agencies and in the rooms “The F__k Its “. What does it mean? What are some common causes of “The F__k Its”?

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Know Your Term Ep. 3: Mental Health vs. Mental Illness

Good day everyone. Have 2.5 minutes to spare? Head on over to our YouTube where we released episode 3 of Know Your Term. This episode will explore the difference between mental health and mental illness and why this distinction is important to make.

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Know Your Term Episode 2: Disease Concept of Addiction

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Head on over to our YouTube Channel to see us discuss the disease concept of addiction in under three minutes.

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Moral Injury or Burnout?

Burnout is a term that has been used to describe a condition professionals in the field and caregivers have experienced related to their work. With the emergence of the COVID19 pandemic, are we accurately categorizing what professionals and caregivers are feeling when we use the term burnout?

The past few years have seen growing attention to the term “moral injury.” This term may more accurately describe what many are experiencing globally as they struggle to maintain high standards of patient care.

Relias has put together a mental health toolkit for providers and in it are a number of blog posts and webinars that explore the concepts of burnout and moral injury, as well as, why using the right term matters. You can find that toolkit here.

Disclaimer: Know Your Why does not specifically endorse the services provided by Relias nor are we receiving any form of compensation for mentioning and linking their content

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Got a worry? Check out WorryMuncher!

When browsing Reddit we came across a novel site-WorryMuncher. WorryMuncher invites you to share a current worry you are carrying and through some inspirational messages and animations, encourages you to let it go. So simple, yet appeared to be loved by those who came across it we reached out to its creator to learn more. Check out WorryMuncher and if you would like to learn more about it read below.

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Nutrients to help with addiction, withdrawal, and mental health

Below is a brief article summarizing some potential supplement options that can assist with addiction and withdrawal. Even if you don’t have an addiction or withdrawal problem, you may find the information useful as these supplements can benefit brain functioning.

(Disclaimer: Know Your Why is not intended to replace the guidance or treatment of a doctor or nutritionist, nor do we claim to be experts in this field. Please speak with a doctor or nutritionist before supplementation or diet changes. The below information comes from a blog by Jordan Fallis along with the sources used in the blog.)

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Guest Blog-Men’s Mental Health-Matt G-Thee Adventures of Matt

This entry was shared with us by Matt G over at Thee Adventures of Matt. Matt wrote this for his blog and shared it with us to feature on Know Your Why. In this post Matt starts the conversation about men’s mental health. We hope our readers can keep it going!

Matt is a content creator, mental health advocate, and media contributor with a passion for defeating stigma. Stayed tuned for more collabortations with Matt and KYW, including a live Q&A in a few weeks. Read more below!

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Gratitude

A term you see used frequently this time of year is “gratitude.” Gratitude is important to those in recovery for various reasons. However, people on a recovery journey are not the only ones who can derive benefits from understanding and practicing gratitude. Learning to practice gratitude yields positive outcomes for our mental health and helps us find a deeper connection with our spiritual wellbeing.

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Lessons from Portugal

In early October, the New York Times put out an article by Austin Frakt about Portugal’s drug policy. Portugal has long been cited by advocates as a country to possibly emulate in terms of their drug law and policy as they have taken a treatment based model toward illicit drug use. Below are some highlights from the article as well as some notes on limitations or factors that need to be explored further. The full article can be accessed here.

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