What is the benefit of an internship in the mental health field?

Mental illness affects millions of people every year, in fact, just over 47 million adults in the US experienced a mental illness in 2018. These numbers make receiving quality mental health treatment vital. Students who want to prepare for a career path in behavioral healthcare will often find it beneficial to explore internship opportunities that…


Is Internet and Video Gaming Addiction real?

What does the word addiction mean? According to Merriam-Webster, it is the “compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (such as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal.” Many people view addiction being associated with substances like food, drugs, or alcohol, but we know that is…

man in shadows myths about addiction lifeskills south florida

The Most Common Myths about Addiction

By: Michelle Quilter, PsyD, CASAC Frequently, individuals that struggle with substance use disorders battle societal stigma and array of misconceptions about addiction in general, often causing a barrier for seeking treatment. There is progress being made to reduce societal judgment and clarify the myths surrounding substance use disorders. Unfortunately, this progress is happening slowly while…

what should you know about opioids? photo of opioids in pink pill bottle lifeskills south florida

What should you know about Opioids?

We are recognizing National Prevention Week, an annual health observance dedicated to increasing the awareness of. and action around, mental health and substance use disorders. Each year different themes are included to focus on major substance use and mental health topics. One of them is Preventing Prescription and opioid misuse. Thinking about this theme, let’s…