Henna Geronimo

Henna Geronimo is a professional writer specializing in behavioral health. She has covered many subjects, from mental illnesses to new developments in mental health treatments. Henna spends most of her time in Los Angeles and Mexico. You can find her enjoying the great outdoors with her bike or diving fins when she's not writing.


What to Do If You Get Addicted to Vyvanse

Vyvanse is a medication prescribed to address attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as binge eating disorders. As a central nervous system stimulant, it enhances the concentration of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. This helps increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD. Despite its therapeutic benefits, there is a growing …

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Importance of Aftercare Programs

Aftercare is an essential part of recovery treatment programs. Aftercare programs include services that help recovering substance-use-dependent persons adjust to everyday life after completing earlier treatment and rehabilitation. Rather than simply leaving the supportive environment of treatment facilities, aftercare programs allow you to transition from higher levels of care back to daily life.  Long-term care …

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Could Ozempic Help Curb Drinking Problems?

Ozempic, a medication originally approved for diabetes management, has shown promise in the treatment of drinking problems. Known for its ability to regulate blood sugar levels, Ozempic’s potential off-label use is garnering attention as research points out that it could impact alcohol cravings and consumption. As alcohol dependence continues to be a significant health challenge …

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How Bullying Can Result in Drug Use

Bullying, a widespread and deeply rooted issue in our society, can leave lasting scars on its victims. While physical injuries might heal, psychological trauma can linger, often pushing individuals toward negative coping mechanisms. Alarmingly, drug use has emerged as a predominant fallout of bullying, casting a dark shadow on the already grave problem. This blog …

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Neuroplasticity: How the Brain Can Heal and Change Over Time

Have you ever heard the old saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”? The brain was seen in a similar light for years – a fixed, unchangeable organ once we reached adulthood. However, recent advances in neuroscience have toppled this long-held belief, unveiling the fascinating world of neuroplasticity. This transformative ability of the …

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“I am so grateful to be an alumni of Roots. Roots took me from my darkest of places, to the brightest and most beautiful part of life I've ever lived. They genuinely care about their clients. You will not be a number or a paycheck here. After discharging in February, I still receive help and words of wisdom whenever needed. Roots helped me battle things I'd been struggling with for over 14 years and finally put them behind me. I love roots with all my heart, and always will.”


“Just got 365 days sober today all thanks to these people at Roots. And saved my marriage.”


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“The most compassionate and knowledgeable staff! Roots Through Recovery offers the best addiction care and treatment available. They use multiple disciplines to cater to a wide variety of clients. Music therapy, art therapy....you name it, Roots has it! Do yourself a kindness and check them out. You'll be glad you did.”