In this article, Dr. Walton will discuss strategies that minimize risk of relapse during the treatment process. More tips for practitioners here.
Sleeping problems can feed addiction… or be caused by substance abuse. More here on the connection between sleep and addiction. Plus, tips for parents on educating yourself and your teen on best sleep practices.
Is your teenage daughter or son experimenting with cigarettes? Scientists are researching a new nicotine-eating enzyme and say it can be used for smoking prevention and cessation.
A look into the dangers of stress, what it is, and how YOU can cope with chronic, harmful stress in addiction recovery. More on dissolving stress here.
Is addiction the real problem? Or are we dealing with a bigger issue? An exploration of the “chicken” and the “egg” syndrome that is substance abuse disorder. More here.
What can make a person rethink the decision to use drugs? Read more about an interactive idea that a psychotherapist has been testing. Plus, more on the real reasons that drive substance abuse here.
Using too much oxycodone, taking it too frequently or for a longer period of time than prescribed leads to addiction. What are the adverse effects that follow oxycodone addiction and dependence? Learn, here.
Marijuana can stimulate appetite, which can be useful for patients with anorexia. What else is marijuana used for? Find all marijuana uses here:
Yes, heroin can be detected on drug tests. Learn about heroin drug testing, types of tests, detection times, and how heroin test results are verified. More here.
Looking for help for a Ritalin problem? Learn what doe the process of Ritalin addiction treatment includes, and the ways to help yourself or a loved one on their journey to achieving and maintaining sobriety. More here.
Do you have a family member or a loved one who denies their addiction problem? Does it make you feel hopeless or hurt? Check out our book review of "Learn to Thrive" and learn how to deal with these issues today.
Dr. Louise Stanger LCSW is a professional interventionist who counsels families with substance abuse and mental health disorders. More here on how to get over past hurts - like she did - in your personal recovery from addiction.