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1 Innovative Discharge Planning for Addiction Treatment Aftercare

Innovative Discharge Planning for Addiction Treatment Aftercare

May 28th, 2018

In reality, life after treatment is when a person’s addiction recovery genuinely begins. Innovative ideas on how to plan for treatment discharge here.

The Legal Status of Marijuana in the U.S. and Implications for Addiction Treatment

The Legal Status of Marijuana in the U.S. and Implications for Addiction Treatment

April 11th, 2018

A look at the implications of increasing legal status of marijuana across the U.S. from the perspective of an M.D. who treats addiction.

1 Is Vaping Addictive?

Is Vaping Addictive?

February 2nd, 2018

Yes, the nicotine found in vaping devices can be addictive. Due to the dramatic rise in e-cigarette popularity, we want to clear the air regarding how e-cigarette devices work and misconceptions about their safety. More on vaping basics here.

3 Myths about Marijuana: How Marijuana Causes Addiction and is Not Harmless

Myths about Marijuana: How Marijuana Causes Addiction and is Not Harmless

October 24th, 2017

A medical explanation of how marijuana is addictive AND causes harm here.

1 Eating Disorders and Addiction: Is There a Connection?

Eating Disorders and Addiction: Is There a Connection?

May 3rd, 2017

A look into the relationship between addiction and eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. And a discussion of their treatment. Take hope!

2 What are the real dangers of drinking & alcohol abuse?

What are the real dangers of drinking & alcohol abuse?

April 19th, 2017

A deep look into the true harms of alcohol problems…with guidance on its identification and treatment. Learn more about what drinking does to you and then take hope! Alcohol problems have the highest treatment success rate. More here.

1 Tips for families coping with addiction around the Holiday Season

Tips for families coping with addiction around the Holiday Season

December 18th, 2016

How can you spot signs of addiction around the Holidays? And how do you act around someone in addiction recovery during the Season? Tips and information from Dr. Harold Urschel, MD here.

2 Neurofeedback as an addiction therapy tool: What’s it really like?

Neurofeedback as an addiction therapy tool: What’s it really like?

November 28th, 2016

Why does neurofeedback treatment have such high success rates in addiction treatment? A review of this high-tech, cutting edge therapy for addiction here.

Healing the addicted family: What is family addiction therapy?

Healing the addicted family: What is family addiction therapy?

October 6th, 2016

Family members ALSO need to get help when an addict loved one receives treatment. Why should the healing process include everyone from the family unit? Get the answer here.

When does an intervention work for a drug addict or alcoholic?

When does an intervention work for a drug addict or alcoholic?

September 11th, 2016

Do you view addiction interventions as opportunities to “gang up” on an addicted loved one? Here is why interventions, if done right, are exactly the opposite of an ambush!

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