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Prescription opioid addiction, mental health illness and treatment for teens

Prescription opioid addiction, mental health illness and treatment for teens

A featured article from Dr. Lisa R. Fortuna, MD, MPH, expert on teen addiction who helps outline mental health issues for parents. Here, she considers the research on the social and neuro-developmental factors related to teen substance use disorders and mental health, and translates that into everyday language and practical recommendations.

Why is addiction a brain disease?

Why is addiction a brain disease?

A look at the modern research of the brain as related to addiction from contributor and neuroscientist, Derek Simon, PhD. More here.

Positive change in addiction recovery: Falling Up, A Memoir of Renewal (BOOK REVIEW)

Positive change in addiction recovery: Falling Up, A Memoir of Renewal (BOOK REVIEW)

Why EVERYONE who faces addiction (or life’s ups and downs) should check out this very inspiring life story from an eminent interventionist, professor, and family member. More on how to make a positive life change today!

2 Books to read in addiction recovery (18 MUST HAVES!)

Books to read in addiction recovery (18 MUST HAVES!)

A list of 18 books for you to read in recovery. Whether someone you love or yourself are a recovering addict, we have outlined suggestions about self-help literature and books to help you with alcoholism, drugs, behavioral addiction, or co-occurring disorders recovery.

Overcoming addiction with Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

Overcoming addiction with Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

How is Neurolinguistic Programming or NLP applied to the treatment of substance abuse and addiction? Contributor Dr. Janice Walton explains here.

Help for families of substance abusers: Self-help manual (BOOK REVIEW)

Help for families of substance abusers: Self-help manual (BOOK REVIEW)

Are you a friend or family member worried about a drug user? If so, it’s high time to put your focus on you… and learn to live! Read more about how you can start and why you should check out a new book by Carina Bang to guide your way. More here.

Healthful eating in addiction recovery: A meal plan for addicts and treatment programs

Healthful eating in addiction recovery: A meal plan for addicts and treatment programs

Food: the final frontier in addiction recovery? Or something vital to be addressed during treatment. Expert David Wiss, MS, RDN shares with us optimal and suboptimal eating habits here. Then, he offers us a treatment plan alternative! More on healthy eating is just a click away.

1 Approach addiction as what it is, a chronic brain disease

Approach addiction as what it is, a chronic brain disease

The addiction treatment industry’s focus on the 12 Step approach needs an update. More on science based treatments for addiction that ADDRESS THE BRAIN, with a call for your action at the end.

4 The meaning of "One Day At A Time"

The meaning of “One Day At A Time”

How can we heal ourselves in the present moment? By understanding and practising a few daily tasks every 24 hours. More here on the meaning of One-Day-At-A-Time, with a section for your questions at the end.

Tough times in addiction recovery? Getting through adversity 101

Tough times in addiction recovery? Getting through adversity 101

How can you deal with adversity? Three (3) tips on moving through tough times in sobriety here.

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