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Post-Retirement Addiction and Its Treatment

Post-Retirement Addiction and Its Treatment

April 6th, 2017

Why are we seeing an increase in additive disorders in the 50+ Baby Boomer generation? What can be done about it? A look into recent trends in addiction, and how they can be resolved. More here.

6 Neurofeedback treatment for addiction: Teaching the brain to self-regulate

Neurofeedback treatment for addiction: Teaching the brain to self-regulate

April 5th, 2017

Neurofeedback can be used to reward the brain and nervous system the way drugs and alcohol do. How does it work for addiction treatment? Is it effective? Find out here.

Ritalin detox timeline: How long to detox from Ritalin?

Ritalin detox timeline: How long to detox from Ritalin?

April 3rd, 2017

Acute Ritalin detox usually lasts for 3-5 days. But most of the symptoms should resolve within 2-3 weeks after your last use. Get a better picture about Ritalin detox timeline and schedule, here.

Opioid Prescription Laws: How One “Guilty” Verdict Could Change Everything

Opioid Prescription Laws: How One “Guilty” Verdict Could Change Everything

April 2nd, 2017

How can doctors responsibly prescribe opioid medications to patients? A review of a landmark case from 2015 AND recommendations from former DEA Special Agent, Warren Rivera, here.

Smoking Spice

Smoking Spice

April 1st, 2017

What does smoking Spice feel like? You will definitely feel a ‘high’, but at the same time you risk experiencing dangerous and even life-threatening consequences. More about smoking Spice, here.

How to assess addiction using NLP Strategies

How to assess addiction using NLP Strategies

March 31st, 2017

How can clinicians begin to look at addiction FROM A CLIENT’S PERSPECTIVE? A brief review of 4 strategies - Outcome Specification, Logical Levels, Positive Intent, and Meta Model Questions - that can help the counselor understand the problem from the client’s perspective and identify the most effective treatment approach. More here.

Cocaine addiction help: Who needs treatment? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Cocaine addiction help: Who needs treatment? (INFOGRAPHIC)

March 29th, 2017

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that about 584.000 people have sought treatment for a cocaine problem within the past year. Check out this infographic to learn who needs and seeks cocaine addiction treatment help in the U.S.

2 Rehab cocaine addiction: When to choose inpatient vs. outpatient

Rehab cocaine addiction: When to choose inpatient vs. outpatient

March 28th, 2017

Looking for cocaine rehab treatment? Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of inpatient vs. outpatient treatment settings. Then, make the best choice for yourself. More on treatment options here.

7 How to stop taking Ativan?

How to stop taking Ativan?

March 26th, 2017

The best way to come off Ativan is to consult your doctor about it FIRST. Stopping abruptly can be dangerous and can cause a number of unpleasant withdrawal effects. Read this article to find out how to safely stop using Ativan.

1 How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Substance Use Treatment: A Counselor’s Opinion

How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Substance Use Treatment: A Counselor’s Opinion

March 25th, 2017

The legalization of marijuana makes many addiction treatment professionals uneasy. Here, we get an insider’s look into how recent changes in policy can/will impact the addiction industry as a whole. A timely and important commentary here.

Can you get addicted to Valium?

Can you get addicted to Valium?

March 23rd, 2017

You can get addicted to Valium if you take the medication for its effects on the brain. Learn more here about how Valium addiction is formed. By the end of the article, you should be able recognize the signs and symptoms of addiction. Questions are welcomed at the end.

The face of alcoholism: Who drinks alcohol? (INFOGRAPHIC)

The face of alcoholism: Who drinks alcohol? (INFOGRAPHIC)

April 4th, 2017

With 1 in 17 Americans abusing alcohol in the U.S., more than 10% of U.S. children live with a parent with alcohol problems. What is the face of a typical alcohol drinker? Learn in this infographic.

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Women’s issues in addiction recovery: An INTERVIEW with Jocelyn Grant

March 30th, 2017

When addiction treatment programs end, there is a long period of adaptation that can be stressful to navigate, especially for women. Here, we interview a woman committed to meeting the need for women’s sober homes…more here!

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Heroin effects

March 27th, 2017

Serious problems manifest in the brain and body of heroin users. The immune system is in danger, plus heart and respiratory complications are common. More on the effects of heroin here.

4Early Warning Signs of Personality Disorders Among Teens

Early Warning Signs of Personality Disorders Among Teens

March 24th, 2017

Are you worried that your teen is exhibiting signs of a mental health problem? Here is how you can recognize Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in your teen.

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