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Aging and addiction prevention

Aging and addiction prevention

February 28th, 2017

How can you keep the brain growing and avoid negative patterns as you age? A “How To” article from Dr. Louise Stanger provides practical answers here.

Can functional addicts change?

Can functional addicts change?

February 27th, 2017

If someone is really “good” at being an addict, do they ever really need to change? More on how you can cope with a functional addict who never really “hits bottom” here.

Addiction risk factors in the LGBT community

Addiction risk factors in the LGBT community

February 25th, 2017

We cannot overlook two (2) main risk factors faced by Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people: trauma and isolation. Learn more, here.

How to help an OxyContin addict

How to help an OxyContin addict

February 24th, 2017

There are many ways you can help an OxyContin addict. Show support and encouragement. Stage interventions. Or, research treatment resources in your local area. More about what you can do to help a loved one here.

NLP Strategies for working with addiction clients: #1 Building Rapport

NLP Strategies for working with addiction clients: #1 Building Rapport

February 23rd, 2017

Beginning this month, Dr. Walton offers a series of articles based on specific NLP strategies as they apply to counseling with clients experiencing addiction issues. The first strategy Dr. Walton discusses is building rapport. More here.

Crack cocaine addiction treatment: Who seeks help? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Crack cocaine addiction treatment: Who seeks help? (INFOGRAPHIC)

February 22nd, 2017

Treatment for crack addiction is necessary to prevent future health problems, additional costs to the family economic and to society, broken relationships with friends and family, job loss, and other life complications. Who seeks and needs addiction treatment help for crack addiction problem? Learn more in this infographic.

2 Signs of PTSD in teenagers… and how to treat PTSD and addiction

Signs of PTSD in teenagers… and how to treat PTSD and addiction

February 20th, 2017

Any type of traumatic event can lead to PTSD in teenagers. How can you recognize symptoms of PTSD in your teen and seek treatment help? We explain here.

How to help a friend or loved one overcome the stigma of opioid addiction

How to help a friend or loved one overcome the stigma of opioid addiction

February 19th, 2017

Addicts can be hard on themselves...let alone society! Learn what you should do for your friend or family member when they are facing an addiction. More here.

How to best work with addiction treatment alumni? An INTERVIEW with Sierra Tucson

How to best work with addiction treatment alumni? An INTERVIEW with Sierra Tucson

February 17th, 2017

What happens to recovering addicts when treatment ends? This interview outlines best practices and ideas for treatment centers RE: Alumni Engagement. More here!

Physical addiction to Ambien

Physical addiction to Ambien

February 16th, 2017

Are you physically addicted to Ambien? Check the signs and symptoms to see if you may need help.

Valentine’s Day dating in early addiction recovery

Valentine’s Day dating in early addiction recovery

February 14th, 2017

It’s Valentine’s Day. You are in early recovery. REMEMBER: There are many dangers of dating in early addiction recovery. Some ideas on how to put YOURSELF first this Valentine’s Day.

Spotting a gambling problem: How families can identify the main signs

Spotting a gambling problem: How families can identify the main signs

February 26th, 2017

A clear explanation on how to spot a gambling problem in a loved one, from someone who’s been there. More on signs to look for - and what to do - when you suspect a family member has a gambling problem.

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Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of Addiction

February 21st, 2017

I have spent the last ten years of my life considering what it means to be an addict and what it means to have the disease of addiction. A look here at the inconsistencies that I see within this model of addiction, and how it affects those of us who work in the field.

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Staying sober and healthy in addiction recovery: A How-To manual (BOOK REVIEW)

Staying sober and healthy in addiction recovery: A How-To manual (BOOK REVIEW)

February 18th, 2017

Staying sober after you get sober is a real task! How can you navigate the many challenges of living in early recovery? We reviewed “Addiction, Recovery, Change”, a how-to manual that may help you. More on why you might want to add this book to your library here.

Adderall treatment: Who seeks help for Adderall addiction? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Adderall treatment: Who seeks help for Adderall addiction? (INFOGRAPHIC)

February 15th, 2017

As Adderall addiction and abuse rates grow, more and more people are getting admitted to treatment for Adderall substance use problems. Who needs and receives Adderall addiction help in the U.S.? See in this infographic.

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