Naloxone is a medication that can help reduce opioid overdose deaths and save the lives of thousands of people. What are the benefits and should it be available OTC? Learn more here.
Many people who are addicted to drugs are also diagnosed with other mental disorders and vice versa. But can you treat depression and addiction at the same time? How does it work and is it effective? More insight here.
In this article, we introduce you to some basic Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Strategies you can use when working with clients experiencing addiction issues. More here.
Addiction recovery is an ongoing process that evolves over a lifetime. How can/should a drug rehab alumni program help you stay clean and sober? We explore here.
Mindfulness therapy practices, such as gentle Hatha yoga and mindful breathing, are increasingly integrated into the treatment of addictions. But is mindfulness meditation effective for addicts in recovery? Explore how mindfulness therapy works to treat addiction, here.
A comparison of the risks, side effects, legal status, and abuse potential for both methadone and buprenorphine from expert, Derek Simon, PhD. More here.
People diagnosed with dual disorders often experience more severe and chronic medical, social, and emotional dysfunction. What can you do EVERYDAY to cope? Suggestions from expert Dr. Patel here.
Half of those who seek treatment for addiction meet diagnostic criteria for PTSD. So, does the concurrent treatment of PTSD and/or past trauma positively affect the treatment of substance use disorders? How? We review here.
To help an addict or alcoholic, your role is not to decide on treatment for your loved one. Your role is to guide them towards deciding for themselves. More here on how to effectively intervene and get help for addiction…today!
Generally, outpatient treatment lasts from about three (3) months to a year. But each person is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. More guidelines on treatment timeline here.