Ever wondered what a dual diagnosis means? Should you consider a dual diagnosis for yourself? We explore here.
How is addiction related to self-control? Here we explore how beliefs compel substance abuse. Your participation and comments are welcomed.
What contingency management interventions are most common? And most effective? More about using vouchers, gift cards, and cash in drug addiction treatment to improve outcomes here.
The two proven treatments for OxyContin addiction are long term residential treatment and medication assisted opioid treatment. Learn more about OxyContin addiction therapies here.
What did AA founders believe about alcoholism? The founders of AA believed that addiction is a curable disease. More here.
The nature of addiction is ambivalence. But as therapists, we want to avoid resistance to “change” in our clients. Written for psychologists in clinical practice treating potential addiction, we present three(s) ways to identify motivation, change, and tailored treatment for drug and alcohol abuse clients here.
People addicted to video games often show little motivation for making behavioral changes. So what are the alternatives for effective video game addiction treatment?
Getting out of the victim mentality is an important part of recovery from past trauma. But how can you learn to accept the past and move forward in life without using drugs or alcohol if you are the victim of trauma? More on victim mentality in addiction treatment here.
Addiction is not a crime. On the contrary, drug and alcohol addiction are treatable illnesses. Here we present guidelines for how medical staff can work with and treat addicts. A must read for all medical professionals treating addicts.
Governments that ban opiate substitution therapies often do not understand their uses and applications. Here we present three (3) reasons for the legalization of opiate substitution medications such as methadone and buprenorphine.