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Abuse Vs. Addiction: What’s the Difference?

Abuse Vs. Addiction: What’s the Difference?

June 6th, 2017

A look at the clinical definitions of “substance abuse” and “addiction” with signs of each. Plus, a section on the myths and truths related to using drugs. A basic primer for curious readers here.

Correctional Officers at Risk: The link between Stress, Trauma and Addiction

Correctional Officers at Risk: The link between Stress, Trauma and Addiction

May 23rd, 2017

Are you a Correctional Officers looking for addiction help? One program targets your needs precisely. More about the First Responders Program here.

Why the LGBT Community needs unique addiction treatment

Why the LGBT Community needs unique addiction treatment

March 21st, 2017

People in the LGBT Community who struggle with addiction need customized addiction treatment. Why? We explore. More on best practices in addiction treatment here.

Substance abuse and aging: Are my retired parents addicted?

Substance abuse and aging: Are my retired parents addicted?

March 2nd, 2017

Are you worried that a parent or grandparent may be slipping into an addiction? Signs of addiction in older people can be identified…and treated! Expert Interventionist Dr. Louise Stanger will show you how…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.

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

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.

3 How to break addiction habits

How to break addiction habits

February 13th, 2017

Can a new, healthy habit help you end a chemical addiction to a drug? More ideas about how new habits can replace old ones in addiction recovery.

1 Why do people start using alcohol or drugs? How can you help an addict quit?

Why do people start using alcohol or drugs? How can you help an addict quit?

January 12th, 2017

An off-script Q&A about the biological reasons for drug use…and its treatment! An interview with Dr. Jim Tenney, Ph.D, the Clinical Director of Desert Hope, a premier addiction treatment center located in Las Vegas, NV.

Can expressive writing help treat substance use disorders and addiction?

Can expressive writing help treat substance use disorders and addiction?

December 8th, 2016

Expressive writing has been used over the past 30 years to improve physical and mental health. How can writing be applied to addiction treatment? A review of a book that can teach you how to use expressive writing to overcome addiction here.

Is private luxury addiction treatment a new necessity?

Is private luxury addiction treatment a new necessity?

November 29th, 2016

Private addiction treatment clinics are providing service(s) to meet the treatment gap between detox and long-term sobriety when the overcrowded public sector cannot keep up. Should you opt for a luxury destination treatment for addiction? More in this interview.

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