The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that 12% of children in the United States live with a parent who either has a drug or alcohol dependency or abuses psychoactive substances. More on the effects of addiction on the entire family here.
Learn about the importance of connecting addiction assessment to detox to treatment. More on the continuum of care and best practices here.
A look at the applications, requirements, and best practices of telehealth in the treatment of chemical addictions.
What are some obvious signs of alcohol problems? How should you act around someone in recovery? More here on spending the Holiday Season with family…and what you can do in cases of alcohol problems.
Why are alcohol problems so prevalent in the U.S.? A look into the factors that drive people to drink…and how addiction treatment can help.
Did you know that drug and alcohol addiction treatment can incorporate medications and genetic testing? Learn how one leading facility uses these tools as integral components of a successful treatment program. More here.
Are you prepared for ongoing talks with your kid about drugs and alcohol? Really good advice on how to get started: what tone to use, what content to discuss, and how to be sure that your message gets through.
EMDR Therapy uses eye movements to directly affect the way the brain processes information and commits it to memory. How can EMDR be used to address substance use disorders? Learn more about EMDR and its application for addiction treatment here.
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.
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.