We are in a “Golden Age” of addiction research. In recent history, our scientific understanding of how and why addiction occurs is growing in leaps and bounds. Lisa M. Najavits is adding to this knowledge base. In fact, she has developed a counseling prototype to help people facing traumatic events and substance abuse. We interview her in this exclusive Q&A. More here.
Addiction is difficult to address. Sometimes, families try to intervene on their own…to no avail. Often, professional help is required. Dr. Louse Stanger has created a strategy to help professionals get loved ones into treatment. What are the basic tenets of the strategy? She helps provide insight here.
The main goal of any addiction treatment facility is to help people achieve balance in mind and body. In the last two decades, a new form of treatment has been rapidly expanding. Known as “holistic treatment”, this possible key to recovery success focuses on the mind, body, and spirit. What’s it really all about? We’ve asked a clinician who’s practicing holistic therapy to explain more in this exclusive digital interview.
A look into the practice of breathwork for addictions. Check out this Q&A with a long time practitioner of breath practice.
What happens to recovering addicts when treatment ends? This interview outlines best practices and ideas for treatment centers RE: Alumni Engagement. More here!
Technology use and overuse is on the rise. What are some of the main signs of problems with screens, devices, software, games, and the internet? Expert Dr. Lisa Strohman, J.D., Ph.D. reveals symptoms of technology overuse in kids and what we as parents can do about it.
January is National Mentor Month! How can you help Mentor someone in addiction recovery(apart from the 12 Steps)? An interesting look into how addiction treatment alumni can “pay it forward” through Mentorship. More here!
Internet Addiction (IA) Disorder Studies: What do we know? Where are we in our understanding of IA?January 28th, 2017
Are you addicted to the internet? Can you bear to live without being online? In this interview, we take a look at ongoing studies and diagnostic criteria (and their problems)…as well as what the data can tell us.
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.
The face of addiction problems and treatment is changing on a global level. What can Europe’s private addiction treatment centers offer? Find the answers in this interview with Alpine Horizon, a luxury rehab center in Switzerland.