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HOW A MOBILE APP CAN HELP TREAT ADDICTION AND MOOD DISORDERS

Limited access to mental health care is one of the biggest public health problems facing us today. Technology can help us change that. Maintaining your mental...

ADDERALL: WHY IT IS BEING ABUSED AND WHAT WE CAN DO

Modern life bears little resemblance to the lives past generations have lived. Technology has changed, expectations have changed and how we spend our time has changed. In today’s world...

IS CAPITALISM DRIVING AMERICA’S DRUG EPIDEMIC?

Andrea was in her 17th day of addiction treatment for opioids when she was called in to the administration office. She had been through so much at this point,...

CELL PHONES: ADDICTION OR ADAPTATION?

It seems like everyone has thought about, discussed or made jokes about cell phone use being an addiction. We began such a discussion. It began with a conversation about...

LIVING BEYOND – RESIST YOUR IMPULSES AND STAY SOBER

Staying sober should not be about constructing walls to avoid personal temptations, but rather about learning to manage the impulses that lead us to drink. Moreover, the addiction model...

THE CURSE OF THE LOTTERY

Over fifty years ago, the Beatles instructed America’s youth in financial matters of the heart, singing “Money Can’t Buy Me Love.” Years later, then Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke,...

FLORIDA’S MARCHMAN ACT CONSISTENT WITH THE SCIENCE OF TREATING ADDICTION

It is settled science that compulsory treatment or court ordered treatment is an effective tool in assisting individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) to obtain the help they...

IS TOUGH LOVE EFFECTIVE?

On the night of Dec. 12, 1994, in Madison, Wisconsin, Theresa J. McGovern froze to death in a snow bank. She was 45 years old and the mother of...

GENETIC ADDICTION RISK SCORE (GARS®) SCREENING: COMBATIVE EARLY IDENTIFICATION AND INTERVENTION IN FACE...

INTRODUCTION The current opioid addiction epidemic has become a leading public health crisis worldwide. In addition to the significant morbidity and mortality associated with over use, the financial...

YOU CAN’T CANDY-COAT THIS! THE CATASTROPHIC AFFECTS OF SUGAR AND PROCESSED FOODS IN THE...

Why is it that nearly every addiction treatment center in the U.S. has candy dishes strategically positioned throughout the facility? You find these little vessels of sugary delights in...

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