Saturday, January 25, 2020

Addiction

DEPRESSION AND RELAPSE UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION AND HOW IT IMPACTS RECOVERY

Depression and Substance Use DisordersDepression is the most common behavioral health diagnosis among adults. An estimated 300 million people around the world suffer from depression according to the World...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MARCHMAN ACT

Families of individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders ask many questions about the Marchman Act. The following are frequently asked questions we receive in our...

THE FIGHT AGAINST FENTANYL – WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW

As the opioid crisis continues to rage on around the country, drugs such as oxycodone, heroin, and hydrocodone have all seen increases in drug overdose deaths in the past...

PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS SHOW PROMISE AS AN EFFECTIVE ADDICTION THERAPY – NO YOU ARE NOT...

One of the greatest sources of consternation in my life is the way our political leaders and lawmakers continue to respond to the greatest drug epidemic the world has...

SEARCHING FOR OUR TRIBE

Although we savor the freedom to be ourselves, and, not withstanding our lifelong quest to be who we will become, we instinctively seek something more. We struggle against autonomy...

SOMETIMES YOU JUST CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE – A REVIEW OF THE...

A few months ago, USA Today ran a damning report titled: “U.S. deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide hit highest level since record-keeping began.” This wasn’t a human interest...

A PAINFUL TRUTH ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RETIREMENT AND ADDICTIVE ILLNESS

During the last three years of my employment as a psychotherapist for a psychiatry program in a busy medical school practice, I found that my pending retirement at age...

POSTSECONDARY TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION IN RECOVERY

Some of the greatest losses for many individuals who have struggled with addiction is the loss of a supportive networks of families, friends, and communities. Since the 1930’s, recovery...

SAVING MYSELF

I walked down the church hallway looking for the support group for parents of addicts. Entering the room, I kept my head down, avoiding eye contact. The room was...

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...

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