Monday, October 21, 2019

Addiction

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...

THE REAL REASONS WHY MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER ARE DYING FROM DRUGS, ALCOHOL,...

Experts break down the top reasons why hundreds of thousands continue to die from these causes with every passing year. In America, a quiet catastrophe...

LIVING BEYOND – WHY STAY SOBER?

WHY STAY SOBER? The struggle of an addict is like non other. For the addict and those intimately involved with the addict, the angst that comes...

LIVING BEYOND – DEBUNKING THE MYTHS AND STEREOTYPES ASSOCIATED WITH ADDICTION

Early on in my career, I had the privilege of working with a variety of addicts and addictive behaviors. As a therapist, I soon discovered that there is a...

PURDUE PHARMA- WHEN WILL JUSTICE BE SERVED?

As a Registered Nurse, if I gave my patient a drug that resulted in their death, I would be held accountable. April 17,2018- one passenger is killed when an engine malfunctions on...

DIFFERENT BEHAVIORS, SIMILAR ISSUES: THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SELF-INJURY AND SUBSTANCE USE

Children as young as 3 years of age are doing it. Adults who do this are 37 times more likely to attempt suicide in a one-year period. You have 12-months to intervene before...

TRUTHS ABOUT BARRIERS TO TREATMENT FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM ADDICTIVE ILLNESS

This business of being a psychotherapist and the mother of an adult son with a co occurring disorder is not easy. My patients and I are slogging through cement all in...

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