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Addiction: The Brain Disease

Addiction is a brain disease. The use of alcohol and other drugs causes three abnormal addictive brain responses. These three addictive brain responses make it easy for addicted people to keep...
Brain Development

Adolescents, Brain Development And The Turkey Model

Adolescents and Brain Development For the past five years I’ve overseen an adolescent substance abuse treatment center in southern Turkey, near the Syrian border. The boys are between the ages of 13-20,...

The Power Of Families To Assist In Recovery

Fourteen years ago my community was suddenly overwhelmed by the beginnings of the prescription opiate epidemic. In my thirty-plus years of addiction treatment experience I had never witnessed the speed with...
Rehab

My Friend/Family Member Just Went Through Rehab. How Do I Fit Into Aftercare?

Going through a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program is a life-changing adventure. And it should be. The person who completes rehab is often different from the person starting the program. On...
Holistic Medicine

Holistic Medicine And Why It Should Be Your First Option

Not long ago I experienced some chest pain while I was exercising at the gym. It wasn’t very intense and didn’t last long, but as a precaution I stopped at the...
From Surviving To Transformation

From Surviving To Transformation: Hope, Addiction, Loss, And Trauma (H.A.L.T.)

From Surviving To Transformation, the consequences of surviving trauma are complex, making it difficult to formulate a recovery and treatment plan. The most common defense mechanism, and the toughest one to...
Hand Sanitizers

The New “High”: Hand Sanitizers

Hand Sanitizers responding to germ-conscious consumers with the development of pocket size anti bacterial products, makers have also unwittingly opened the door to a bizarre new trend especially among teenagers: Ingesting...
Basics Of Recovery

Back To The Basics Of Recovery Guidance: Step Twelve

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Basics Of Recovery Guidance:...
trauma

Addiction, Trauma and Transformation: An Invitation To The Soul

Addiction, Trauma and Transformation: An Invitation To The Soul. There have been many developments in addiction medicine over the last few decades that have made us question the effectiveness of old...
Holistic Addiction

Evidenced Based Scientifically Proven Advancements In Holistic Addiction And Mental Health Treatment

Addiction treatment is very personal to me. Nearly thirty-years ago it was me who was having trouble getting free of drugs. My behavior when I was using nearly ruined my life...

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