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MEETING THE TREATMENT WORKFORCE DEMAND: THE VITAL ROLE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADDICTION STUDIES PROGRAMS

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 20.8 million Americans aged 12 or older had a diagnosable substance use disorder (SUD) in the past year. This amounts...
THE PAL STORY

THE PAL STORY

While working with young people in treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, I witnessed first-hand how devastating the disease of addiction is to the entire family. Parents are faced with challenges...
NEW HOPE FOR DEPRESSION

A NEW HOPE FOR DEPRESSION – PART 2 OF 2

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a method that employs magnetism to stimulate small regions of the brain. TMS is a very safe and tolerable treatment with few medical exclusions although there...
RISING ABOVE TRAUMA

RISING ABOVE TRAUMA

When presenting lectures on trauma to patients I often state, “there is no zip code that is immune from tragic experiences.” I work with patients who have suffered trauma and present with...
GASLIGHTING

GASLIGHTING 101: SIGNS, SYMPTOMS, AND RECOVERY

Gaslighting is a malicious and hidden form of mental and emotional abuse designed to plant seeds of self-doubt and alter your perception of reality. Like all abuse, it’s based on the...
DEVELOPING RELAPSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS

DEVELOPING RELAPSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Relapse-prone chemically dependent patients represent forty percent of all private sector patients and eighty to ninety percent of all public sector patients. These statistics drive home an important point. Every treatment...
VALENTINE’S DAY

VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL REPORT: WHERE HAS THE LOVE GONE FOR CHRONIC RELAPSERS?

How chronic relapsers are getting swept under the carpet and what they can do to find sustainable recovery! Years ago a gentleman by the name of Todd (not his real name) enrolled...
SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY RECOVERY MOVEMENT

SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY RECOVERY MOVEMENT: PROMOTING A NEW ERA OF ADVOCACY- BASED VOLUNTEERISM

Individuals struggling with addiction issues face many barriers and challenges that significantly impede upon the recovery process. Discrimination, access to treatment, health insurance, employment, and housing have long-been obstacles to building...
Medicine

DETHRONING THE REIGN OF OPIATES IN CHRONIC PAIN RECOVERY: UNHOOK FROM PRESCRIPTION CULTURE AND...

Hopeless. Depressed. Anxious. Angry. These are just a few of the words an individual with chronic pain knows intimately, a condition experienced by many millions of Americans. Chronic pain affects most Americans...
HOPE FOR DEPRESSION

A NEW HOPE FOR DEPRESSION – PART 1 OF 2

Treatment resistant depression is one of the most crippling and emotionally devastating conditions known to man. The loss of hope in ever recovering from a disease that does not respond to...

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