Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Recovery

February 19, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Gambling Linked to Two Important Brain Regions

Gambling is a different experience for everyone – for some it’s an exciting adventure that is all about gaining or losing, while for others, it’s an uncomfortable experience that is all about losing money or possessions. And for other people, … Continue reading

February 16, 2016
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How Can the SMART Recovery Program Help You?

SMART recovery stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training, a recovery group program designed to help individuals with problematic behaviors such as addiction, gambling, eating, shopping and more. SMART Recovery is beneficial in helping individuals gain the tools needed to help themselves … Continue reading

February 3, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Coping with Traumatic Events Without Drugs

When a person goes through a traumatic event, they often deal with the mental repercussions of experiencing that event, such as having unwanted memories, nightmares, a constant feeling of anxiety, severe depression, and more. Especially in the world we live … Continue reading

January 28, 2016
by Staff Writer
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The Extended Release (ER) Drug

Extended release (ER) drugs are different from regular medication in that the active ingredients in regular medications are released into the body within about 15 to 30 minutes after it’s taken. But with extended release drugs, the active ingredients are … Continue reading

January 14, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Common Mental Health Disorders with Addictions

Addiction often comes with other common disorders that make the process of recovery much more difficult, as people who experienced comorbidity are forced to face the challenge of fighting multiple internal battles at once—whether its depression, bipolar disorder, or PTSD combined … Continue reading

January 12, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Why People Misuse Meds & Alarming Trends in Drug Use

Information is courtesy of the NCADD – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, INC. People of all ages abuse prescription drugs for a number of reasons, including: To feel good or get high To relax or relieve tension … Continue reading

January 11, 2016
by Staff Writer
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NIDA’s Dr. Phil Skolnick Discusses Intranasal Naloxone

The National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Director of the Division of Therapeutics & Medical Consequences, Dr. Phil Skolnick, gives an overview of the Food and Drug Administration-approved intranasal naloxone.

January 7, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Former NIDA Director on “Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse”

Former NIDA Director, Dr. Alan I. Leshner Addressing the Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse (2000) “When people hear the words “consequences of drug abuse,” they usually think of addiction, crime, and other social disruptions. However, the most immediate, extensive, and … Continue reading

December 11, 2015
by Staff Writer
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What Is Terminal Uniqueness?

In substance abuse treatment, such as in group counseling or in 12 Step Meetings, terminal uniqueness is a term used to describe a feeling an individual has of being extremely different, unique, or very special when it comes to your … Continue reading