Articles in Addiction

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by Dr. Stefan Kantrowitz on August 19, 2019
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence
by Dr. Stefan Kantrowitz on August 19, 2019
Treatment for opioid dependence needs to be comprehensive as the effects of opioid withdrawal affect the whole person. Physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms need care during the sensitive time of withdrawal in order to prevent relapse.... Read full article
by Shoshana Schwartz on June 10, 2019
Codependency and Enabling Behavior
by Shoshana Schwartz on June 10, 2019
In terms of addiction, codependency occurs when one person, such as the addict's spouse or other family member, has learned or believes that the love they receive from the addict is contingent on allowing the addict to behave in a certain way. ... Read full article
by J.D. Murphy, LMFT on May 23, 2019
What underlies your addiction? Consider trauma/PTSD
by J.D. Murphy, LMFT on May 23, 2019
PTSD and trauma are well-known risk factors for both alcohol and drug use. Many people with PTSD use substances to self-medicate their symptoms.... Read full article
by Dr. Kieran Ayre on May 23, 2019
From Career to Stay at Home Mom, Risk for Alcohol Abuse?
by Dr. Kieran Ayre on May 23, 2019
The excitement and joy of having kids are no doubt one of the most satisfying things we get to experience. However, motherhood also brings many, unexpected challenges. And the shock of going from living the life of a successful career woman to the st... Read full article
by Dr. Kieran R. Ayre on November 14, 2018
Aftecare and Sober Living After Detox
by Dr. Kieran R. Ayre on November 14, 2018
Recovery doesn’t end after detox. There are two phases of withdrawal. The first is physical, the second is the bio-psycho-socio aspects of addiction. Aftercare and sober living are a necessary part of ongoing recovery.... Read full article
on August 16, 2018
Demi Lovato's Relapse: Is Addiction A Lifelong Disorder?
on August 16, 2018
Demi Lovato has been honest and open about her struggle with addiction. The article looks at relapse rates of addiction, treatment options, and what makes long-term recovery likely.... Read full article
by Dr. Terry Crump on November 06, 2017
How Flexible Are You?
by Dr. Terry Crump on November 06, 2017
Do you get stuck in the same patterns, or are you flexible enough to cope with the ebb and flow of your life? Increasing your psychological flexibility holds the key to feeling less vulnerable to our changing emotions and circumstances.... Read full article
on August 15, 2017
Prescription drug abuse
on August 15, 2017
Often, people incorrectly assume that prescription drug abuse is relatively harmless, since, unlike street drugs such as heroin and cocaine, prescription drugs are legal and highly regulated.... Read full article