Category : Addiction Medicine

Are Opioids to Blame for the Sharp Rise in...


Are Opioids to Blame for the Sharp Rise in Cocaine Overdoses? Cocaine use has gone down in recent years, yet overdoses are on...

Nadia Buza
12 Dec, 2017
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Too Many Illicit Drugs to Be Able to Keep Track...


[1]Hundreds of new psychoactive substances have emerged in our culture over the past few years; these substances are powerful,...

Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin , DCC,...
08 Dec, 2017
2608

Counseling for Alcoholics


When someone is struggling with alcohol dependency it is difficult to remember how they ended up like that. At some point along...

Marissa Katrin Maldonado
25 Jul, 2017
2465

Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Impacted by...


If your son or daughter has a substance abuse disorder and is given a dual diagnosis for a mental health issue, how do you know...

Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin , DCC,...
26 Feb, 2017
9164

Joy Hacking and the Future of Happiness


I popped the pink pill into my mouth and waited for the expected feelings of ecstasy.  No, the pill wasn\'t the drug XTC,...

Jonathan Robinson, MA, MFT
08 Sep, 2016
5571

Marijuana: Its effects and mechanisms of action


Dr. Darryl Inaba is Director of Clinical and Behavioral Health Services for the Addictions Recovery Center and Director of...

Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD,...
05 May, 2015
5202

International Sportscience Institute


The International Sportscience Institute (ISI) in West Los Angeles has been serving patients locally, nationwide, and...

International Sportscience...
05 May, 2015
5428

The Use and Misuse of Opiates in Pain Management


Addiction: Conditioning the brain for reward             It is estimated that there are million heroin and 3 to 4...

Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD,...
11 Mar, 2015
5054

Medical Professionals at Risk for Substance Abuse


Prescription drug abuse, rampant among all demographics, is also affecting the medical community. A recent review indicates that...

Dan Howard
14 Nov, 2014
5426

Dancing Mindfulness: Taking the Recovery Process...


For many women in recovery, the act of dancing comes with negative charge. Although native peoples have harnessed the power of...

Jamie Marich
04 Nov, 2013
1291

Xanax: A Quick Fix for Anxiety that Can Kill


Xanax is the drug of choice for doctors to prescribe for anxiety, which in recent years has resulted in turning even turning the...

Kenneth Whitfield
04 Nov, 2013
1149

A Cultural Reflection: The Crimes, They Are a...


Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer Mary Masi has been a friend of the recovery community for more than 25 years. On April 11, 2011, she...

Mary Masi, Esq
04 Nov, 2013
2769

Motivational Interviewing


One of the most fascinating things about addiction is that, although it has biological antecedents, it revolves around choice. A...

Steve Davidson
04 Nov, 2013
1243

Trauma and Substance Abuse: Assessment and...


Consider the epidemiological data and the clinical challenges of treating patients who evidence concurrent comorbid psychiatric...

Donald Meichenbaum
04 Nov, 2013
1125

Taming the Wild Horse: Integrating DBT and the 12...


The mind of an addict is like an untamed horse, running wild and full of emotion; it cannot be controlled. DBT and...

Bari Platter
04 Nov, 2013
3388

Using a Web-Based Addiction Education and...


Co-authored by:  Terrence T. Gorski, & Wayne Blampied We live in a time when the need for addiction treatment has never been...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead,...
04 Nov, 2013
845

Reichian Theory, Technique and Applicability in...


Wilhelm Reich was a student of Freud, who departed from psychoanalysis and proposed a different treatment approach called...

Stephan Simonian
04 Nov, 2013
1910

No Brain No Gain: The Impact of...


Thirty years ago, when I first started working in addiction treatment, the average patient was middle age, white, male, employed,...

Kathy Willis
04 Nov, 2013
1247

Addiction Treatment Gets Into Recovery Mode


It’s no secret or surprise that the economy is taking its toll on the addiction treatment business. It can be felt at recovery...

Dean Kraemer
04 Nov, 2013
876

The Core Function of Reports and Record Keeping


As the author of Global Criteria: The 12 Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor- Fifth Edition, I believe in keeping...

John Herdman, , LADC, ICADC
04 Nov, 2013
2605

Twelve Step Programs and Neurobiology: How the...


Why do we so often feel better after attending a twelve step meeting? Why, even on days when we don’t have any huge “ahas”...

Tian Dayton, , TEP
04 Nov, 2013
3071

Bored to Distraction: Ego Depletion, Recovery and...


During the long trek toward sustained sobriety, persistent and sustained boredom is unquestionably the feeling state that the...

McWelling Todman
04 Nov, 2013
1136

On Culture and Addiction


In this article I want to discuss how our culture sets us up for becoming an addict. Before I do it’s important to realize we...

Allen Berger,
04 Nov, 2013
923

Addiction


I have been asked to write about Addiction, to write in plain and simple English not fancy medical or psychological words. ...

Michael Stone, MD
04 Nov, 2013
937
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