Category : Chemical Dependency

Balancing Biochemistry for Addiction Recovery


Excerpted from Dr. Hyla Cass’ book: The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free The Biochemical Roots Of Addiction The...

Hyla Cass
19 Apr, 2017
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Reefer Madness: Is Life Imitating Art?


Some of us remember the 1936 film, Reefer Madness. It was intentionally created to be dramatic to capture the audience’s...

Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II
25 Feb, 2017
6865

When Does Drug Use Become Drug Addiction?


There’s a saying about a frog in a kettle: If you throw him into boiling water he’ll reflexively jump out. But, if you put...

Dan Howard
30 Aug, 2014
5289

The Symptom and the Solution


There was an article in the Los Angeles Times a few months ago about addiction. This is not uncommon, but this particular...

Dr. Karen Khaleghi
05 Feb, 2014
5709

The Mindful Eating Diet for Recovery


In our modern recovery programs, there is a gamut of dietary and nutritional offerings coming from the kitchens.  Most are...

Randi Ragan
05 Nov, 2013
1091

The ism or Geriatric Children


“You got no chance, but use it” ~ movie title by Werner Herzog Alcoholism is not about the type of substance used, be it...

Jasmine Rogg, MFT
05 Nov, 2013
1488

Pain Recovery


I just left a group of pain clients at Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC). I have the same experience on a daily basis — that of...

Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM
05 Nov, 2013
1297

Thy Food Shall Be Thy Medicine


Anyone who has worked with people with addictions and particularly challenging mental health issues, such as eating disorders –...

Meredith Watkins
05 Nov, 2013
1399

The Law of Sobriety by Sherry Gaba


When the movie, The Secret, debuted, it generated instant buzz. Everyone wanted to know more and more about this Law of...

Sherry Gaba, LCSW and Life...
05 Nov, 2013
1420

A Relationship of a Different Sort


Father Joseph Martin, a well-known lecturer on alcoholism, said it best: “What causes a problem, is a problem.” I like that...

Angie Carter
05 Nov, 2013
1128

Walking the Tightrope of Pain Management and...


When you live with chronic pain, it can be very frustrating when you aren’t getting the pain relief you want. I know that when...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead,...
05 Nov, 2013
1074

Trigger Events


Most people can tell you what a trigger is and can provide examples of triggers, but very few can tell you what makes a trigger a...

Bob Tyler BA, CADC II, ICADC
05 Nov, 2013
1082

The New Age Addict


Once upon a time there were “drug addicts.” Drug addicts were sleazy, desperate characters we only saw in film...

Stuart Birnbaum
05 Nov, 2013
1169

Is Traditional Recovery the Only Way through...


As a professional in the field of recovery or a recovering addict, have you found that traditional methods regarding recovery...

Sherry Gaba, LCSW and Life...
05 Nov, 2013
1186

Buprenorphine: Is It All We Are Hoping For?


More than 50 million Americans are currently living with chronic pain unrelated to cancer. The costs associated with chronic pain...

Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM
05 Nov, 2013
998

Golden Buprenorphine


When I was asked to write this article about Buprenorphine, I thought, “There is so much out there on the subject. Don’t you...

James W. Golden
05 Nov, 2013
796

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Substance...


Dialectical Behavior Therapy — or as it is most commonly known, DBT — has become an acclaimed, evidence-based therapy for...

Alan Downs,
05 Nov, 2013
938

Rational Thinking and Behavior Is Based On...


The article that follows is an excerpt from my book, A Rational Workbook for Recovery From Addictions – Second Edition. After...

John Herdman, , LADC, ICADC
05 Nov, 2013
1491

The Law of Sobriety


The Law of Sobriety takes the principles of the Law of Attraction and puts them to work for the specific purpose of helping...

Sherry Gaba, LCSW and Life...
05 Nov, 2013
1242

The Legacy of Betty Ford


By making her struggle with alcoholism public, Betty Ford transformed the image of a drug-abusing alcoholic. In doing so, she...

John Schwarzlose, MA
05 Nov, 2013
534

The Marijuana Question: What is a good doctor to...


I am a family medicine doctor with a specialty in Addiction Medicine and I am a clinical research physician. I spend the vast...

Matthew A. Torrington
05 Nov, 2013
556

Laying the Foundation for Cognitive-Behavioral...


During my professional career, I have held deeply to the belief that all people have the capacity for positive change. I see the...

John Herdman, , LADC, ICADC
05 Nov, 2013
1178

Mindfulness, Plus


The treatment world has begun to adopt mindfulness as a tool more and more in the last few years, and, while it is certainly...

Kevin Griffin
05 Nov, 2013
562

From Addiction to Resilience: Tools and...


In the first two articles in this series, I presented the first six of the nine pillars facilitating one’s shift from Addiction...

Stephen Sideroff
05 Nov, 2013
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