Category : Chemical Dependency

Prescription Drug Addiction: Putting “Dirty...


Time to pick up your remote, find the Oxygen Channel and watch Season 2, Episode 5 of “License to Kill” (also available...

Joan Borsten
10 Sep, 2020

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

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

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...

Dan Howard
30 Aug, 2014

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...

Dr. Karen Khaleghi
05 Feb, 2014

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

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...

Jasmine Rogg, MFT
05 Nov, 2013

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 —...

Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM
05 Nov, 2013

Thy Food Shall Be Thy Medicine


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

Meredith Watkins
05 Nov, 2013

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 Licensed...
05 Nov, 2013

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...

Angie Carter
05 Nov, 2013

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...

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

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...

Bob Tyler, BA, LAADC, ACRPS,...
05 Nov, 2013

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

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...

Sherry Gaba, LCSW Licensed...
05 Nov, 2013

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...

Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM
05 Nov, 2013

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...

James W. Golden
05 Nov, 2013

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Substance...


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

Alan Downs,
05 Nov, 2013

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....

John W. Herdman, , LADC
05 Nov, 2013

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 Licensed...
05 Nov, 2013

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,...

John Schwarzlose, MA
05 Nov, 2013

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...

Matthew A. Torrington
05 Nov, 2013

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...

John W. Herdman, , LADC
05 Nov, 2013

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

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