Blog Posts - Addictions



Know Your Causes of Addiction for Successful Recovery

Drug or alcohol addiction is a chronic mental illness, which impairs brain functioning. It is characterized by compulsive and uncontrollable addictive behaviors, which may result in severe health consequences. Substance addiction has biological, psyc...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 9, 2016

Neurofeedback – What Kind of Changes Can Happen?

Below is a sampling of neurofeedback-based changes my clients have reported Sleeping through the night instead of waking up two or three times Having more fun being with their children. “They don’t get to me as much.” Worrying less...
by New York Neurofeedback Blog on Aug 22, 2016

What Are the 5 Most Addictive Drugs?

According the a panel of addiction experts, here are the top five most addictive drugs. Heroin Cocaine Nicotine Barbiturates Alcohol Click HERE to learn what these addictive drugs do to your brain. The post What Are the 5 Most Addictive Drugs? appea...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 3, 2016

U.S. Surgeon General on Combating the Addiction Epidemic

The amount of people in America addicted to prescription opioids is about two million. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy calls this epidemic the “most important public health challenges of our time.” He sat down with Huffington Post‘...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 29, 2016

How to Identify A High-Functioning Addict

While their is a common misconception that someone who is struggling with addiction is easily recognizable, the truth is that some people are high-functioning addicts, meaning they can manage a job and daily responsibilities but still struggle with...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 27, 2016

Daniel Radcliffe Talks About Maintaining Sobriety

Now three years sober, Daniel Radcliffe opens up about his alcohol addiction, relapse, and his road to recovery in an interview with Telegraph. Although he never drank on the job, Radcliffe admitted in a previous interview to showing up under the in...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 6, 2016

Men Tend to Wait Longer Before Seeking Addiction Help

According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA), the time between the start of substance use and the first admission for getting treatment is longer for men than it is for women. The average length of time was 16.5 yea...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 5, 2016

Finally. Research Validates What I Knew Already About Childhood Trauma and Addiction.

. A Guest Article By PsyPost.org  … Childhood abuse and chronic parental domestic violence linked to later addiction. BY UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ON JUNE 2016 “Adults who have drug, alcohol, or gambling dependence have experienced very hig...

QUESTIONS ABOUT WORKING WITH AN EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT

What is an educational consultant? An educational consultant is a professional who assists parents with their children, teens and / or young adults. Educational consultants are skilled in helping parents find addiction treatment programs, college pre...
by Horizon Family Solutions on Jun 30, 2016

Are You Interested in an e-Book That Lists AAP Covered, Insurance Covered, Low Cost, Medicaid Covered, No Cost, Non-Profit, Residential Treatment Programs?

In 2007 I published a PDF File Book that covered the entire United States and listed residential treatment programs and schools that were AAP covered, covered by insurance, were low-cost, Medicaid covered, non-profits, and some were even no cost to &...
by Horizon Family Solutions on Jun 19, 2016

Research Finds that Those Who are 65 Years and Older Binge Drink

When you think of binge drinking you might think of those between the ages of 18 and 24 participating in this kind of behavior. And it is certainly true that young adults make up the largest percentage of the population who binge drink. However, acco...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 17, 2016

UNDERSTANDING INTERVENTION

Intervention derives from the Latin word intervenire, meaning “to interrupt or come between”. Although interventions are most commonly used in behavioral health as a way for families and loved ones to address alcohol/drug addictions and substance...
by Horizon Family Solutions on Jun 17, 2016

Admitting Powerlessness Doesn’t Mean You’re a Bad Person

Nobody likes to admit they are wrong. And nobody likes to admit that they have a problem with alcohol and drugs. However, an addiction exists when a person simply cannot stop using drugs or drinking. This has nothing to do with being right or wrong o...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 22, 2016

U.S. Surgeon General Addresses UNGASS 2016 on Addiction

U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, addressed UNGASS 2016 about the war on drugs in the U.S. In his speech, he talks about addiction being a public health problem which requires a public health solution. Murphy said, “Addiction is a chroni...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 21, 2016

New Hampshire Bill Proposes Drug Take-Back Sites

A new bill was introduced in New Hampshire which proposes the idea of drug take-back sites, places where illegal drugs could be turned in without criminal prosecution. The bill has already passed the House and is now being reviewed by Senate. Both h...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 18, 2016

Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Her Alcohol Addiction

Elizabeth Vargas, 20/20 anchor, first opened up about her struggle with alcohol addiction after getting out of rehab in 2014. She later relapsed and returned to rehab once more. Vargas said, “As so many other recovering alcoholics know, overcom...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 8, 2016

A Special Guest Author Article ~ By Author, Dr, Kevin T Coughlin on “Eating Without Emotions.”

Welcome Recovery Friends and Readers, Today we have a fantastic Guest Author and Featured Article about Eating Disorder. We all know addiction is addiction no matter the type. But I find there can be different components to the behaviors and habits t...

Illicit Drug Use Has Led to More and More Drug Overdose

There are important reasons why experts track the rates of drug use, alcohol use, addiction, and overdoses throughout the country. It provides them with useful information that they can use to help prevent further drug use and deaths in the future. S...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 7, 2016

Obama’s New Plans to Reduce Opioid Abuse

The annual National RX Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit was held on March 26, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. President Obama joined with recovery and medical professionals, low enforcement officials, and other leaders to announce additional actions that will...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 4, 2016

Neurofeedback for Mental Health

Early this year the Wall Street Journal published an article called Brain Training for Anxiety, Depression and Other Mental Conditions. (You have to be a subscriber to access the full article.) I’m happy to see neurofeedback getting this kind...
by New York Neurofeedback Blog on Apr 4, 2016


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