Shutdown Continues to Threaten Addiction Treatment

It’s impossible to remove politics from subjects like drug and alcohol addiction and their treatment. Government policies often dictate how society handles the problems associated with the illness and often times is also part of funding for those solutions. Government actions have a direct influence on healthcare which is partly why the current shutdown may…

A Possible One Two Punch Against Addiction and Depression

As research continues into the world of addiction, mental health and their interrelationship, new possible pathways for treatment of both continue present promise for the future of successful therapy and that can help people suffering regain control of their sobriety and happiness. Some of this research focuses around Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT), which utilizes medications…

Middle-Aged Women Fatal Overdoses On The Rise

Across the United States, drug addiction, overdose and fatal overdose rates are increasing seemingly by the day. Alcoholism, opioid addiction, heroin use, cocaine abuse, you name it, the statistics leading into 2018 don’t appear to show any signs subsiding. Of the increased usage, the CDC identified one group in particular that has seen a higher…

4 Crucial Tips To Help Your Loved One Through Addiction Rehab

For a drug addict, asking for help is just the first step on their journey towards recovery. It’s more than one person’s burden to get well; they also need the support of friends and loved ones to successfully navigate this important experience. Whether inpatient or outpatient, there are some simple tips that anyone can follow…

Even Forbes Has Concerns About Addiction

The reach of the negative effects of drug addiction know almost know bounds. All too common are stories about health deterioration up to and including death, the estranged families and friends who become unable to handle the addict’s behaviors, not to mention the psychological trauma that an addict endures even as a side effect of…

Contingency Management Therapy (CMT), Is The Expense Worth The Results?

Contingency management behavioral therapy is an attractive behavioral therapy option in many different ways, however some therapists and facilities have said that it is far too complicated logistically to be a very useful form of addiction treatment. Contingency management therapy is a process designed around a kind of reward system that usually involves both negative…