Drug & Alcohol Addiction

What Is Drug And Alcohol Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction refers to the long-term, pathological use and abuse of alcohol or drugs. An individual abusing drugs and/or alcohol has physical dependence on the substance, and will persists in using despite problems arising from their behavior.

Articles About Drug & Alcohol Addiction

A New Twist on a Deadly Problem

A New Twist on a Deadly Problem

A new twist in the evolving opioid epidemic that flared up in regions across the United States a few years ago has clinicians and health professionals like myself hopeful that an end is near. The epidemic, which peaked at claiming 72,000 lives in 2017, has grown to be...

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Dear Readers: Reflections on the Past Year

Dear Readers: Reflections on the Past Year

Dear Readers, Recently a friend sent me these words of wisdom. It moved my heart and so reflected how I felt about this year that I have chosen to start of this blog with these words. “A lot can happen in a year. People die. You outgrow old friends and get tired of...

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Addiction Unlimited Podcast: Dr. Louise Stanger

Addiction Unlimited Podcast: Dr. Louise Stanger

Listen to Dr. Stanger's visit on the Addiction Unlimited podcast with Angela Pugh, where they discuss addiction, recovery and how interventions are an invitational process. frameborder="0" scrolling="no" Click here to enjoy the full podcast on...

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Good Times at The Blanchard Institute

Good Times at The Blanchard Institute

Question: What do yo-yos, baby sharks, bowling, virtual reality, basketball games, and behavioral health care professionals have in Common? Answer: Ward Blanchard-- innovator, inspirer and collaborator. Little did I know when life took a side turn and I traveled to...

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Pot Party At 72?

Pot Party At 72?

Can you believe I was invited to a pot party at 72? Today I experienced a first. I was invited to a pot party. Not just any party, a high school reunion party. It started out harmless. One kind fellow from my high school offered his beautiful home to host a Southern...

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Aging in the Time of the Silver Tsunami

Aging in the Time of the Silver Tsunami

A recent client of mine, Stacey, was ambivalent about seeking help for her mother, Catherine. She wasn’t sure how to approach the issue. Stacey, a busy mom herself with four kids, a husband and a side career didn’t have time to deal with what was developing with her...

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