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5 Misconceptions about Addiction that can be barriers to Recovery

June 4, 2018
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In the current time period, with addiction ravaging much of American society and the opioid crisis keeping addiction in the forefront of society’s minds through media stories and its impact on individuals, families and local communities, it is vital that we identify and overcome some of the […]

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Relapse Prevention: 5 Practical Ways to Support Staying Clean and Sober

June 4, 2015
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The term “relapse prevention” is thrown around a lot within both the addiction treatment industry as well as the recovery communities. Whether it is in reference to the overall cognitive-behavioral approach to identify and prevent high-risk situations for any number of dangerous obsessive-compulsive behaviors, used […]

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Palcohol, the New Form of Powdered Alcohol you Need to be Concerned About

March 24, 2015
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Earlier this month, the product Palcohol (a powdered form of alcohol) was cleared for sale in the U.S. by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). This clearance is a concern for many such as lawmakers, parents, addiction treatment professionals and educators, who see the […]

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Substance Abuse & Mental Health

The Disease of Alcoholism: A bit of history

June 23, 2014
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Since 1952, alcoholism has been classified as a disease by the American Medical Association. Alcoholism and addiction are defined as a chronic, progressive, incurable illness. ASAM (the American Society of Addiction Medicine) defines addiction as the following:

“Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory […]

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