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New Hopkins Study Demonstrates Stigma of Drug Addiction Alive and Well

October 2, 2014
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A new study by Johns Hopkins demonstrates that the stigma of drug addiction is alive and well in the American public perception. The study, conducted between October 30th and December 2nd, 2013, polled people about their attitudes towards either mental health or drug addiction. While both mental health […]

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What Is The Disease Model Of Addiction?

September 23, 2014
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There is much controversy surrounding the idea that drug addiction and alcoholism are diseases. While the medical community classified alcoholism as a disease, specifically a “treatable disease”, in 1956 in a vote by the American Medical Association, the debate over whether addiction and alcoholism are diseases or rather […]

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Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Substance Abuse & Mental Health: The Most Common Co-Occurring Disorders

September 3, 2014
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Substance abuse or addiction is a difficult illness to overcome. The literature in 12 Step fellowships refer to the disease of addiction or alcoholism as “cunning, baffling, and powerful” and anyone that has suffered from drug addiction can certainly concede that statement is accurate.

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Expert advice on communicating with your teenagers about drug abuse

July 29, 2014
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This blog post is a reprinting of an article in ExpertBeacon under the “Raising Teens” section featuring Josephine Healy, primary therapist at Lighthouse Recovery Institute in Delray Beach, Florida. Lighthouse Recovery Institute (www.lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com) is a true gender specific addiction treatment center offering long term treatment services […]

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