Drug Addiction

What to do when your spouse needs addiction treatment

Spouse Addiction

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

When someone needs treatment, their spouse usually knows it. They’ve done the research, observed the behavior, given the ultimatums. They’ve noticed the person they fell in love with no longer acts the way he or she used to, no longer does the things he or she once enjoyed. They’re missing work and family commitments, stealing … Continued


Eagala and Addiction

Addiction

Monday, February 26, 2018

by Kelsey Kirkwood (MA, LADC) and Lynn Moore (MA, LADC), Acres for Life Therapy and Wellness Center (Minnesota) One of the first things counselors are taught in school is the value of individualized treatment planning. Taking into consideration evidenced-based practices and approaches, as well as customizing a plan specific to the individual being treated, is … Continued


When ED and Substance Abuse Co-Occur

Eating Disorder Treatment

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Many people with ED—eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), binge eating disorder—show a tendency toward substance abuse disorders, requiring a special level of diagnosis and treatment. In the groundbreaking 2003 study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, Food For Thought: Substance Abuse … Continued


Adderall: Addiction for the Motivated

Adderall Addiction Therapy

Monday, November 27, 2017

Among drug addictions, Adderall addiction is an outlier. People don’t typically abuse Adderall to relax or get high—the drug is typically used to stimulate concentration and enhance productivity. For this reason, those most likely to abuse Adderall do not match usual “druggie” or “drunk” stereotypes. It’s a drug that is typically prescribed to children who … Continued


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