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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


Horse Power

Equine therapy

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The world can be divided into two kinds of people: horse people and non-horse people. The funny thing is, all horses are people horses. Also referred to as horse therapy or equine-assisted psychotherapy, equine therapy consists of direct interactions between people and horses. It is an evidence-based therapy that has shown efficacy in patients with depression, … 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


Types of Alcoholics

Alcohol Addiction Rehab

Thursday, November 2, 2017

If you think you can spot an alcoholic, you may be holding on to an old stereotype. Although there are around 17.6 million alcoholics living in the U.S. – 1 in 12 adults – there is no “typical alcoholic.” They are vastly different in age, socio-economic status, co-occurring psychiatric disorders and family history of the … Continued


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