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Gabapentin may be another weapon to help fight alcohol dependence

A few weeks ago, I tore a hamstring playing volleyball. Some may argue that I’ve gotten too old to play like I was, but that’s another story all together. 439 more words


Bapp, Abena and their Children (UBC July, 2014)

Identifying elements of this family have been altered for privacy reasons.  However, the ‘story’ is typical of clients referred to our service which provides drug and alcohol counselling and some parenting support, for parents who have identified their substance use has affected the family functioning.   623 more words

Reflective Work Journal

Evidence-Based Treatments of Addiction

Charles P. O’Brien

FOCUS 2011;9:107-117.

Both pharmacotherapy and behavioural treatment are required to relieve the symptoms of addictive disorders. This paper reviews the evidence for the benefits of pharmacotherapy and discusses mechanisms where possible. 6,196 more words


"Penn Foundation rededicates expanded inpatient facilities for drug, alcohol recovery"

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This June 24, 2014 Montgomery Media article and video on the Montgomery

yNews.com website talks about the re-dedication of an inpatient treatment facility for helping people with addictions not just with getting into recovery from their addiction, but the facility is also equipped to aid with mental health needs of the person and their family members. 42 more words

Mental Health

Greg Gutfeld Was Right: ‘Cool’ Kids More Likely to Have Problems Later in Life

For TIMEEliana Dockterman writes: Growing up, movies taught us that being popular in high school wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The nerds and losers in… 438 more words


A summary of the stages of Addiction

One morning as I ran, a caterpillar crossed my path. I noticed it because caterpillars are creepy looking to me. Plus, they’re sluggish and live with the sole purpose of gaining weight and I admit that I’m a bit jealous of that purpose. 595 more words


Like it or not, fighting Addiction is everyone's war

Among the challenges I face in attempting to educate people is their strict adherence to what they think they know. Popular culture provides certain myths that become adopted as though they’re facts – without little reflection or testing about the basic truth of the myth. 478 more words