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Resources to stem the tide of Substance Abuse and Addiction

Here in Northern New Mexico, it’s hard to go a week without learning of another young person succumbing to drug and/or alcohol addiction. So, rather than write anything, I thought I’d provide some contacts that may be able to help disrupt the insidiousness of substance abuse and addiction. 149 more words


3 questions to ask when measuring an addiction

Before I leave the Earth, I anticipate saying that fear is the shackle that locks an addiction into place about a million more times. In a conversation I had last night, someone analogized someone addicted to heroin to someone addicted to alcohol. 515 more words


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