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Thomas G. Kimball, PhD
Pornography acts like a drug in the brain and can become very powerful, particularly for some individuals in whom brain region activation is similar to craving and drug cue reactions for alcohol, cocaine, and nicotine.
For those in recovery desperate to rebuild trust with their loved ones, drug testing offers a means by which they can provide proof to the world they are in recovery and moving forward.
Take this simple self-assessment quiz to help you distinguish cell phone addiction from significant use. If you are, you are not alone and there is help available.
One of the crucial things missing within the substance abuse treatment space is longitudinal outcomes data that documents the success or failure of a given treatment plan for a given person. Such data could be used improve individual patient outcomes and advance the field.
We must apply clinical and payment models to the treatment of addiction that acknowledge that it is a chronic condition that requires treatment for months and sometimes years.
Self-harm may be an individual’s powerful symbol of wanting to live, but not knowing how to cope with the stress, trauma, and strong emotions of life.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Our nation is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic.”
Science has confirmed that addiction is a chronic brain disease and relapse can and does happen. Relapse is not a character flaw—recovery can be achieved again.
Mental illness is common and, for many, it feels like they are fighting a monster-like power that wants to suck the life and light out of them. They need to know that help is available.
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