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Thomas G. Kimball, PhD
No one factor is the 'cause' of addiction. There are multiple culprits, all complex and complicated. They are biological, psychological, & social in nature. The 'cure' for addiction must be equivalent in complexity & holistic to tackle all three dimensions. Anything less will result in poor outcomes & more suffering.
Porn acts like a drug in the brain activating regions involved in drug, nicotine, & alcohol cravings. This is what makes pornography so powerfully addictive
Random drug testing inflicts psychological harm on people with addiction and impedes their recovery. Here are three steps we can take to stop this practice.
If we want to reverse the growing trend of suicide in America, we have to take a hard look at the underlying causes, including links to the addiction crisis.
Recovery Durability: Addiction Recurrence Risk Lowers to General Population Levels in Long Term Recovery
Individuals who engage in extended SUD recovery for an average of 5 years are statistically equal to being diagnosed with a substance use disorder compared to the average American.
The roles of Peer Specialists, Alumni Coordinators, and Sponsors are complementary and can improve outcomes in substance use disorder recovery.
Addicted to your phone? Take this easy 10-question self-assessment quiz to help you distinguish addiction from significant use.
A key benefit peer support providers bring to addiction treatment settings is their lived experience with SUD recovery. There are many more.
First responders on the front line of the opioid crisis have learned that substance use disorders are not a matter of will power or bad decisions.
Here are some of the reasons why it is so difficult for those who suffer mental health and/or severe substance use disorder to access appropriate treatment.
Some experts have identified cryptocurrency, and the processes involved in obtaining it, as an emerging behavioral addiction.
More investment in rehabilitation and less reliance on incarceration and other punitive measures improves outcomes for those suffering from addiction