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Thomas G. Kimball, PhD

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD
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Dr. Thomas G. Kimball, Ph.D., LMFT, serves as the Director of the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities and holds the George C. Miller Family Regents Professorship at Texas Tech University. He is also a Clinical Director with MAP Health Management, LLC and the co-author of the book, Six Essentials to Achieve Lasting Recovery, Hazelden Press. Follow him @drtomkimball.
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Suicide in America: Understanding the What and Why

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.
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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.
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Differences between Peer Specialists, Alumni Coordinators, and Sponsors

The roles of Peer Specialists, Alumni Coordinators, and Sponsors are complementary and can improve outcomes in substance use disorder recovery.
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Want to Know if You Are Addicted to Your Phone?

Addicted to your phone? Take this easy 10-question self-assessment quiz to help you distinguish addiction from significant use.
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The Benefits of Peer Support Providers in Addiction Treatment

A key benefit peer support providers bring to addiction treatment settings is their lived experience with SUD recovery. There are many more.
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What First Responders Learned from the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis

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.
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The Crisis of Under-treatment of Severe Substance Abuse Disorder

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. 
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Is Cryptocurrency an Emerging Behavioral Addiction?

Some experts have identified cryptocurrency, and the processes involved in obtaining it, as an emerging behavioral addiction.
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Why We Can’t Punish Our Way Out of the Addiction Epidemic

More investment in rehabilitation and less reliance on incarceration and other punitive measures improves outcomes for those suffering from addiction
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The Need to Support Students in Recovery on College Campuses

College is a time when young people begin to use or abuse substances. Collegiate recovery programs offer students in recovery organized, specialized support.
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Is Cancer A Moral Failing? What About Addiction?

Unlike cancer, the disease of addiction carries with it massive stigma because we fail to apply known research & properly categorize addiction as a chronic brain disease.
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Why Some People Struggle with Addiction and Some Do Not

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.