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Thomas G. Kimball, PhD
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.
Medication-Assisted Treatment is a hotly contested issue in the addiction recovery world, but it is important to know there are safe and effective drugs to treat withdrawal and use for long-term maintenance.
There is growing evidence that certain types of behaviors, especially when accompanied by obsession and compulsion, mirror substance addiction in multiple ways.
For alcoholics, attending a summer party with alcohol could lead to a return to a full-blown relapse into an addictive lifestyle.