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This Is How Adult Children of Alcoholics Can Thrive

Jennifer Landis - 9/18/2019 - 0

Adult children of alcoholics can’t go back in time and force their caregivers to make the right choices, but they can seek treatment and advocate recovery.

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Suicide in America: Understanding the What and Why

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 9/10/2019 - 1

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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7 Tips to Help You Deal with an Alcoholic Spouse

Andrew Macia - 9/1/2019 - 161

Living with an alcoholic is traumatic but when you know how to deal with an alcoholic spouse, life can become better. Here are 7 ways to cope.

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Recovery Durability: Addiction Recurrence Risk Lowers to General Population Levels in Long Term Recovery

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 7/29/2019 - 0

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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Rocketman: Reflections of an Addiction Professional

Dan Valentine, Ph.D - 7/2/2019 - 7

An addiction professional reflects on the addiction and recovery narrative of Elton John as portrayed in the hit movie Rocketman.

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Differences between Peer Specialists, Alumni Coordinators, and Sponsors

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 6/11/2019 - 0

The roles of Peer Specialists, Alumni Coordinators, and Sponsors are complementary and can improve outcomes in substance use disorder recovery.

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Substance Abuse & Comorbidity: What You Need to Know

Noah Rue - 5/3/2019 - 0

When people are admitted to substance abuse treatment centers, they must be screened for other physical and mental conditions to get the best care.

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The Hidden Epidemic of Alcohol Abuse: It’s Time For Doctors to Step Up

John Mendelson and Daisy Young - 4/28/2019 - 0

Alcohol abuse in the U.S. is increasing at an alarming rate without a corresponding increase in treatment. It’s time for doctors to step up.

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Want to Know if You Are Addicted to Your Phone?

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 4/24/2019 - 0

Addicted to your phone? Take this easy 10-question self-assessment quiz to help you distinguish addiction from significant use.

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Alcohol, Not Opioids, is America’s Most Abused Substance

Lawrence Weinstein M.D. - 4/23/2019 - 2

Although it’s not nearly as headline-grabbing as the opioid crisis, alcohol abuse in America has reached the level of a public health crisis.

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The Benefits of Peer Support Providers in Addiction Treatment

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 4/1/2019 - 0

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 to Look for in a Quality Sober Living Home

Robert Tropp - 3/29/2019 - 0

A sober living home is an essential step between leaving an intensive substance abuse treatment program and reentering the world on your own.

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