Category: drug abuse

What is Radical Acceptance

What is Radical Acceptance?

There is a lot of talk about acceptance in recovery. Most of the time, we use the terms “acceptance” and “approval” as synonyms. For example, we think that in order to accept ourselves, we must also approve of the mistakes …

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Trauma and Substance Use

Substance use is extremely common in individuals who have trauma. In fact, the 2010 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions showed that almost half of people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have some kind of a substance use disorder, and one …

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Meth Crisis for Teen Brains

Meth Crisis for Teen Brains

My hat is off to the coverage on addiction that US News. This informative article gives parents and educators the critical information needed. The main message: Talk to your kids, athletes, and students, now! According to the article, researchers conducted MRI …

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Sexual Compulsion and Methamphetamine Addiction

Sexual Compulsion and Methamphetamine Addiction

Many people believe that treatment for substance use disorders means that a person simply learns to discontinue the illicit use of a drug or alcohol. However, it is often much more complicated than that. Substance use may be linked to …

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Community for Help with Addiction

People who come to receive treatment at AToN come from a myriad of different backgrounds and cultures.  Most share a common goal or bond, that is their desire to achieve freedom from the life damaging consequences of alcohol and drug use. …

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Do I Have a Problem with Addiction?

It can be difficult to look in the mirror and admit it.  How do you admit that you’ve got a problem that seems so overwhelming? The stigma of the word, “addiction,” is enough to bury your head in the sand. …

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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day 2014

According to the 2006 OAS (Office of Applied Status) report, in 2004 there was an estimated 106,079 emergency department (ED) visits due to drug-related suicide attempts by persons aged 18 or older. Of these, a psychiatric condition was diagnosed in …

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Rise in Overdoses

People are starting to notice a problem. It’s hard not to notice the “heroin crisis,” when celebrities like Philip Seymour Hoffman overdose. It’s hard for parents to ignore when news reports tell us that high school students are helping each …

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