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Alcoholism Treatment

What Is the Role of Aftercare in Addiction Treatment?

On This Page: Intensive Outpatient Programming Finding the Right Balance Next Steps For individuals completing a stay in residential treatment, the idea of tackling “what’s next” in sobriety can seem overwhelming. After 30 or even 60 days of immersive treatment, the recovering person’s world suddenly opens up, brimming with possibility — and an inundation of … Continue reading What Is the Role of Aftercare in Addiction Treatment?

February 22, 2018

Alcoholism Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment: Is It a Secret Weapon Against Alcohol Dependency?

On This Page: What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment? The Ongoing Stigma of Alcohol Addiction Three Medications That Can Help Alcohol Addiction Finding the Right Treatment Plan Alcohol use disorder affects more than 15 million adults in the United States, according to the most recent stats from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.1 An … Continue reading Medication-Assisted Treatment: Is It a Secret Weapon Against Alcohol Dependency?

December 22, 2017

Alcoholism Treatment

Scientists Are Testing Ketamine as a Treatment for Alcoholism

On This Page: What Exactly Is Ketamine? Ketamine as a Solution for Alcoholism Research has helped us to gain a better understanding of addiction while providing the opportunity to develop new, innovative and more effective ways of treating this deadly disease. Through observation and study, we’ve amassed a plethora of different treatments and therapeutic techniques … Continue reading Scientists Are Testing Ketamine as a Treatment for Alcoholism

September 27, 2017

Addiction Recovery

The Science Behind How Specialized Addiction Treatment Can Help LGBT Individuals

When it comes to finding a path to recovery and staying on it, people tend to be more successful when aided by trained mental health and addiction treatment professionals, even if the process of getting sober really is about self-discovery. On This Page: Meth Use Is Rampant Among Gay, Lesbian Communities Shame Works Against the … Continue reading The Science Behind How Specialized Addiction Treatment Can Help LGBT Individuals

June 13, 2017

Addiction Recovery

Are There Scientific Processes Underlying the 12-Step Recovery Method?

On This Page: Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Explain the 12-Step Method Positive Psychology as the Gateway for Spiritual Renewal Sponsorship and the Process of Mirroring The Neurological Effects of Storytelling When it comes to the current conceptualization of addiction, most would subscribe to the compelling disease model, which decidedly states that addiction is a chronic, … Continue reading Are There Scientific Processes Underlying the 12-Step Recovery Method?

December 29, 2015

Alcohol Addiction

Impulsivity in Alcohol Addiction Treatment: Control the Urge to Drink

Past studies have shown that issues of impulsivity are often problematic for alcoholics, but according to a new study published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, a number of psychosocial factors may play a part in the development of impulsivity.[1] It was noted that alcoholics who have experienced at least one of the following … Continue reading Impulsivity in Alcohol Addiction Treatment: Control the Urge to Drink

March 22, 2013

Alcohol Abuse

Should Alcoholic Patients Go to the ER or to Treatment?

Alcoholism requires treatment. This treatment comes from a variety of experienced, specialized medical and mental health professionals. It comes in a range of treatment settings and intensities. While many people are convinced they can quit on their own when they are ready, the fact that they haven’t yet done so reveals just how difficult this … Continue reading Should Alcoholic Patients Go to the ER or to Treatment?

February 11, 2013

Addiction Recovery

What Happens When a Drug- or Alcohol-Addicted Couple Seeks Treatment?

On This Page: Recipe for Success as a Couple in Drug or Alcohol Recovery Be Wary of Attempts to ‘Eliminate the Witness’ We often only hear about one family member struggling with addiction while everyone else tries to intervene and provide support. However, it is not uncommon for couples to be struggling with a substance … Continue reading What Happens When a Drug- or Alcohol-Addicted Couple Seeks Treatment?

August 31, 2012