Tag: treatment

  • Naltrexone the addiction cure?

    CNN released a news article a little while back titled “With anti-addiction pill, ‘no urge, no craving‘” that seems to suggest that a cure for addiction has been found. As usual, news reporting on these sort of topics revolves around a kernel of truth, with nice window dressing an a serving of embellishment. While naltrexone, […]

  • Recovery = Abstinence… Or not

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) just release a new definition of “recovery” from mental health and addiction: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. I’ll give you 10 seconds to find a key missing ingredient […]

  • Addiction recovery help by replacement

    It’s difficult, if not impossible, for addicts to eliminate the tendencies that drive them towards addiction. While at times destructive, is it possible to rechannel those urges to more constructive, healthy, and helpful behaviors and activities? We think so. Read on to find out how

  • Evolution of Addiction Treatment – California learning

    Addiction conferences are getting more and more common, and quite a few nowadays showcase the talents of some very knowledgeable, and renowned, addiction experts. Coming from the academic side of things, I’ve been to conferences held by the American Psychological Association, the American Public Health Association, the Society for Neuroscience, and the College on Problems […]

  • A3 Verified Addiction Treatment: Promises West Los Angeles and Malibu

    From the mechanic who fixes your car to the teacher who educates your children, we don’t entrust our money, our possessions or our family to service providers without some assurance that these are trained, capable professionals. So when it comes to one of the most important decisions you will ever make, choosing an addiction treatment […]

  • New drug testing technology? Cocaine and saliva

    A recent development (check it out here) might lead the way to a quicker, more easily administered drug test. Instead of the lab analysis of urine, blood, or other fluids, this recent technology might allow first responders, such as EMTs, to assess a person’s exposure to drugs (prescription and otherwise) by simply dipping this device […]

  • Influential factors in college drinking

    Co-authored by: Jamie Felzer What influences students’ college drinking decisions? Do friends peer pressure them? Do they do it because they are bored? Do they drink to relieve depression or anxiety? Researchers recently tried to answer these questions by surveying college students… 65% of the participants reported having at least one drink in the past […]

  • Loss, but not absence, of control – How choice and addiction are related

    In a recent post the notion that “loss of control” is an addiction myth was raised by our contributing author, Christopher Russell, a thoughtful graduate student studying substance abuse in the U.K. Though I obviously personally believe in control- and choice-relevant neurological mechanisms playing a part in addiction, this conversation is a common one both […]

  • Men and women are not the same: Sex differences in addiction research

    You may not have realized it, but men and women are different. Really. Though the statement may seem like the most unnecessary, obvious, expression since the dawn of time, it’s surprising how rarely the importance of these differences comes up when we talk about addiction. Still, there’s little doubt that if our hormones, brain development, […]

  • Addiction treatment in Vietnam – Beatings and forced labor

    You’ll never think of Cashews in the same way after reading the first few pages of this recent report by the Human Rights Watch group that looked into the abuses in Vietnamese “drug treatment” centers. The detainees in these facilities, whether they checked themselves in voluntarily or were committed after being arrested for using or possessing […]