Category Archives: addiction

What Does Recovery Mean to You?

September 22, 2016

September is National Recovery Month, a program sponsored and administered by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). As planning partners for Recovery Month, all of us here at The Academy for Addiction Professionals have an overarching goal of … Continue reading

Financial Stresses and Substance Abuse

September 17, 2015

Stress can cause a myriad of serious psychological and physical ailments. And one of the most prevalent sources of stress revolves around finances. After all, there is usually an escape from home life stress or the daily grind of work … Continue reading

Eminem – A Cautionary Tale of Addiction Replacement

August 12, 2015

Addiction affects the brain in profound ways – many of which we don’t fully understand. A mix of genetic and environmental influences create the perfect storm for the millions of Americans that succumb to addiction and relapse. It is no … Continue reading

Palcohol – A New Plague or More Of The Same?

June 22, 2015

A fresh round of outrage is being leveled at government regulators and alcohol manufacturers alike for a relatively new phenomenon known as Palcohol. Palcohol is the brand name of a powdered alcohol product that promises to give users the ability … Continue reading

The Scourge of Synthetic Marijuana

February 10, 2015

Of the 1.2 million Emergency Room visits related to illicit drugs in 2011, only 28,531 were related to synthetic marijuana or cannabinoids. It may not seem like a big number, but consider that in 2010 there were only 11,406. This … Continue reading

Families – And The Roles They Play

February 4, 2015

“The stones thrown from close-up hurt more than those thrown from afar” “You can choose your friends, but you sho’ can’t choose your family.” ~ Harper Lee There’s no shortage of quotes about families, their issues and dysfunction. And, in many … Continue reading

Technology Addiction: A Real or Virtual Problem?

January 25, 2015

Technology and Internet addiction is a highly debated topic. What is it? What constitutes a Technology/Internet addict? And ultimately, does and addiction to technology really exist? In today’s society, we have become dependent on the technology and the Internet for … Continue reading

Most Who Drink Excessively Are Not Alcoholics

January 23, 2015

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, working alongside The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that 9 of 10 people who are considered excessive drinkers do not suffer from alcohol dependence. For the … Continue reading

Making the Most of Your 2015 Resolutions

January 8, 2015

One of the most valuable concepts that we learn during the course of addiction treatment is how to set goals. And while we set goals throughout the year, there is no time like the New Year to set new and … Continue reading

How To Manage The Holidays

December 15, 2014

The ideal holiday is a time for celebration and being together. For many of us, especially those suffering from substance abuse and/or mental illness, most commonly depression, it can be a stressful time. After all, very few families are the … Continue reading

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