Category Archives: addiction

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

The State of Substance Abuse in The US

December 8, 2014

To coincide with national recovery month the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA released a report on the breadth of substance abuse and mental illness in United States. The report shows both some alarming statistics as well … Continue reading

Newly Popular THC Product Hitting The Market

September 1, 2014

As we’ve seen more and more often lately, those looking to stay ahead of drug enforcement are coming up with novel ways to deliver commonly abused drugs. A newly popular phenomenon revolves around a concentrated delivery of THC (the psychoactive … Continue reading

Recovery Coach Course Launching Soon

July 7, 2014

The Academy for Addiction Professionals is excited to announce launch of our Recovery Coach Training course. Since the family unit is most often effective and affected in the recovery process, students will take Family Recovery Coaching that focuses on mending the problems that addiction … Continue reading

Psychological Effects of Obesity

December 4, 2012

By Dr. Muhammad Feteiha, Advanced Surgical Associates Understanding obesity means much more than calorie counting and exercise regimens. Yes, the results of obesity are most visible in someone’s physical presence, but the psychological effects of obesity are downright insidious.

Substance Abuse Counselor Responsibilities

October 31, 2012

Becoming a substance abuse counselor is a long process and rightly so. Remember, counselors have a very real responsibility to their clients and as such must be well trained and experienced. If you have looked at the certification requirements on … Continue reading

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