Category Archives: addiction

The Dangers of Addiction Transfer

August 5, 2012

Addicts and substance abusers who are able to leave drugs in the rear view mirror have scaled one of the most difficult challenges they will ever face in their lives. Their efforts are to be commended and they should be … Continue reading

Understanding Addiction In those Suffering from Obesity

June 12, 2012

By Dr. Matthew Lublin, Bariatric Surgeon As a bariatric surgeon, many patients come into my office wanting to lose a significant amount of weight, thinking that once the weight is gone, all their problems will cease to exist – the … Continue reading

How to Choose an Addiction Counselor

June 3, 2012

Oftentimes, when our loved ones hit rock bottom, it is us – the families, friends and loved ones – that pave the way for treatment at certain facilities. Undoubtedly, getting treatment at any respectable facility with any competent counselor can … Continue reading

Recovery is Ultimately Self-Directed

May 22, 2012

Self-direction revolves around the principle that our clients are the agents of recovery and it is their authority, through informed consent, that allows decisions to be made and recovery protocols to be implemented. As we navigate the waters of recovery … Continue reading

Social Media and the World of Addiction

May 7, 2012

Social media has become a staple in the lives of hundreds of millions of people throughout the United States and the world. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become hotbeds of creativity, communication and support. Social media’s presence in … Continue reading

Becoming an Addiction Counselor

April 7, 2012

The nature of addiction counseling is such that becoming a counselor is no easy task. Much like other professions where people’s lives are in your hands, addiction counseling requires a great deal of training, education and dedication. With proper guidance … Continue reading

Are You a Food Addict?

February 6, 2012

By Dr. Muhammad Feteiha, Bariatric Surgeon If you are obese or morbidly obese you may be wondering if you are a food addict. Addiction to food has become more common, especially with people’s hectic lifestyles and the availability of cheap, … Continue reading

Difficulties in Treating HIV in Drug Users

December 4, 2011

The difficulty in treating HIV and AIDS in drug abusers lies partly in the fact that many of these abusers are not actively seeking treatment in licensed facilities that can treat the co-occurring disorders. Oftentimes, even medically trained physicians are … Continue reading

Addicition Transfer after Weight Loss Surgery

November 15, 2011

By Dr. Jefferson Vaughan, Bariatric Surgeon Food addiction is real. Just as our bodies can become dependent on “traditionally addictive” substances, so too do our bodies crave and need sugar and fat. Uncontrolled urges lead to overeating and a vicious … Continue reading

Best Practices for Self Disclosure

November 3, 2011

Many people who work in the addictions field often have personal experience in substance abuse or addiction. While it may seem therapeutic to share these experiences, it is important, if you are in recovery, to keep your work separate from … Continue reading

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