Over the past several decades, addiction has grown from a major problem to a deadly epidemic. In just the amount of time it takes to read this article, another American will die of an opioid overdose, but overdose isn’t the only way that opioids kill. A number of other deadly afflictions are connected to opioid […]
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While Hollywood has close ties to the issue of addiction, the art of acting itself isn’t directly connected – until now. The Addiction Performance Project employs the talents of movie and television stars in their innovative continuing medical education (CME) program for doctors and other health providers. The performances are a project of the National […]
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has officially approved the final diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). This update features a number of important changes and some notable exclusions. The update, due to be released in spring 2013, is the first new version in 20 years. […]
When it comes to addiction, the pros can help determine a customized treatment plan that takes into account your specific needs, giving you the best chance of success. Addiction is a disease, not an illness like the flu or common cold. As a result, you don’t get over it from a few days of bed […]
Making past wrongs right isn’t just for the benefit of the other person – it helps the one making amends, too. While I went through the recovery process myself many years ago, I was inspired by the words I heard from those in leadership: “Trust God, clean house, serve others.” Those three steps aren’t just […]
For medical professionals battling substance abuse, going back to work can make them the proverbial kid in the candy store. It’s the equivalent to sending a recovering alcohol back to their job as a bartender. This factor is believed to play a role in the increased relapse rates among healthcare professionals. After all, they’re surrounded by the very substances that were the problem in the first place.