Posts Tagged ‘Addiction Treatment’

Not so fast. It would be great if treatment for substance abuse could be as easy as swallowing a pill, but complex diseases require professional treatment. Can a new herbal remedy reduce withdrawal symptoms from opiate addiction? The makers of Antiopes believe so. Brendan Carpenter, the CEO of Canadian company Creekside Botanicals, claims that just […]

Mindful workouts like yoga can play a key role in the treatment process, helping to center and calm those moving toward recovery. “Yoga treats the biology and the psychology of an addict,” explains New York City addiction psychotherapist Mary Margaret Frederick, Ph.D. “Addicts are profoundly out of control internally. They have knee-jerk panic reactions and […]

Addiction doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Its effects can often be felt for generations. Addiction doesn’t just affect those who are abusing. It can live on to affect the generations that follow. When one or both parents suffer from substance abuse or alcoholism, mental health issues or rage, trauma is created. Trauma at an early […]

When you have a loved one battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s easy to think of it as a simple lack of self-control, but those who know substance abuse from the inside out know that’s not the case. Addiction is often quite complicated and may have a host of contributing factors. For many […]

Law enforcement is cracking down on the medical professionals who are making prescription abuse a possibility for an ever-increasing number of Americans. It will take much more than some high-profile arrests to stamp out the growing problem of prescription abuse, but the Los Angeles County coroner’s office is making an effort to go after any […]