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Category: Substance abuse

08 Dec
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A Letter to Mamas of NAS Babies

You found out that you were pregnant during one of the worst times in your life.  Perhaps, it was terrible timing.  You never wanted to be on opiates and be pregnant.  You’re terrified of the outcome, the withdrawal, the pregnancy, the judgement.  Yet you have a little bunch of cells growing within you and you […]

02 Dec
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Meet the Counselor- Jamie Washington

What do you love most about therapy? There are a lot of things that I love about therapy but I love the parallel process most.  What I mean by this is that I have learned a great deal about myself in helping other people become more aware of themselves. What are your specialties and how […]

25 Aug
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Find an Addiction Specialist

How do you find out if you need an addiction specialist? There are several standardized addiction assessments that are easy to administer at a physician’s office, the emergency department, or even on college campuses.  These are typically brief and short to identify risk factors that a person may be suffering from addiction.  Examples of questions […]

04 Aug
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Comprehensive Addiction Treatment

Thinking Outside the Box For Addiction Treatment By Kimberly Hayes When we think about addiction recovery, our minds usually go to traditional methods: rehabilitation centers, 12-step programs, and counseling. It’s the default for most addicts trying to get sober. But for some addicts, alternative recovery methods could be more effective. Below are 5 alternative addiction […]

The next epidemic

No, it’s not opioids. Sasha goes in to see her primary care provider because she is feeling stressed and seems to be constantly worrying about work.  It is waking her up at night.  She can’t seem to shake the tight chest sensation and it’s hard to take a deep breath.  Sasha’s primary care provider listens […]

How much is too much alcohol?

Is my drinking a problem? Often times people questions whether or not they may have a problem with drinking alcohol. Perhaps you’ve had a couple of incidents that have made you ask yourself, “do I have a problem?” It is possible to have an issue with alcohol even if you don’t drink daily, experience significant […]