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Dig Deeper For Treatment

One mode of treatment for all may not be the best approach when treating patients with certain medical disorders. An article references a recent study that compared treatments for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder (MDD) and childhood sexual abuse (CSA).

Giving Trauma Due Attention in Addiction Treatment

Move over depression and anxiety, trauma is making a comeback as an increasingly recognized and treated co-occurring disorder in addiction treatment. We have long understood that trauma and addictions frequently go hand in hand, but a growing number of clinicians and treatment programs are developing the resources to comprehensively treat both addiction and trauma. A […]

Becoming a Drug and Alcohol Counselor

If you have gone through addiction personally and reached a point at which you feel comfortable with your sobriety, you may feel like it is time to give back and help others achieve the same success. The twelfth step encourages you to "carry this message to alcoholics still suffering." This means that as someone who […]

Treatment for Baby Boomers’ Substance Abuse

Treatment for Baby Boomers’ Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has predicted that the need for substance abuse treatment services for Baby Boomers will double by the year 2020 because Substance Abuse Among Baby Boomers is On The Rise. That’s just eight years away, and it’s really not a very long time in the scheme of things.