Author Archives: josh

  • How to maintain long term sobriety
    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

    How to maintain long term sobriety

    Achieving long term sobriety is the ultimate goal of all addiction treatment, but it can be a very hard goal to achieve. In many cases, abstinence lasts for only a short time and success doesn’t always improve with multiple...
  • Should CBD Play a Role in Addiction Treatment?
    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

    Should CBD Play a Role in Addiction Treatment?

    Can CBD Oil be used as a safe and stable part of addiction treatment? Let’s dive in and see what makes this possible. CBD oil, or cannabidiol oil, is taken from the cannabis plant, the same plant that provides...
  • MAT: California’s Targeted Response to the Opioid Epidemic
    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

    MAT: California’s Targeted Response to the Opioid Epidemic

    You’ve likely seen the TV commercials for a new statewide initiative from the California Department of Healthcare Services called Choose Change California. This program is designed to take on the opioid epidemic, mainly through the use of medication-assisted treatment...
  • EMDR Therapy for Addiction
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019

    EMDR Therapy for Addiction

    In June, Dr. Frances Shapiro, a leader in trauma therapy, passed away. Dr. Shapiro was the creator of a controversial, but popular therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder called eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). While this therapy was originally...
  • Johnson & Johnson Allegedly Contributes to Opioid Epidemic
    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

    Johnson & Johnson Allegedly Contributes to Opioid Epidemic

    Opioid Epidemic contribution by Johnson & Johnson? Across the country, hundreds of communities and states have been suing pharmaceutical companies, including Purdue Pharma, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Insys Therapies, for their role in the opioid epidemic. Many of these lawsuits...
  • Lamar Odom: A Child of Drug Addiction
    Thursday, August 8th, 2019

    Lamar Odom: A Child of Drug Addiction

    A Delicate Balance, A Child of Drug Addiction – Lamar Odom It’s important to realize that there is hope in even the bleakest situations, light in the darkest parts of our lives. Many people who can attest to this...
  • A Million Dollar Drug Surprise in Alabama | Fentanyl
    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

    A Million Dollar Drug Surprise in Alabama | Fentanyl

    1 million dollars worth of illegal drugs wash up on an Alabama shore as Opioid related deaths continue to skyrocket. A Million Dollar Surprise Early last week, someone walking on a beach in Alabama noticed something strange. Lying ahead...
  • The Affect Community Can Have on Sustained Sobriety
    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

    The Affect Community Can Have on Sustained Sobriety

    Community and Sustained Sobriety Across the United States, millions of people live with mental illness and addiction. Unfortunately, due to incorrect stigmas related to mental health care, many people don’t seek out the support they need for a healthier...
  • The Correlation Between Intelligence and Addiction
    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

    The Correlation Between Intelligence and Addiction

    Intelligence and Addiction A large number of stigmas (negative ideas about a certain behavior) surround drug use. Many people have an idea in their heads of what an addict looks like based on these stigmas, but that image is...
  • Insurers Continue to Find Ways to Deny Mental Health Coverage
    Thursday, July 11th, 2019

    Insurers Continue to Find Ways to Deny Mental Health Coverage

    Multiple laws, including the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, have been passed to ensure that insurance companies provide coverage for mental health conditions. These laws require equal coverage for addiction and physical...
  • Will My Insurance Cover Drug Rehab and Detox?
    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

    Will My Insurance Cover Drug Rehab and Detox?

    Many people resist treatment for addiction for a variety of reasons, from the stigmas associated with addiction to worrying about the cost of their care. The good news for patients — coverage of mental health treatment, including addiction treatment,...
  • What 5 Days of Detox Looks Like
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

    What 5 Days of Detox Looks Like

    Drug or alcohol detox is the first step in any addiction treatment plan. It is the short period of time, usually 3 to 10 days, during which you rid your body of its physical dependence on drugs or alcohol....