Author Archives: josh

  • Medication assisted treatment for co-occurring disorders
    Thursday, October 24th, 2019

    Medication assisted treatment for co-occurring disorders

    Medication Assisted Treatment Addiction Treatment has many facets, and sometimes Medication Assisted Treatment is not enough. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA), almost 40 percent of all people who experience addiction also have a...
  • Is data and technology the answer to treating addiction?
    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

    Is data and technology the answer to treating addiction?

    As the opioid epidemic continues to grow and spread throughout communities, even large tech companies are getting in on the fight to stop addiction. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is opening a “data-driven” addiction treatment center in Dayton, Ohio in...
  • New LA County Media Campaign Aims to Help Opioid Crisis Users
    Thursday, October 10th, 2019

    New LA County Media Campaign Aims to Help Opioid Crisis Users

    LA County Opioid Crisis and it’s users California has been one of the most progressive and aggressive states at working to slow the opioid epidemic and save lives. Through various public health initiatives, including expansion of medication assisted treatment,...
  • Who really benefits from federal spending on the opioid epidemic?
    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

    Who really benefits from federal spending on the opioid epidemic?

    If you live in California, you may have noticed new TV commercials for a statewide initiative called Choose Change California. This program, from the California Department of Healthcare Services, is the state’s answer to the growing opioid epidemic. The...
  • Gender Specific Challenges in Addiction Treatment
    Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

    Gender Specific Challenges in Addiction Treatment

    Women’s Addiction Treatment Nearly 20 million women in the United States over age 18 have used an illicit substance in the last year, including marijuana and abusive prescription drugs. Women are also using alcohol at higher rates than ever...
  • 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...
  • Everything you should know about the opioid epidemic
    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

    Everything you should know about the opioid epidemic

    The opioid epidemic is presenting huge challenges to communities, lawmakers, and addiction treatment centers across the country. Here’s what you should know about this epidemic and what’s being done to fight it. The Real Impact of the Opioid Epidemic...
  • 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...
  • Should CBD Play a Role in Addiction Treatment?
    Saturday, August 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...
  • 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...