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Understanding Self-Medication and Addiction

Girl in Self-Medication for anxiety Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Self-medication theory, as mainly advocated by Ed Khantzian, assumes that suffering is the driving force behind addiction. The theory hypothesizes that underlying psychological disorders force individuals to self-medicate. Patients are then distinguished as per their drugs of choice. For instance, if a patient had an alcohol use disorder, he [...]
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Ask the Expert – An Interview with Dr. Andrew Kolodny

Naloxone the opioid overdose antidote Dr. Andrew Kolodny was kind enough to be interviewed by Jacquelyn Ekern the Founder & President of Addiction Hope about the increased use of Naloxone or Narcan as an opioid overdose antidote. Mrs. Ekern: Naloxone or Narcan use is increasing, and some have found repeated overdoses by the same person. What should be done immediately after [...]
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