Addiction Recovery Methods & Support Articles and Resources
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Throughout my career, I have heard various experts suggest that Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) did not work or that 12-Step programs were not evidence-based treatments. My mentor, while a leader in the use of medications in opioid use disorders, taught me to take patients from the Yale Emergency Room to AA meetings for alcohol problems. He [...] Read More
According to Harvard Medical School, addiction “exerts a long and powerful influence on the brain that manifests in three distinct ways: craving for the object of addiction, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences.”  It may appear that those who struggle with addictive behaviors have “lost their [...] Read More
In his book Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions, comedian, actor, and self-help guide, Russell Brand describes how easy it is to go down the path of acting on your urges to fall back into substance abuse or use addictive behaviors. He writes, “Once I topple, go active, decide to pursue my nominated object of addiction, [...] Read More
By mid-January, those who made New Year’s resolutions are starting to feel the heat. According to an article in USA Today, “January 17 is D-Day for New Year’s resolutions – the day most people give up on good intentions and fall back into old habits.”  This makes it hard for a sober 2020. Ugh. [...] Read More
“Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” These are the words of mild-mannered Bruce Banner in the 70’s TV show The Incredible Hulk. As a kid, I couldn’t wait to watch each week’s episode. I can still see the Hulk, played by massive Lou Ferrigno, battling it out with Bigfoot in a [...] Read More
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