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Does Addiction Treatment Seem Like A Racket to You Too?

Does Addiction Treatment Seem Like A Racket to You Too? There are millions of people all across America right now who think that something is amiss in the addiction treatment world and they are...
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Does Addiction Treatment Seem Like A Racket to You Too?

Does Addiction Treatment Seem Like A Racket to You Too? There are millions of people all across America right now who think that something is amiss in the addiction treatment world and they are starving for something different; something better; something that...

There’s Still Time to Make a Change in 2017

You may be concerned about being away for the holidays Here we are again, another year almost over. Festive holiday decorations dot the landscape and there is a buzz of activity and excitement in the air everywhere you turn. Everyone has their holiday time traditions;...

Addiction isn’t a Disease and it’s not about Weakness Either

“Addiction, it’s a disease.” “No, it’s not. The person is just weak.” Neither of these is true. But, these statements do spell out the confusion that surrounds the construct of addiction. Let me start by stating the truth – addiction is not a disease and it’s also not...

My Insurance Will Cover Addiction Treatment… Not So Fast!

When searching help for addiction, the first question people make is - Will You Take My Insurance? The real question is, will you take my insurance, and how much will it cover? My Insurance Will Cover Addiction Treatment... Not So Fast! Health insurance is a hot...

Prescription Only – Where Does It Stop?

Prescription Only – Where Does It Stop? The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently reported on a Danish study regarding the increased cardiovascular risks of chronic use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). That ibuprofen you’re popping for your headache or...

Aug 18th

Drug Overdose, Pistol Misfire, Burning Costumes-Mick Jagger’s Ned Kelly Disaster

On this day in 1969, Mick Jagger was injured by a misfiring pistol in the disaster plagued production of Ned Kelly, the first color biopic of Australia’s answer to CONTINUE READING

“Do You Know These Addiction First?”

The first term for alcoholism as a medical disease, “alcoholismus chronicus”, was coined by:

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