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Substance Abuse, Addiction & Compulsion

Characteristics of Someone Using Drugs/Alcohol
November 4, 2021

Addiction affects all aspects of a person: physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritually. They want to present and act as if everything were “normal,” when in reality their behavior and thought processes have been radically affected by the disease....

What Makes Addiction a Disease?
November 4, 2021

Addiction is all around us. Whether you are a family member of a loved one who is using, an employer, a pastor, or simply someone who is concerned about the state of affairs in our world, you are keenly...

Managing Food Fears during the Holidays
December 24, 2018

Holidays mean a variety of things – family, friends, joy, parties, holiday meals, and even heightened anxiety if you’re struggling with food fear, body image concerns, or disordered eating. Gatherings that are centered on food can quickly create feelings...

Police, DA confront heroin ‘epidemic’ in N. Fulton
February 15, 2016

Use, overdoses of drug rise rapidly NORTH FULTON, Ga. — President Barack Obama announced Feb. 2 that he would ask Congress for $1.1 billion over the next two years to fight what he called a growing heroin problem. According...

Parity of Mental Health and Substance Use Benefits with Other Benefits: Using Your Employer-Sponsored Health Plan to Cover Services
February 11, 2016

If you are someone who is trying to figure out how to use your health coverage provided by your employer to pay for your mental health or substance use services – this sheet is for you. Your health plan...

ABA, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation release first national study on attorney substance use, mental health concerns
February 11, 2016

Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation Feb. 3, 2016 – A new, landmark study conducted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs reveals substantial and widespread levels of problem drinking and other...

Understanding Addiction’s 3 Stages Could Help Us Treat The Disease
February 8, 2016

Addiction actually changes the brain. Huffington Post (1/28) Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down into three key...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Someone with Alcoholism
April 14, 2015

Having a friend or loved one who struggles with alcohol abuse can be an overwhelming situation. Whether they’re just getting help or have been in recovery for a while, saying and doing the right thing can be tricky. Handling...

Alcohol Awareness Month
April 3, 2015

An occasional glass of wine with dinner or a beer while watching the game is an enjoyable experience. But as with most things in life, too much of a good thing is possible. But where is that line? How...

Teen Drug Addiction: It’s mushrooming out of control
October 20, 2014

In today’s society, kids are experimenting with everything at much earlier ages:  drugs and sex being the most prevalent and widely linked together. Parents commonly believe that street drugs draw the kids into chemical addiction, but the real gateway...