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Ibogaine: An Alternative to Beating Addiction

Can Ibogaine help with substance abuse? Addiction is a rising crisis in our society and one that has hit every ethnicity and socio-economic class without prejudice. Drug overdose is no longer something that happens in darkened alleys or dilapidated houses. The pain of addiction is hitting middle-class society harder than ever. Addiction changes the brain … Continue reading Ibogaine: An Alternative to Beating Addiction

Society’s Stance on Mental Health and Addiction Needs a Reboot

We know that substance abuse disorders carry a stigma. But when is a stigma something even worse?

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?

TMS Offers Latest Treatment Option for Depression You have tried everything.  Searching in earnest for a cure for the depression that sidelines you on a daily basis, you have tried multiple medications and various forms of psychotherapy.  After experiencing no relief from symptoms, and having to suffer a myriad of nasty side effects from the … Continue reading What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?

Health Insurance and Addiction Coverage

The way that drug and alcohol treatment works has changed dramatically over the past five to ten years. In the past people who went away to inpatient treatment would sometimes stay for 6 months to a year, with short-term stays coming in around 3 months. But with the changes in health insurance, mostly due to … Continue reading Health Insurance and Addiction Coverage

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8 Celebrities That Have Overcome Addiction

Celebrity Addiction Addiction does not discriminate, we know that. It doesn’t matter who you are or who you know, how much or how little you have, or how young or old you are. Addiction can affect anyone. Movie stars, celebrities and other public figures are no exception. In fact, the lifestyle seems to encourage the … Continue reading 8 Celebrities That Have Overcome Addiction

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What is Bipolar Disorder?

I never heard much about bipolar disorder until I started spending time with alcoholics. No wonder since bipolar disorder and alcoholism are often linked together. According to the Mayo Clinic, up to half the people who have bipolar disorder also struggle with alcoholism. What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a serious brain illness. It … Continue reading What is Bipolar Disorder?

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Definition of Recovery

There are so many debates about the kind of language we use when we talk about Substance Abuse and Mental Health. It can be a sensitive topic. For a long time, I was very secretive about referring to myself as an alcoholic. I was embarrassed by that label. To me the word alcoholic equalled "very … Continue reading Definition of Recovery

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Recovery, Resources and Drug Awareness

I just realized it September, which means it is *Recovery Month. Last year I set off to write an article on the “event” and got side tracked. The topic ended up being about an organization called the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. This year, I am going to stay focused and provide a … Continue reading Recovery, Resources and Drug Awareness

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Eating Disorders – Fast Facts

Some of my most popular social media links are based on eating disorders. I find this a little strange, because I rarely receive a phone call on that very subject. In any case, I put together a quick sheet. In the United States eating disorders are more common than Alzheimer's disease. As many as one million women … Continue reading Eating Disorders – Fast Facts