Functioning Alcoholics, Masters of Deception

Functional Alcoholics – Double Lives | The Dangers of ‘Secret’ Alcoholism. High functioning alcoholics are often individuals in powerful or highly respected professional positions. “He was never drunk when I interviewed him.” “It was just a mistake....

Opioid Addiction Older Adults – Not Just ‘Old Age’

Senior Adult Opioid Addiction Misdiagnosed as ‘Old Age’ The President’s Commission on the Opioid Crisis reports that only 10 percent of the 21 million people with substance abuse disorders receive any kind of treatment for addiction. Why are so few...

2018 Opioid Addiction Older Adults

Older Adult Opioid Use In the past 20 years, the rate of hospitalization among seniors related to opioid overuse has quintupled. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving...

Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment

Addiction Recovery and Treatment | Behavioral health includes emotional, psychological and social well-being elements that can be changed through behavior. Addiction treatment is based on behavioral health; including treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders,...

10 Days of Holiday Sobriety Tips – Day 5

Holiday Sober Living Tip 5 Avoid Negative Emotion Triggers – Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired: HALT | Relapse – and recovery – and closely tied to emotions. Negative emotions can lead to relapse. In the course of each day, those in addition recovery mindfully...

10 Days of Holiday Sobriety Tips – Day 3

Holiday Sober Living Sober Living Tip 3 DO NOT ‘ROMANCE’ ALCOHOL OR YOUR DRUG OF CHOICE Relapse – and recovery – and closely tied to emotions. Recent cognitive neuroscience research has confirmed that memory has an active emotional element. And...