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How to rethink the language of addiction

Tony Bevacqua
Educator and coach
David Sack's picture

Choose the right addiction therapy program to ensure recovery

David Sack, M.D.
CEO Elements Behavioral Health
Kim Dennis's picture

Marijuana is a drug and is addictive; how to quit using it

Kim Dennis MD, CEDS
Medical Director and CEO
Ben Brafman's picture

How to help your child when they get out of drug treatment

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAP
CEO/Founder and Clinical Director
Ben Brafman's picture

Are you ready to get treatment for drug addiction?

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAP
CEO/Founder and Clinical Director
Ben Brafman's picture

Stay sober and avoid relapsing after you get out of drug rehab

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAP
CEO/Founder and Clinical Director
Kim Dennis's picture

Advice on how to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction relapse

Kim Dennis MD, CEDS
Medical Director and CEO
Jeremy Martinez's picture

How to talk to a loved one that is a drug addict about treatment

Jeremy Martinez, MD
Addiction Psychiatrist
Arturo C. Taca's picture

Treat withdrawal and addiction to Vicodin and Oxycontin painkillers

Arturo C. Taca, Jr. MD
Medical Director at INSynergy Treatment Program
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Drug Addiction

Drug abuse and addiction affects teens and adults alike. Helping your loved ones through the process of beating the addict inside of them is often just as hard as it is for the user to go through detox, interventions, rehab, therapy, and resist the urge to relapse. Resistance is key when trying to beat prescription drugs like xanax or painkillers, and support is a must when quitting illegal drugs like heroin, marijuana, cocaine, or meth. Beat your drug addiction with some guidance from the therapists, addiction counselors, psychologists, and substance abuse and treatment center specialists here at ExpertBeacon.

How to rethink the language of addiction

An estimated 23 million people in the U.S. meet the criteria for a substance use disorder, but only 10% that actually seek help. Since the preconditions for addictive behaviors include chronic stress, anxiety and depression, millions of people are living lives of quiet desperation. Why do relatively so few people who need help actually seek it? One reason may be that conventional thinking about drugs and alcohol (and how to treat every type of addictive behavior) is disempowering, using deficit-based, and emotionally charged terminology that has negative connotations.

Tony BevacquaEducator and coach

Tony Bevacqua is an accomplished educator, corporate coach, social advocate and lecturer. He teaches college psychology courses, leads corporate wellness seminars and has a private coaching practice in Los Angeles. ...

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Marijuana is a drug and is addictive; how to quit using it

As marijuana begins to become legalized for recreational use, there are those who think it should be legal because they believe it is no worse or different than alcohol, while others simply want the income generated from taxes.

Kim Dennis MD, CEDSMedical Director and CEO

Dr. Kim Dennis is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorder treatment, addictions recovery, trauma / PTSD and co-occurring disorders. As CEO & Medical Director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, she superv...

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Are you ready to get treatment for drug addiction?

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAP CEO/Founder and Clinical Director The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program

If you think you might be ready to quit using drugs, chances are the answer is yes. You might find that drug use is consuming your thoughts, dictating your actions, and draining your finances. Drug addiction can damage your relationships and your career prospects. When you’re in the grips of substance abuse, it can be hard to see clearly and figure out what you can do to make things better. Drug treatment can turn things around and help you quit drugs once and for all.

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAPCEO/Founder and Clinical Director

Ben Brafman, LMHC, CAP, is the Clinical Director, President and CEO of Destination Hope, a nationally recognized substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With more than two decades of hands-on experience...

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Advice on how to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction relapse

Complete recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is absolutely possible. However, for some it can be a long and challenging journey—a journey that can have more than a few bumps in the road.

Relapse can happen. The following is some expert advice for those experiencing relapse or watching a friend or family member go through it. 

Kim Dennis MD, CEDSMedical Director and CEO

Dr. Kim Dennis is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorder treatment, addictions recovery, trauma / PTSD and co-occurring disorders. As CEO & Medical Director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, she superv...

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Quit smoking marijuana to help strengthen your emotional state

When it comes to quitting marijuana use, it is important to identify the difference between symptom-focused treatment and problem-focused treatment. Marijuana along with medications such as Xanax and Ativan are commonly used to decrease symptoms of emotional distress and argued to be effective in meeting the treatment goal of symptom reduction. Unfortunately, marijuana and other prescription medications fail to address the underlying cause of the symptoms, leaving the condition untreated and an individual dependent on the substance to manage their emotional state.

Dr. Gerald GrossoClinical Director

FAMILY PSYCHOLOGIST (MFT 34495) Dr. Grosso is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience assisting individuals and families struggling with issues such as addiction, depression, trauma, and all levels of psychiatr...

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Help choosing a substance abuse and mood disorder treatment center

There are certain things you need to know when looking for an appropriate substance abuse treatment center that will also help with the treatment of a mood disorder. Dual-diagnosis is an important factor whether or not the person addicted has been already diagnosed with a mental disorder or not. Here are some things to consider when looking for an addiction treatment facility to help overcome substance abuse and mental health issues.

Kim Dennis MD, CEDSMedical Director and CEO

Dr. Kim Dennis is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorder treatment, addictions recovery, trauma / PTSD and co-occurring disorders. As CEO & Medical Director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, she superv...

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Sending your child to substance abuse treatment requires your full emotional support

Every parent or caregiver needs to feel safe and certain when finding the appropriate addiction treatment facility to care for a loved one, particularly their child or adolescent. Here is some expert advice to consider when choosing the appropriate substance abuse program.
 

Nancy Hamilton, MPA, CAP, CCJAPPresident and CEO at Operation PAR Inc.

With over 34 years in substance abuse prevention and recovery, Hamilton is an nationally renowned expert in the delivery of trauma informed care and effective family-centered treatment. Teaching families how to build their personal Family S...

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Save your loved one from addiction by staging an intervention

An intervention is often the only way a family can get help for a loved one struggling with addiction. Often families are reluctant to intervene, feeling that it may make the situation worse. The truth is, that with the help of a trained professional, an intervention may be the only way to save a person from the grips of an addiction.

Justin DanielsPresident/CEO

Justin began his career owning and operating a disaster restoration business. His ServiceMaster franchises were located in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida. His companies aided in the restoration of the Pentagon after 9/11 and the hurricanes i...

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Stop using steroids and get back on track with a healthy and realistic workout

Mark Myers LCSW, CADC Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor Myers Counseling Group

The use of aids to enhance performance in sports is not a new phenomenon. Athletes of Ancient Greece were said to have used performance enhancers. The first documented drug related death was a cyclist in 1886 who died from taking a mixture of heroin and cocaine (speedball). Today, due to advancements in chemistry and a better understanding of the human body, performance enhancement aids have become more potent. Although anabolic steroids do not provide an immediate high from use, they are addictive and deadly.

Mark Myers LCSW, CADCLicensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Mark Myers received his Master of Social Work Degree from Loyola University. He has been practicing in the helping profession for over 20 years. He is an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. ...

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Overcome your drug addiction and get clean with an inpatient treatment center

Mark Myers LCSW, CADC Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor Myers Counseling Group

Inpatient treatment, whether it be for drug abuse or mental health, is a stressful challenge some individuals and families have to face. It is a huge decision that is based upon their history and life events. It is a decision that should not be made casually. Having to be admitted or having a loved one admitted is emotional and and scary. If you have made this decision to pursue inpatient treatment, you should understand there are certain qualities to look for in choosing a treatment center.

Mark Myers LCSW, CADCLicensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Mark Myers received his Master of Social Work Degree from Loyola University. He has been practicing in the helping profession for over 20 years. He is an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. ...

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Quit xanax and learn natural ways to beat anxiety

Xanax is a potent benzodiazepine commonly prescribed for anxiety and panic disorders. Because people feel good when they use Xanax, it can be highly addictive. After all, if the medication makes you feel good and eases your anxiety, why wouldn’t you take more of it. However, Xanax works on the brain in such a way that the natural production of the chemicals that the brain uses to calm itself diminishes over time, thereby causing worsening symptoms and ultimately addiction. After a short time, the user must have the medication just to feel normal. This is how Xanax gains its foothold.

Dr. Damon Raskin, M.D.Board Certified Internist at Cliffside Malibu

Damon Raskin, M.D. is a board certified internist who has dedicated his career to helping his patients through both minor and major medical interventions. Before he became a top-ranking physician, Dr. Raskin had a successful career as a child ac...

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Quit your heroin addiction and get sober with the right treatment

Mark Myers LCSW, CADC Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor Myers Counseling Group

There were 620,000 individuals who used heroin in 2011, according to results from a National Survey on Drug Use and Health. This has nearly doubled since 2007. Heroin use has become more popular in recent years. It is a powerful drug. Users can obtain their desired effect within 6 seconds of initial use. Individuals who try to stop using heroin have high relapse rates. Quitting use from heroin takes a lot of effort and commitment. Although difficult, you can achieve abstinence from heroin with some help and expert advice.

Mark Myers LCSW, CADCLicensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Mark Myers received his Master of Social Work Degree from Loyola University. He has been practicing in the helping profession for over 20 years. He is an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. ...

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Loved ones require your help during cocaine addiction treatment

Mark Myers LCSW, CADC Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor Myers Counseling Group

Cocaine addiction has a devastating effect not only on the addict, but all people in his or her life. The toll it takes on loved ones takes time to repair, long after the use has stopped. The recovery from addiction takes effort from both parties to heal the wounds that were inflicted. It is important to understand that once the addict enters into treatment, the journey is only starting.

Mark Myers LCSW, CADCLicensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Mark Myers received his Master of Social Work Degree from Loyola University. He has been practicing in the helping profession for over 20 years. He is an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. ...

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Be successful in an outpatient treatment program for drug addiction

Though addiction treatment should always be individualized, it is not always necessary to “disappear” for 30 days to an inpatient facility for effective treatment. Outpatient treatment options now exist that can avoid disruption in one’s life, but must be supervised with the right treatment team. Follow this expert advice in helping you beat your drug addiction by getting treatment while still being able to live your life.

Arturo C. Taca, Jr. MDMedical Director at INSynergy Treatment Program

Dr.Taca brings to INSynergy a wealth of experience in addiction medicine. Dr. Taca is a Diplomate and Board Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine as well as the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Taca has been the...

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How to use addiction medicine to help you quit

Addiction is a serious, life threatening illness that is often fatal if left untreated. Although there have been significant advances in addiction medicine in recent years, treatment of this chronic illness often takes many months to years. The right treatment of any addiction is usually a combination of medications (for withdrawal symptoms, relapse prevention and treatment of underlying medical and mental disorders) with counseling. Keep in mind these tips to help you beat your addiction.

Dr. Jan Trobisch, M.D. President & Board Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist

Dr. Trobisch was born and raised in Germany. He completed his medical education at the Freie Universitat in Berlin, Germany. He successfully graduated from the Internal Medicine residency training program at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, ...

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Eat these healthy foods to help your brain heal from drug abuse

Ralph E Carson, LD, RD, PhD Nutritionist and Exercise Physiologist PineGrove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services (www.pinegrove-treament.com)

Drug abuse is a disease that damages the brain. Together with poor nutrition, stress, inflammation, excess oxidation; drug abuse destroys nerve cells and disrupts neural circuitry. This cumulative damage can affect behavior, mood, memory, impulse control, cognitive functioning, and decision making. Fortunately, the brain is forgiving and nerve cells can regenerate and rewiring takes place through a process known as neuroplasticity. This process is initiated and maintained by techniques taught by skilled psychotherapists.

Ralph E Carson, LD, RD, PhDNutritionist and Exercise Physiologist

Dr. Carson has been involved in the clinical treatment of obesity, addictions and eating disorders for over 35 years. His unique background in health science and medicine ( BS Duke University and B. H. S. Duke University Medical School ) coupled...

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Advice for teenagers to stay sober and never get addicted to drugs

Super Star Motivational speaker, recording artist, author, life coach for teens and columnist

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) released a report in July, 2012 reporting on the 2011 Monitoring the Future survey regarding drug and alcohol trends with youth. This survey found that “illicit drug use among teenagers has been rising, largely due to increasing popularity of marijuana.” This is partly due to the changing views in our society about the risks of marijuana as well as the increase attraction to synthetic marijuana. When perception of risk for use of a drug decreases, it’s not uncommon for drug use to increase.

Super Star Motivational speaker, recording artist, author, life coach for teens and columnist

Super Star, yes that’s his legal name, was once a former owner/president of a successful, cutting-edge computer consulting firm who lost it all to a 15 year drug addiction. Today, he is a sought after motivational speaker, recording artist, an a...

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Choose the right addiction therapy program to ensure recovery

David Sack, M.D. CEO Elements Behavioral Health Elements Behavioral Health & Promises Treatment Centers

Choosing the right addiction therapy program can seem overwhelming, especially since the decision to seek help is likely to come at a time when you are feeling your most vulnerable. A basic understanding of drug addiction treatment options can help take the mystery out of the process. Consider these tips for finding the path that’s right for you.

David Sack, M.D.CEO Elements Behavioral Health

David Sack, M.D., is board certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. As CEO of Elements Behavioral Health he oversees addiction treatment programs at Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu, The Ranch in Tennessee, The ...

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How to help your child when they get out of drug treatment

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAP CEO/Founder and Clinical Director The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program

Welcoming a child home from alcohol or drug rehab can be a bittersweet and emotional experience. You may not know where to begin or how to provide support. Your role as a parent may feel confusing - this wasn’t in the parenting manual, after all. Although it may feel like life after rehab is a process of trial and error, you can learn to rebuild your family unit and support your child through their recovery.

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAPCEO/Founder and Clinical Director

Ben Brafman, LMHC, CAP, is the Clinical Director, President and CEO of Destination Hope, a nationally recognized substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With more than two decades of hands-on experience...

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Stay sober and avoid relapsing after you get out of drug rehab

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAP CEO/Founder and Clinical Director The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program

Graduating from an addiction treatment program is a huge accomplishment. When you come out of rehab, you may feel like a changed person that is in charge. However, it can be strange to return to an environment that doesn’t appear to have changed at all. How can you negotiate the challenges of re-entering your normal life when you’re in such a different frame of mind? There are ways to deal with triggers and get your life back on track once you are out of rehab. It may be difficult at first, but you can do it.

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAPCEO/Founder and Clinical Director

Ben Brafman, LMHC, CAP, is the Clinical Director, President and CEO of Destination Hope, a nationally recognized substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With more than two decades of hands-on experience...

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How to talk to a loved one that is a drug addict about treatment

Drug addiction is like a bad relationship that you can't escape. You know the drug is bad for you, but you can't get away from it, even when you try. If you talk to a loved one or a close friend about quitting their drug use, you must realize it may be like asking a person to leave a close (but destructive) friend.

Jeremy Martinez, MDAddiction Psychiatrist

Jeremy Martinez, MD is an Addiction Psychiatrist who works at Pasadena Recovery Center and The Solstice Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. His addiction training was completed at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, with general psychiatry training at t...

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Treat withdrawal and addiction to Vicodin and Oxycontin painkillers

Opiate painkillers, such as Vicodin and Oxycontin, are very effective for the treatment of pain conditions. However, they carry the risk of addiction. People frequently enter treatment programs to get off Vicodin, Oxycontin, Percocet, and other opiate medications. If not professionally supervised, persons attempting to get off these medications can experience significant uncomfortable and oftentimes painful withdrawal symptoms.

Arturo C. Taca, Jr. MDMedical Director at INSynergy Treatment Program

Dr.Taca brings to INSynergy a wealth of experience in addiction medicine. Dr. Taca is a Diplomate and Board Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine as well as the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Taca has been the...

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Are the pills in your medicine cabinet a gateway drug to heroin?

Opiate use has been escalating among young people. Pills in your own medicine cabinet may be the gateway to heroin. High school students are among those who have begun to experiment with Vicodin, Percocet, Norco, and other strong pain-killers.

Prescription pills can appear innocuous to many. These pills have been given by a doctor, which makes a person feel that they are safe. These pills are also made by a professional manufacturer, and may appear safer than street drugs.

Jeremy Martinez, MDAddiction Psychiatrist

Jeremy Martinez, MD is an Addiction Psychiatrist who works at Pasadena Recovery Center and The Solstice Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. His addiction training was completed at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, with general psychiatry training at t...

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Be considerate when you approach a spouse on an addiction problem

Karen Stewart Licensed Dependency Drug Counselor Karen's Mobile Counseling Services

Having a spouse that is an addict is a hard thing to deal with, especially if the addiction is left untreated. Knowing how to approach your spouse and go about suggesting treatment for them can be stressful and could even tear apart your relationship with them if you don’t know how to go about doing it the right way. Here is some expert advice in approaching your spouse who you think is an addict.

Karen StewartLicensed Dependency Drug Counselor

I have worked in the field of addiction for many years. My experience have taken me to prison, treatment centers, and to working with Family Protection Services. I have written four books as relieve stressors, I have a private counseling practic...

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Hypnotherapy can help you beat your addiction

There are many types of hypnosis useful for many types of issues ranging from health concerns, like weight loss and cigarette or alcohol, to curiosity about past life experiences. When researching hypnosis as a complimentary protocol, these helpful expert hints and tips can be useful in matching you with the right practitioner.

Kimberly Friedmutter CH.tLife Management Expert

Certified Master Hypnotist, spiritual counselor specialist, medical and dental specialist, researcher division registered member, coaching division registered member, certified NLP trainer, certified master practitioner, International Hypnosis F...

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Seek professional help at the first sign of cocaine addiction

Cocaine is an abusive drug that is illegal in the United States. It is primarily administered nasally. However, it can be taken intravenously or smoked. Cocaine taken nasally enters the bloodstream in three to five minutes and its high lasts only 30 to 40 minutes. Due to this short acting high, people will re-administer to repeat the experience and maintain the high. After periods of prolonged use, the body is accustomed to the cocaine.

Justin DanielsPresident/CEO

Justin began his career owning and operating a disaster restoration business. His ServiceMaster franchises were located in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida. His companies aided in the restoration of the Pentagon after 9/11 and the hurricanes i...

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Choose the best substance addiction treatment for you or loved one

So you’ve reached your personal “bottom” with whatever drug or drink you’ve become unhealthily dependent on, and it’s time to find help. Congratulations! But with so many choices, it’s hard to know which is the right step for you to take and at what point in the process. This article highlights the most common treatment options available, and the relative advantages of each.
Dr. Sam Von ReichePsychologist and Certified Professional Coach

Dr. Sam Von Reiche is a licensed psychologist and success coach in northern New Jersey with over twenty-five years of experience in the treatment of addiction. Her CBT Plus model incorporates cognitive-behavioral and holistic strategies for rela...

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How to overcome your prescription painkiller addiction

Have you suddenly found yourself trapped in a vicious addictive cycle with pain meds? Perhaps they were prescribed for you after an injury, or maybe you simply tried them out of curiosity, but at some point they took over your life. If so, you are not alone. 5.2 million people reported abusing prescription pain relievers in November of 2012, an increase from 4.7 million in 2005. Now is the time to free yourself, and the information to follow will help you do it.

Dr. Sam Von ReichePsychologist and Certified Professional Coach

Dr. Sam Von Reiche is a licensed psychologist and success coach in northern New Jersey with over twenty-five years of experience in the treatment of addiction. Her CBT Plus model incorporates cognitive-behavioral and holistic strategies for rela...

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Hypnosis can eliminate unwanted and enhance desired behaviors

Hypnosis, defined by Merriam-Webster, is a trancelike state resembling sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject. In practical terms, Hypnosis is generally used as a complementary protocol. The person hypnotized is in a state of heightened relaxation and the subconscious mind (also referred to often as the unconscious mind) is at a high level of suggestibility. This suggestibility can be used to create healthy eating and drinking habits, desired weight and attitudes. Sleep issues, phobias and repeated negative behavior respond well to deep relaxation and suggestion. Hypnosis can be used to reduce stress, addictions, pain and related chronic adversities which can assist in creating a healthy lifestyle. In broad terms, desires to engage in unhealthy habits can be addressed with Hypnosis.
Kimberly Friedmutter CH.tLife Management Expert

Certified Master Hypnotist, spiritual counselor specialist, medical and dental specialist, researcher division registered member, coaching division registered member, certified NLP trainer, certified master practitioner, International Hypnosis F...

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Students: Stop using smart drugs (Adderall) to get by in college

Mark Myers LCSW, CADC Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor Myers Counseling Group

Smart drugs, by their title alone, seem enticing. Who wouldn’t want to simply take a drug to make them smarter? With all our medical advances, it is not unusual for some to believe there is a quick fix to something. However, taking ‘smart drugs’, like Adderall, Ritalin, or Modanifil, creates many potential problems including addiction and overdose. Users of smart drugs are not always taking into consideration the ramifications of using these drugs to aid in their studying. The decision to use them could have serious consequences.

Mark Myers LCSW, CADCLicensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Mark Myers received his Master of Social Work Degree from Loyola University. He has been practicing in the helping profession for over 20 years. He is an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. ...

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Expert advice on getting through addiction as a family

Is your family struggling with addiction? Addiction therapy is difficult for all parties involved because recovery is a slow and emotionally-taxing process. There are many unresolved questions and stress is at an all time high. For those dealing with addiction and for the family members involved, there are unforeseen obstacles and unrealistic expectations. As a result, home environments can become suffocating. Addiction is a complex disease and demands not only professional attention but the assistance of family and friends to successfully sustain recovery.

Nancy Hamilton, MPA, CAP, CCJAPPresident and CEO at Operation PAR Inc.

With over 34 years in substance abuse prevention and recovery, Hamilton is an nationally renowned expert in the delivery of trauma informed care and effective family-centered treatment. Teaching families how to build their personal Family S...

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How to make the most of addiction treatment

You or someone you love has lost control of their drug or alcohol use and has decided to seek treatment. How do you make the most of this experience and maximize your results? Addiction treatment should never be a one size fits all formula, though it will be up to you to personalize your treatment to best suit your needs and life situation. Treatment is a short term experience during which you will need to obtain the understanding and skills necessary to maintain your sobriety long term. It is important to realize that this will be a difficult journey with many bumps along the way.

Heather Morris, Psy.D.Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Morris is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY25328) specializing in addiction treatment. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities conducting group and individual therapy. Dr. Morris was awarded her doctorate fro...

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Help approaching your teen about drug use

Mark Myers LCSW, CADC Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor Myers Counseling Group

What do you say to your child if you think they are using drugs? Parents frequently wonder what to say, when to say it, and how to say when it comes to their child’s drug use. This is an awkward subject that a lot of parents would prefer to avoid. The discussion you have with your child will largely be based on how you approach the problem.

Mark Myers LCSW, CADCLicensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Mark Myers received his Master of Social Work Degree from Loyola University. He has been practicing in the helping profession for over 20 years. He is an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. ...

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Is your teen abusing drugs?

Mark Myers LCSW, CADC Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor Myers Counseling Group

Adolescent years could prove challenging for both parents(s) and teenager. Teenagers are trying to master on onslaught of social, educational, emotional, and physical changes. These changes are not experienced and dealt with in the same ways by all youth as well as by their parents. Some kids turn to substance use because of curiosity, to pursue or avoid a feeling and/or peer pressure. If a parent discoverers their child to be using drugs, there is no one way to determine why they may be using. The adolescent themselves may not be able to answer this.

Mark Myers LCSW, CADCLicensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Mark Myers received his Master of Social Work Degree from Loyola University. He has been practicing in the helping profession for over 20 years. He is an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. ...

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