Addiction Articles

Treating Addiction with Medication

By CCI Team   The process of treating addiction is not easy, and while psychotherapy is an important part of the process in order to explore the roots of the issue, medication is also often involved. Science Daily recently posted a release regarding the Washington...

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Is Psychiatry a Religion?

By CCI Team,   According to Merriam-Webster.com, religion is defined as: a) the service and worship of God of the supernatural, b) commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs and...

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A Different Perspective on Addiction

By CCI Team   Even without going into the science of addiction, I’ve found that many still have a hard time grasping the concept of a drug, alcohol, or substance related addiction, let alone society’s addiction to media. In conversation, many have responded to my...

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Difficulties in De-prescribing

By CCI Team   As a developing counselor, I’ve considered the implications of de-prescribing a patient, especially when I am coming from a “less experienced” background. More-so, this critical thinking has enabled me to study and prepare for encounters as such. If I am...

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What Are You Feeding the Fishes?

By CCI Team   Did you know that the U.S. is the third largest consumer of fish and shellfish behind China and Japan?  This amounts to a total of 4.8 billion pounds of seafood, or approximately 15.8 pounds of fish and shellfish consumed per person (both wild-caught and...

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Are Antidepressants the Real Killer?

By CCI Team   Science and technology continues to be a progressive movement where the improvement of people, places, and things is inevitable. This includes the science behind mental health and the biological studies done on medication in hope to find the means of a...

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Is Psychiatry to Blame for Rising Drug Dependence?

By CCI Team   We live in a world where information is easily attainable, and various sources are available to not only supply the information we are seeking, but also supply support for our views, whatever they may be.  While it would be easy to search only for...

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Brad Pitt’s Recovery from Drug Addiction and Divorce

By CCI Team   A few months after his divorce with ex-wife Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt was reportedly struggling to quit alcohol and drugs, in addition to recovering from the split. His story was featured in an exclusive interview with GQ magazine. He described the...

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15 Signs to Know that Somebody is Using Drugs

By Anna Jankowska MA LCPC,   Substance abuse is an issue that is more prevalent than many people think, and it can affect anyone, including adults who are employed. A 2011 survey found that eight percent of adults who work full time and 10 percent of adults who work...

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How to Help a Loved One Manage Chronic Pain and Addiction

By Caleb Anderson   When I was little, my favorite uncle was injured on the job and prescribed a prescription painkiller. He’d suffered back pain for years and finally decided he’d accept the extra help to manage the pain. Though he was eventually able to return to...

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