Category: For Professionals

Video – Entering the Workforce as a Young Adult in Recovery

  This is the second in a series of talks regarding employment for those in recovery. This time, the topic turns to younger adults who have wasted early adulthood in addiction, and have not had the same experience in the workforce. In a sense, many of these young adults are entering the workforce for the…

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Video – The Changing Age of Addiction & Developmental Considerations

  If you’ve worked in addiction treatment for any length of time, you’ll recognize that our average client has changed recently. Older alcoholics who’ve often lived through significant life experiences both prior to and during addiction are being replaced by younger opioid addicts with drastically different backgrounds. The implications of this change are important to…

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Video – An algorithmic guide for ongoing self-assessment

  Treating trauma and addiction as co occurring disorders is challenging. This self-assessment ‘algorithm’ can help clients recognize behaviors as reactive (if they are still controlled by their addiction/trauma) or responsive (if they are thinking behavior through as part of long-term recovery). Toby Lineaweaver (MA, LMHC) presents the topic.   For a PDF of the…

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Video – Following Doctor’s Orders

  Addiction recovery is easier when patients take a more serious approach, following their ‘doctor’s orders.’ Toby Lineaweaver (LMHC) and Alyssa Horton (NCRC-II) discuss.   Visit this link for a companion piece to the video.  

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The Link Between Depression and Addiction

There is a very close link between depression and addiction. Depression causes addiction.  Addiction causes depression.   30% to 40% of people who are suffering from depression are also addicted to prescription drugs.   When we’re low, we feel depressed, anxious, and at the point of panic. We feel terrible, and we’re desperate to feel…

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Chronic Pain and Opiate Abuse

Chronic pain and opiate abuse are co occurring disorders that are difficult to treat. Chronic pain is a serious health condition. This condition often leads to complications such as depression, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. It becomes more difficult to keep up at work, manage tasks at home and attend social gatherings. This may lead to…

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