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What is an Addiction Psychiatrist?

What is an Addiction Psychiatrist?

Dr Matt Bader answers some frequently asked questions about what it means to be an Addiction Psychiatrist. Mar 7th, 2019 Q: What is an addiction psychiatrist? A: An addiction psychiatrist is a psychiatrist that has undergone additional formal training in the diagnosis...

How To Get Off Your Devices and Step In To Your Life

How To Get Off Your Devices and Step In To Your Life

It was a Sunday morning. I was on call at the hospital and had to drive an hour to reach work. This was my 6th day of work that week and I really needed a break. However, I was on call and had one more day to go. On the weekends I usually call my mother who lives far...

Guest Blog: Why Can’t I Just Stop the Desire to Drink?

Guest Blog: Why Can’t I Just Stop the Desire to Drink?

Preface: The following is an interesting blog post from Derek Madden, a recovering alcoholic who helps grow the sober community with IAmSoberApp.com. All views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Cognitive...

Strategies For Non-Drinkers To Navigate Parties

Strategies For Non-Drinkers To Navigate Parties

If you have been invited to parties, you are likely going to be invited to drink alcohol. While it is difficult to avoid alcohol altogether during these get-togethers, here are some tips if you do not want to drink any alcohol. 1)     Water is your friend! Take a wine...

5 Signs of Alcohol Addiction

5 Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is a legal substance which many Americans use on a regular basis. How do you know if someone is “addicted” to alcohol? Here are some signs of alcohol addiction: Tolerance. This means that over time you need to drink more and more alcohol to get the same...

Save an Addicts Life: No Prescription for Naloxone

https://youtu.be/ziOhwjZzB8w Recently, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, signed new legislation that allows physicians to write standing orders for naloxone. As a result of the current opioid epidemic, measures have been taken to help prevent opioid overdoses in...

5 Ways to Stop Enabling Your Loved One

5 Ways to Stop Enabling Your Loved One

Is your loved one struggling with an addiction? If so, you may be concerned that your behaviors are enabling them to continue their addiction. Here are a few behaviors to be aware of: 1) Money: Often times we may give your loved one money whenever they ask, you may be...

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