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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...

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...

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...

New: Vivitrol Treatment for Opioid and Alcohol Dependence

Dr. Byrne explains Vivitrol treatment that helps with opioid dependence and alcohol addiction. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our office at 919-636-5240 or email us. Live Mentally Healthy, Dr....

Why is it so Hard to Stop Using Pain Medications?

Why is it so Hard to Stop Using Pain Medications?

Do you have a problem with pain medications? If so, you are not alone. In 2010 there were reportedly as many as 2.4 million people in the US with an opioid problem1. The majority of opioids used in the US originate from a legal doctor’s prescription, written to treat...

Guest Blog: 3 Myths about 12 Step Addiction Recovery Program

Guest Blog: 3 Myths about 12 Step Addiction Recovery Program

Many people who struggle with addiction avoid the 12 step addiction recovery program due to misconceptions. The following information is intended to dispel some of the commonly held myths about 12-step recovery groups. 1 - Perhaps the most widely held myth is that AA...

What you can expect in Suboxone treatment at CPCH

What you can expect in Suboxone treatment at CPCH

Consultation: You will first meet with a board-certified psychiatrist with specialty training in buprenorphine treatment. If you and the doctor feel that suboxone is a good treatment plan for you, you move on the induction phase of treatment. Induction: To get...

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