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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is just one of the meditation based approaches being used to address the Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) today. Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR) and Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) are other approaches incorporating mindfulness based approaches in helping individuals cope with cravings, stress and the co-morbid presentation of other mental health [...]

Ever wonder how many calories are in a shot of vodka? Do you think the light beers you are drinking since you became more health conscious are actually a lower calorie alternative? What about wine? Is the old myth about drinking a glass of wine every day for its health benefits really true? We can all [...]

Please read my new post as a guest blogger at GoodTherapy.org,  Three Reasons to Leave: Abuse, Addiction, and Affairs.... http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/three-reasons-to-leave-abuse-addiction-affairs-1205134 Philadelphia Psychologist and Addiction Counselor http://jeremyfrankphd.com/      

Addiction psychiatrists and psychologists are often asked about successful recovery rates for addicts and alcoholics in their clinics and practice and until recently there have been few data to support most therapist's claims. Until now we have have relied on older research suggesting that when all studies and research is considered together that roughly ten [...]

Heroin was considered a "safe, non-addictive" substitute for morphine. Now psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists and counselors work with patients using Suboxone and Subutex as treatments for heroin and other opioid and opiate addiction. In the mid 1800's opium was used to cure alcoholism.  Many people come to me with the idea that they'll use marijuana to cure their alcohol abuse. Does [...]

There are many professional disciplines which focus on understanding and treating addiction including medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social work and the legal and other counseling realms. It can be complicated for the public to discern accurate information and evaluate treatment options or find therapists for loved ones. This is one part in a brief series of [...]