Substance Abuse

Raise awareness for collegiate recovery programs in our local community. This incredible event described below: Announcing the First Annual Golf Tournament and Awards Dinner, Tee It Up for Recovery at Bala Golf on Monday, August 29th. Four local colleges have come together to support  students in recovery.  The collaboration has created a Welcome Back event for their college students, [...]

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/      

Suboxone Sales Estimated to Reach $1.4 Billion in 2012: More Than the Blockbusters Viagra or Adderall  These data, fresh in from a Drugs.com report and described through CESAR, the Center for Substance Abuse Research which is a department of  The University of Maryland describe how large is the treatment scope for the drug Suboxone.  Suboxone also [...]

The Bermuda Triangle of holidays for addiction and recovery (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years   Alcohol and drug use, family and the holidays converge to form the Bermuda Triangle of Addiction (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years)   As we approach the Holidays which are generally a time of joy and celebration for most people we should [...]

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 [...]

  In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer, on January 18th 2013, William Bender discusses the virtures of Vivitrol in controling craving for addiction especially to alcohol and opiates. A summary of this article and link is provided below. Two years ago, thirty-five year old, Nicole Kapulsky quit injecting heroin. She struggled with addiction and would inject heroin everyday. While in [...]

University of Pennsylvania Drug and Alcohol Research focuses on biological explanations using MRIs to explain opiate, marijuana, nicotine, cocaine and alcohol addiction.  Early this year Philadelphia Inquirer writer William Bender did a story on research involving MRIs to study drug addiction. http://articles.philly.com/2013-01-18/news/36417589_1_addiction-anna-rose-childress-opiate-addicts. This useful and well written article features Twenty-five year old, Matthew Ellis who struggled with [...]

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 [...]

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