Treatment

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 [...]

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, [...]

  When someone’s gambling gets out of control, it can be extremely destructive and devastating both to the person who is gambling and the people they associate with. Because a gambling addiction develops over time, a gradual shift to compulsivity and erratic behaviors may escape notice from not only the person who is gambling but their friends and family [...]

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 [...]

  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 [...]

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