substance use

Create Your Community: Making Connections

By |2022-03-09T16:45:55-04:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: Couples|Tags: , , , |

Create Your Community: Improve Your Romantic Relationship By Making Connections By Kyi Phyu Maung Maung (Michelle) B.A. in Psychology and Dr. Jeremy Frank PhD, CADC Why is connection the opposite of addiction? It's because isolation and addiction are like best friends. Addiction disrupts social relationships leading to isolation, and isolation induces addictive behavior. The ultimate remedy [...]

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What is The ASCENT Approach?

By |2022-03-14T15:32:22-04:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Addiction Recovery, Couples, Relationships, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

A New Framework for Working with Couples in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders: The ASCENT Approach By Jake Brennan The ASCENT Approach is a therapeutic framework work that was developed by Dr. Jeremy Frank and Chantal Jauvin. The approach focuses on couples in recovery from substance use and drug and alcohol addiction. Whether one or both [...]

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Marijuana affects cognitive development in adolescents and may be a gateway drug for opioids.

By |2019-07-15T17:50:53-04:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: Addiction Recovery|Tags: , , |

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/16/opinion/marijuana-brain-effects.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage https://nyti.ms/2IjZXMQ This article addresses recent research strongly suggesting that teenagers are extremely vulnerable to the cumulative effects of regular use of pot.  Pot impairs executive functioning, brain processing speed, memory, attention span and concentration. Furthermore, we used to think that weed was a gateway drug and then research suggested that this was in fact not the case. [...]

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Seasonal Relapse Disorder: Why Seasons Can Trigger a Relapse

By |2019-06-24T15:38:28-04:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Seasons affect more things than the weather - they also influence how we feel emotionally and physically which for individuals with alcohol or drug problems can often trigger a relapse. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Seasonal Affective Disorder” (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes over the year, typically starting [...]

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