From the Professionals

Addiction is a baffling condition, especially for the friends and family members of addicts or alcoholics who just don’t understand why their loved one can’t “just stop.” There has been a longstanding misconception that addiction is merely a lack of willpower, or is a choice an in individual has control over. These misunderstandings have extremely detrimental effects. Not only does it create a great amount of shame for the addicted individual, it also means that the friends and families of an addicted person often take it personally that their loved one doesn’t quit.

Learning about addiction — what it actually is and how best to treat it  — is critical to overcoming it. In this article series we turn to the experts — those who have a wealth of experience in the field of addiction treatment — to enlighten us with their knowledge.

  • Guardian Recovery Network's Chief Clinical Officer Ryan Soave launches therapy podcast called "Breakthrough."

Guardian’s Chief Clinical Officer Launches Podcast

By |July 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Guardian Recovery News CCO Ryan Soave Launches "Breakthrough" In July Guardian Recovery Network’s Chief Clinical Officer Ryan Soave launched an exclusive new podcast in partnership with The Podcast App. The podcast, called “Breakthrough,” ...

  • Tips for how to help a family member struggling with addiction.

Ask the Experts – How to Help a Family Member Struggling with Addiction

By |June 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Ask the Experts How Do I Help a Loved One Struggling with Addiction? If you have a family member who has been struggling with substance abuse or dependence, it’s ...

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Best Foods to Eat While in Early Recovery

By |December 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Early Recovery and Nutrition Active addiction does a serious number on the physical body. The National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that some of the more common health-related consequences associated with active addiction include ...

  • Do Mental Health Issues Cause Addiction?

Do Mental Health Issues Cause Addiction?

By |May 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

There has always been a very strong link between mental health and addiction. Up until recently, when an individual presented symptoms of a mental health condition and of a substance abuse disorder, the two ...

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Study Report: The Effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous and Other 12‐step Programs for Alcohol Use Disorder

By |March 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

On March 11, the study entitled “Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step programs for alcohol use disorder” and published by the Cochrane Library was updated with new information. Researchers John F. Kelly, Keith Humphreys ...

THIS IS WHAT PREDICTS CHRONIC OPIOID USE, ACCORDING TO A WVU STUDY

By |June 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Four factors can predict the likelihood of chronic opioid use, according to research from West Virginia University. The study, led by Nilanjana Dwibedi, assistant professor in the WVU School of Pharmacy, is the first of ...