What treatments are effective for people who misuse methamphetamine? National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA

Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, a leading advocate for mental health and addiction care who Politico described as the “go-to player” for companies with a stake in the multibillion-dollar response to the opioid crisis. Research shows that when treating addictions to opioids (prescription pain relievers or drugs like heroin or fentanyl), medication should be the first line of treatment, usually combined with some […]

Drinking Out of Boredom Hobbies to Replace Drinking

By recognizing your emotions and thought patterns, you can uncover the triggers for boredom drinking, empowering you to make positive changes in your life. Journaling, self-reflection, and mindfulness can help you gain an understanding of your triggers for boredom drinking, enabling you to take proactive steps to prevent boredom drinking and stay sober. Recognizing and addressing personal triggers that lead […]

Controlled Drinking vs Abstinence Addiction Recovery

In three Swedish projects, on recovery from SUD, 56 clients treated in 12-step programmes were interviewed approximately six months after treatment (Skogens and von Greiff, 2014, 2016; von Greiff and Skogens, 2014, 2017; Skogens et al., 2017). Clients were recruited via treatment units (outpatient and inpatient) in seven Swedish city areas. Inclusion criteria were drawn up to recruit interviewees able […]