Painting a Better Picture of Art Therapy

Posted Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

The often-misunderstood treatment that’s gaining traction 

All too often, the mention of “art therapy” evokes crayons, scissors, and glue. It’s been relegated, in the minds of the general population, to the same domain as “retail therapy” and other unhelpful coping mechanisms for those who aren’t really serious about treatment. Art therapy is indulgent, kiddie stuff, says pop culture; it’s not actually useful, right? 

Art therapy could, understandably, suffer from an inferiority complex all its...

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Fired Up or Worn Down?

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

All about “Political depression”  We’re mere days away from what some people are calling the most important election of our lifetime. The 2018 midterms are upon us, and if you haven’t been...

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Spectrum for the Wealthy

Posted Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

The role of socioeconomic status on your diagnosis There is a wryly serious Anne Enright quote about pregnancy in her book of essays, Making Babies. In it, Enright takes into account all...

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When It Comes to Addiction Treatment Regulation, “Good Enough” is Not Good Enough

Posted Monday, Oct. 01, 2018

Essential reforms are still needed to save lives We were thrilled to see a longtime client and colleague featured on The Hill recently. We were even more thrilled to read the article. In...

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Head Trip

Posted Friday, Sep. 14, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Abuse What’s worse for your brain than a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? A traumatic brain injury plus substance abuse.  Unfortunately, during this...

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Meaningful Use Means More than You Might Think

Posted Monday, Aug. 27, 2018

The advantages to certification  Diplomas on the walls of your financial advisor, paper accreditations taped by the register at your favorite nail salon, and an alphabet’s worth of letters...

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Addiction Begins at Home

Posted Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

Nearly half of opioid misuse starts with a friend or family member’s prescription It’s not unheard of that drug abuse often begins at home. After all, we know the statistic and that...

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Recovering in the Spotlight

Posted Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Front-page attention makes addiction all the more difficult  The latest data suggests that about 85% of people who get sober from opioids will relapse within a year. For alcohol, the stat...

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The Epidemic in Your Backyard

Posted Friday, Aug. 03, 2018

The great leveling of the opioid crisis  One of the most important things the opioid crisis is teaching us is that substance abuse is no longer the domain of the “other.” We can’t dismiss...

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Will Tech Replace You?

Posted Monday, Jul. 30, 2018

The path to recovery may start with a click  “No robot will ever do my job as well as me!” come the cries of construction workers, linemen, and orthopedic surgeons—well, at least in popular...

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