I have noticed, as it is getting closer to my appearance on Celebrity Rehab 3’s VH1 Vlog, I am feeling excited and ambivalent at the same time.  I am asking myself what does that mean?  Am I feeling this way because I wonder how my appearance will rate with my colleagues (other professionals in the …
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It’s been a very long road, but the addiction and mental health fields have cleared another hurdle with the recent release of federal rules that define how mental health and addiction parity must be implemented. Interim final rules jointly issued by the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department …
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Groundbreaking scientific discoveries about the brain continue to revolutionize our understanding of alcohol and drug addiction, and improve our ability to prevent and treat addiction. Today, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. Repeated drug …
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