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AMA /APA Techniques in Addiction Treatment

Saturday, July 15, 2017,
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AMA or APA training and techniques help lead to success in the battle against addiction. AMA stands for against medical advice. APA stands for against professional advice. The training and techniques aid addiction recovery professionals and family members of substance abusers. All addiction recovery professionals should have this type of training and know these techniques in order to help ensure that those who need to complete a particular level of treatment are successful.

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Reverend Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin

Saturday, July 15, 2017,
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“I love to write and teach and speak to a larger audience,” says Coughlin as he reflects on his latest focus which is providing support and tools to families of addicts. “It’s so hard for parents, when they find their child, the child they’ve brought up for the last 15... 17 years, is a heroin addict. There are horrible drugs out there. One is even called ‘the Gray Death.’ It’s scary.  I can’t even imagine my child coming home and saying they are addicted to opiates.”

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Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Impacted by SPECT Imagery

Saturday, February 25, 2017,
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If your son or daughter has a substance abuse disorder and is given a dual diagnosis for a mental health issue, how do you know if the psychiatrist has made the correct diagnosis? Most often the doctor will listen to the patient, look for symptom clusters, make a diagnosis, and prescribe a medication or medications for the patient. The problem here is that psychiatrists don’t look at the problem; they guess! All other doctors look inside of the patient, to see what the problem is; they test and see what is actually happening to the patient in function and structure. Psychiatrists take out their crystal ball and they guess what the problem could be, without actually looking inside the brain. They are treating patients the same way that they were in 1818 when German physician Johann Christian Reil coined the term “psychiatry.”

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Pathological Gambling: A Growing Problem

Saturday, December 10, 2016,
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Friday-night poker games, the stock market, horse races, casinos, bingo, lottery tickets, football pools, fantasy football, online betting, sports betting, Pathological gambling is a growing problem in the United States, even though it has taken a back seat to the opiate abuse epidemic, a report by the National Council on Problem Gambling shows that approximately one in five pathological gamblers will attempt suicide during their addiction. 

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