Tag: addiction

The Cost of Addiction Part 1: Why Don’t We Fairly Fund Addiction Treatment?

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Addiction and risky use constitute the largest preventable and most costly health problems facing the U.S. Addiction and risky use cause or contribute to more than 70 other conditions requiring medical care, including cancer, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, pregnancy complications, cirrhosis, ulcers and trauma. Addiction By the Numbers*: “¢… Read more »

Challenging the Language of Addiction

Michael Pond Psychotherapist

My name is Michael Pond and I live with an alcohol use disorder. (AUD) That’s what we now call alcoholism in the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ““ 5. In psychology and psychiatry, the DSM-5 is our bible. The change in language is in part to address… Read more »

Support for loved ones of addicts

Carrie Wilkens, PhD and Co-founder of The Center for Motivation and Changes in Western Massachusetts shooting scenes with the Out To See Entertainment team.

Hello and Welcome to Addiction. The Next Step! This website is home to a very special project, designed to change the conversation around addiction from shame and blame to kindness and compassion. Here you will find evidence-based resources and stories with startling new insights to inform and support you, particularly… Read more »