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Alcohol Addiction Remains a Significant Problem

If someone says “addiction,” what is the next word that comes to your mind? Given the events of the last few years, it’s likely to be something like drug addiction, opioid addiction or heroin addiction. Of course, the severity of the drug addiction problem in the U.S. can never be …

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Addicted Brain, Addicted Body #6 – Professional Satisfaction of Addiction Treatment

As part of the Addicted Brain, Addicted Body video series, Dr. Daniel Brown, Addiction Medicine Specialist and Chief Medical Officer of Meridian HealthCare, tells of the professional and personal satisfaction he has achieved in his career by helping those who are addicted.   To see all the videos in the Addicted Brain, …

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Recovery Road #4 – The family’s role

In this segment of Recovery Road, Julie Lenyk, Ph.D, Director of Recovery Support Services; and Meghan Fawcett, Vice President of Clinical Treatment for Meridian HealthCare; discuss the role of the family in helping a loved one recover from alcohol or drug addiction, as well as the resources available to support …

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Addicted Brain, Addicted Body #5: The Stigma of Addiction

In this edition of the Addicted Brain, Addicted Body video series, Dr. Daniel Brown, Addiction Medicine Specialist and Chief Medical Officer of Meridian HealthCare, notes that unfortunately there is still a stigma attached to addiction, and also to addiction treatment.   To see all the videos in the Addicted Brain, Addicted Body …

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Addicted Brain, Addicted Body #4 – Other addictions are still a problem

In this edition of the Addicted Brain, Addicted Body video series, Dr. Daniel Brown, Addiction Medicine Specialist and Chief Medical Officer of Meridian HealthCare, says that while addiction to heroin and other opiates grabs most of the headlines, we should not forget that addiction to other drugs, alcohol and even …

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Recovery Road #3 – How long will recovery take?

As part of the Recovery Road video series, Julie Lenyk, Ph.D, Director of Recovery Support Services; and Meghan Fawcett, Vice President of Clinical Treatment for Meridian HealthCare; answer viewers’ questions about how long recovery from addiction takes, and also the reluctance to seek treatment. See the complete Recovery Road video …

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Addicted Brain, Addicted Body #3: The use of Narcan to reverse an overdose

As part of the Addicted Brain, Addicted Body video series, Dr. Daniel Brown, Addiction Medicine Specialist and Chief Medical Officer of Meridian HealthCare, discusses some of the myths that have grown up around using Narcan to reverse opiate overdoses. To see all the videos in the Addicted Brain, Addicted Body series, go …

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Addicted Brain, Addicted Body #2 – Behind the recent surge in opiate addiction

As part of the Addicted Brain, Addicted Body video series, Dr. Daniel Brown, Addiction Medicine Specialist and Chief Medical Officer of Meridian HealthCare, talks about some of the factors that have led to the tremendous increase in opiate addiction over the past two decades. See all of the videos in the …

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