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Posts Tagged ‘substance use disorders’

By On November 19th, 2016

Surgeon General Releases Stigma Reducing Report on Addiction

Earlier this week, Surgeon General,  Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, released a report about the impact of the disease of addiction in the U.S. The statistics around how many of us are affected by substance use disorders are staggering, as well as the number of individuals who die from a disease that is treatable.  I found the most…

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By On June 15th, 2015

Meditation to Treat Substance Use Disorders

Dr. Ruwan Jayatunge has contributed several articles to our blog, NeuroNotes, on traumaticbraininjury.net.   Dr. Jayatunge’s most recent article, “Meditation – an Effective Treatment Mode for Substance Use Disorders,” is focused on the treatment of substance abuse, and this is a type of treatment we provide on our behavioral health unit at Brookhaven Hospital.  Meditation practice can…

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By On September 19th, 2014

Overcoming Addiction Once Lowers The Risk Of Developing a New Addiction

Contrary to previous belief, a new study says people who manage to get clean after being addicted to drugs are at lower risk of developing an addiction to another substance compared to those who never overcame the fist substance use disorder. “The results are surprising, they cut against conventional clinical lore which holds that people…

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