Blog posts in Top Addictive Substances

Top Addictive Substances, Dual Diagnosis, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 09/26/2018

By Joshua M. Masino, PsyD, Neuropsychologist and Enterhealth Director of Neuropsychological Services

 

Why use neuropsychological testing for drug abuse treatment?

Substance abuse – opioid abuse in particular – causes considerable damage not only to the body, but also to the brain and its ability to function normally. This damage can be especially persistent if the user is physically dependent on the substance, and it can lead to altered cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning.

 

Top Addictive Substances, Life in Recovery After Addiction, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 08/16/2018

By Harold C. Urschel III, MD, MMA, Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist
 
The Quiet Rise in Alcohol Addiction
While the ongoing opioid crisis continues to garner headlines and high-profile debates regarding marijuana legalization rage across the country, alcohol abuse continues to fly under the radar and out of most people’s sphere of concern. However, in addition to being the most commonly treated substance of abuse, alcohol is also the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States after tobacco and poor diet/physical activity.

Top Addictive Substances, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 06/28/2018

By Harold C. Urschel III, MD, MMA, Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist
 
Cigarette smoking has been identified as the single most preventable cause of both morbidity and premature death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths.1
 

Youths And Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Top Addictive Substances, Miscellaneous Drug & Alcohol Posts : 03/28/2018

by Harold C. Urschel III, MD, MMA, Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist

 

Under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, the use and/or possession of marijuana for any purpose is a federal crime. Under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), marijuana is classified as a Schedule I substance, meaning that it is determined to have a high potential for abuse and (currently) no accepted medical use.