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Category: What is Addiction

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  • When Is It Time to Seek Help for the Young Person in Your Life? (Part Two)

    Portions of this article are excerpted and adapted from the upcoming book Hope Against Hope, authored by Renascent’s Clinical Director Michael Lochran and consulting Psychotherapist Laura Cavanagh. Hope Against Hope is scheduled for publication later this year. Adolescence and early adulthood are developmental periods of particularly high risk for the development of substance use and … Continued

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    When Is It Time to Seek Help for the Young Person in Your Life? (Part One)

    Portions of this article are excerpted and adapted from the upcoming book Hope Against Hope, authored by Renascent’s Clinical Director Michael Lochran and consulting Psychotherapist Laura Cavanagh. Hope Against Hope is scheduled for publication later this year. Addiction is a progressive neurological disorder, characterized by a loss of control over one’s drinking or using behaviour, … Continued

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    Inpatient Versus Outpatient Treatment: Which is Right for Me?

    Portions of this article are excerpted and adapted from the upcoming book Hope Against Hope, authored by Renascent’s Clinical Director Michael Lochran and consulting Psychotherapist Laura Cavanagh. Hope Against Hope’s anticipated release is in 2022. Since the New York State Inebriate Asylum opened in 1864, inpatient residential treatment has been the gold standard intervention for … Continued

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    The Neurobiology of Addiction – Part Two: Relapse, Abstinence, and Treatment

    This article is the second in a two-part medical series explaining the underlying biology and brain science of addiction. Portions of this series are excerpted and adapted from the upcoming book Hope Against Hope, authored by Renascent’s Clinical Director, Michael Lochran and consulting Psychotherapist, Laura Cavanagh. Hope Against Hope’s anticipated release is in 2022. Addiction is … Continued

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    The Neurobiology of Addiction – Part One: The Importance of Alcohol- and Drug-Free Recovery

    This article is the first in a two-part medical series explaining the underlying biology and brain science of addiction. Portions of this series are excerpted and adapted from the upcoming book Hope Against Hope, authored by Renascent’s Clinical Director, Michael Lochran and consulting Psychotherapist, Laura Cavanagh. Hope Against Hope’s anticipated release is in 2022. “You don’t … Continued

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