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Everything You Need To Know About Addiction

Addiction is not a sign of weakness, a character flaw, or a moral failure. It is a common condition that affects millions of people of all ages, backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. And while there is no one cause of addiction, there is hope—it can be treated effectively. Keep Reading To Learn The...

Everything You Need To Know About Substance Use Detox

Addiction is one of the biggest challenges facing society today. Countless people are turning to substances, including prescription medications and alcohol, to cope with stress, trauma, and symptoms of common disorders, such as depression. There is massive stigma around addiction, whether someone is...

Video: Supporting a Loved One Through Addiction Recovery

Misuse of drugs and alcohol impacts many more people than the person going through the illness—it can affect family mental health as well. How can families best approach difficult conversations about addiction? Is there a best way to approach the situation? And what happens when the family is...

Podcast: Helping Someone Who’s Struggling With Addiction

In this episode, Rocco A. Iannucci, MD, and Michael Walsh, MS, MCAP, CIP, discuss how to approach the topic of addiction, ways to navigate the uncertainty of a hard conversation, and what to do if other close family members are also struggling with their own addictions or mental health challenges...

Helping Patients and Families Navigate Addiction Treatment Services

When she is not working as the admissions coordinator at Fernside, a McLean Hospital Signature Addiction Recovery Program, Quinn Tremblay stays very busy. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending country concerts and sports events, and “making folks laugh.” She said that her...

Dual Diagnosis: Barriers and Gateways to Effective Addiction Care

Addiction to drugs or alcohol often coexists with one or more other mental health conditions. A 2018 study found that nearly 48% of American adults with a substance use disorder had at least one other psychiatric disorder. Among adults aged 18 or older in 2018: 57.8 million adults had a substance...

Improving Our Treatment Approach for Opioid Use Disorder

A new national study, directed in part by Roger D. Weiss, MD, chief of McLean Hospital’s Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction, aims to create a model to predict who can successfully wean off their medication for opioid use disorder while also exploring how to help patients to continue some form...