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Doctors Are Unprepared to Diagnose and Treat Addiction

Doctors Are Unprepared to Diagnose and Treat Addiction

  The prevalence of addiction in this country no longer comes across as shocking news to the general public as most people are aware that the drug and alcohol problem in America is enormous. However, what may come as a surprise is the inability of doctors to feel comfortable in diagnosing and treating any form of addiction. In fact, many physicians do not receive adequate training in addiction medicine – which only exacerbates a problem that … Read entire article »

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When to Seek Therapy

When to Seek Therapy

  Contrary to popular misconception, you don’t have to be “crazy,” desperate, or on the brink of a meltdown to go to therapy.  At the same time, therapy isn’t usually necessary for every little struggle that life throws your way – especially if you have a strong support system of friends and family.  So how do you know when it’s time to see a therapist? Most people can benefit from therapy at least some point in their … Read entire article »

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A Commitment to Faith, Hope, and Courage: An Interview with Dr. Seth Kadish

A Commitment to Faith, Hope, and Courage: An Interview with Dr. Seth Kadish

“You can observe a lot just by watching” ~ Yogi Berra Sitting in the corner at a local coffeehouse a few blocks from PCH Treatment Center, the mental health facility where he serves as director of group therapies and conducts both group and individual therapy sessions, Seth Kadish appears every bit the observer one might expect from a man who’s spent two decades exploring the inner workings of the human mind. His website bio states: “I am … Read entire article »

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Bullying and Mental Illness

  A recent study confirms a linkage between bullying and mental illness. It has long been speculated that bullies are much more inclined to suffer from mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder and oppositional defiant disorder. Providing an actual scientific link for the reasons many young men and women act as bullies was recently studied by researchers at Brown University and the results shed new light on an unnerving subject. Bullies are thought to act out for a variety of reasons.  Whether due to inadequate parental supervision as children or lack of proper authority and upbringing, children that become “bullies” often act out their aggression and dissatisfaction with their own lives on other innocent children. Researchers at Brown University analyzed survey responses from parents of nearly 64,000 children ages 6 … Read entire article »

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Wayne Perry Interview

Wayne Perry, sound therapist and founder and director of the Sound Therapy Center of Los Angeles agreed to an interview and invited Treatment4Addiction staff into his office this week.  Over a meal of spaghetti with faux-meat sauce he explained the principles of “vibrational medicine,” “sound medicine”, and bioacoustic therapy.  A former singer, he turned to healing when learning about the power of sound and vibration.  In addition to healing those who are sick, he also has worked with actors, such as Marlon Brando.  Treatment4Addiction chose Wayne Perry because of his reputation as being a phenomenal sound therapist and as a way of introducing readers to alternative, holistic methods of healing and recovery. The foundation of the health and wellness concept is that everything is made of sound, including our bodies. It … Read entire article »

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