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Eating Disorders and OCD – Why They Co-Occur

  People with eating disorders (ED) have a nine times greater risk of developing lifetime obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). In a recent Journal of Psychiatric Research article, a study by Drakes, Fawsett, Rose, et al. also found that those with EDs were at 8 times greater risk for current OCD.   Eating Disorders and OCD […]

Teen Eating Disorders on the Rise During Pandemic

  Since March 2020, the National Eating Disorders Association helpline has had a 40% increase in overall call volume. 35% of the callers were 13 to 17 years old. This represents a 30% increase in calls over the preceding year for teenagers.   Why are Teen Eating Disorders Impacted by the Pandemic? In a recent […]

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The (Sometimes Surprising) Milestones in Recovery

  When we have a loved one who begins treatment for a disease, it is normal to want to know what to expect. Can we look forward to a cure or are we just trying to get more quality time? Will it be something they live with forever? How will we assess the effectiveness of […]

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Opioids in the NFL – The Pressure to Perform

  As of 2017, the opioid crisis has been designated as a public health emergency. 80-90% of opioid deaths happen in the United States, yet we are only 5% of the world’s population. The CDC reported that in 2019 opioid overdoses were up 4.6% and for 2020 we are on track for a 13% increase. […]

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Acute Care vs Recovery Management – Addiction Treatment

Acute care (AC) models of addiction treatment encompass service interventions that intervene at a late stage of problem development via services focused on brief biopsychosocial stabilization that lack sustained support across the stages of long-term personal and family recovery. Recovery management (RM) is a philosophical framework for organizing addiction treatment services to provide pre-recovery identification and […]

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