Addiction and COVID-19 Pandemic: A View From a Specialist

Addiction and COVID-19 Pandemic: A View From a Specialist

 In our fifth episode of “Cupajoe & Chats to Go” (quick hot topic interviews with healthcare professionals): Program Director Naperville-Warrenville, Dr. Monica Roberts, LCPC meets with Symetria Recovery’s Dr. Thomas Eiseman, Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Eiseman is also the Director of Medication- Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services for Northwestern…

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The Motivation To Change

The Motivation To Change

 In our fourth episode of “Cupajoe & Chats to Go” (quick hot topic interviews with healthcare professionals): Do you need to “hit rock bottom” in order to make change?  Community Liason Robyn Duberstein meets with Dr. Aaron Weiner, Board Certified Psychologist and Master Addiction Counselor to discuss motivation versus bottom. Dr. Weiner talks about his…

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What is Methadone?

What is Methadone?

It is likely that you have heard of Methadone as a treatment for withdrawal symptoms from heroin and other opioids. It has been around a long time. Developed in Germany in the late 1930s as a painkiller, it was approved for use in the United States in 1947. Today, Methadone is approved by the Food…

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Do Interventions Work?

Do Interventions Work?

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a disease that affects the entire family. You recognize that your loved one is struggling because of his or her drug use. It’s causing your relationship to deteriorate. It’s breaking up the family. It’s causing financial issues, and so much more. You want to stage a drug addiction intervention, but…

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