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Examining Patient Brokering and Addiction Treatment Fraud Concerns
Tuesday, December 12,2017 17:20

Summary by Jeffrey Huttman, Ph.D. On December 12th, 2017 the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee (115th Congress) of The House Energy and Commerce Committee (E&C) held a hearing entitled Examining Concerns of Patient Brokering and Addiction Treatment Fraud. Click  for a video of the hearing here. The hearing involved testimony from various law enforcement, government, and […]

Top 10: Cognitive Distortions
Monday, December 11,2017 12:46

Many in recovery have heard the phrase “I don’t have a drinking problem, I have a thinking problem.” A cognitive distortion is defined on wikipedia as exaggerated or irrational thought patterns that are believed to perpetuate the effects of psychopathological states, especially depression and anxiety. Also known as “Stinking Thinking,” cognitive distortions can be extremely dangerous […]

“Top 10” Special: Excuses, Relapse, and Recovery
Friday, December 01,2017 15:31

Each week Evolutions Treatment Center does a live video on Facebook discussing different “Top 10” topics pertaining to addiction, recovery, treatment, etc… This week (11/29/17), we did something a little different. Blake Cohen, our Admissions Director, got together with three social media stars (James Sweasy, Marty Norman, and Andrew Hager) as well as a reality […]

Top 10 Thanksgiving Survival Tips For the Recovering Addict
Wednesday, November 22,2017 17:28

The holiday season can be a difficult time for many of us. Whether you are in recovery from addiction or not, extended periods of time with family or loved ones can be stressful. Or perhaps you are alone this holiday season, none the less, it can be a difficult part of the year. The holidays […]

CEA Reports Underestimated Costs of the Opioid Crisis
Tuesday, November 21,2017 17:17

Jeffrey Huttman, Ph.D. On November 20th, 2017 the white house posted a report by the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) in which 2015 estimates of the total cost of the opioid crisis were reportedly drastically underestimated. https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/11/20/cea-report-underestimated-cost-opioid-crisis Although the crisis has only worsened over the past two years, data such as this typically comes out […]

Top 10: What to Expect When Your Loved One Comes Home From Treatment
Tuesday, November 21,2017 15:18

Sending a loved one to treatment for addiction can be extremely difficult and anyone who’s had to do it could attest to that. While the loved one is in care, though, many families report feeling relief knowing their loved one is safe and receiving help. Unfortunately, that relief can be short lived knowing your loved […]