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Tips for holding an effective intervention
Interventions can be highly effective tools to help someone with a substance use disorder, though planning one on your own can be overwhelming. Rogers’ Dr. Michelle Maloney offers five tips for holding an effective intervention.
Quiz helps flag the signs your teen could be using drugs or alcohol
Wondering if your teen is using drugs or alcohol? Coming to the conclusion can be scary, but recognizing the signs is critical.
Why do teens turn to alcohol and drugs?
Kids who are dealing with depression, anxiety, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at a higher risk for a drug or alcohol problem. In fact, ninety percent of addictions start in the teen years.
Is Suboxone really “trading one addiction for another”?
It's not uncommon to hear that taking a medication for an opioid use disorder is "trading one addiction for another." But is this really true? Dr. Ian Powell helps explain the truth about using medication assisted treatment to help those living with opioid use disorder.
7 warning signs of teen drug or alcohol use
More kids are experimenting with alcohol and drugs at an early age, and recognizing the signs of substance use becomes critical.
Celebrating sobriety: Kate’s story
When a causal relationship with alcohol collided with the complications of postpartum depression, Kate fell into a downward spiral. Hear how the right mix of family, hope—and treatment—brought her back.
Supporting parents who support kids in addiction treatment
The parent support group at Rogers–Brown Deer for dual diagnosis shows parents they're not alone and helps them set appropriate boundaries.
DSM-5 Now Categorizes Substance Use Disorders in a Single Continuum
Commonly referred to as DSM-5 or “psychiatry’s bible,” the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) provides revised criteria to be used by clinicians as they evaluate and diagnose different mental health conditions. Included in DSM-5 is a new chapter on “Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders.”