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Is There a Connection Between Bariatric Surgery and Substance Abuse?

by Elizabeth Weidmer-Mikhail, MD, Enterhealth Ranch and Outpatient Center of Excellence Psychiatrist Since bariatric weight loss surgeries have become more affordable and accessible to more and more Americans, bariatric professionals and addiction treatment professionals alike are starting to sound the alarm concerning the trend in the number of people who develop a substance use disorder …

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Treating Addiction and Eating Disorders

by Michelle Hook, MSN, RN, Enterhealth Ranch Executive Director The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that around half of patients with eating disorders abuse alcohol or illicit drugs, a rate that is nearly five times higher than the general population. On the other side of that equation, SAMHSA found that up …

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

by Alexandra Frascino, MS, LMFT, Therapist, Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence For decades, researchers in the field of psychology have worked to develop science-based interventions for people who want to overcome substance abuse. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) was developed as an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral …