Blog posts in Top Addictive Substances

Youths And Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Top Addictive Substances, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 01/22/2019

By Harold C. Urschel III, Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist
While cigarette smoking has been on a downward trend for more than a decade, the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (also known as electronic cigarettes, e-cigs, vapes, juuling, mods), known as “vaping,” is a trend that continues to rise with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, major companies including Phillip Morris (the makers of Marlboro cigarettes and others) are now getting into the e-cig arena.

Top Addictive Substances, Dual Diagnosis, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 09/26/2018

By Joshua M. Masino, PsyD, Neuropsychologist and Enterhealth Director of Neuropsychological Services


Why use neuropsychological testing for drug abuse treatment?

Substance abuse – opioid abuse in particular – causes considerable damage not only to the body, but also to the brain and its ability to function normally. This damage can be especially persistent if the user is physically dependent on the substance, and it can lead to altered cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning.


Top Addictive Substances, Life in Recovery After Addiction, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 08/16/2018

By Harold C. Urschel III, MD, MMA, Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist
The Quiet Rise in Alcohol Addiction
While the ongoing opioid crisis continues to garner headlines and high-profile debates regarding marijuana legalization rage across the country, alcohol abuse continues to fly under the radar and out of most people’s sphere of concern. However, in addition to being the most commonly treated substance of abuse, alcohol is also the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States after tobacco and poor diet/physical activity.

Top Addictive Substances, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 06/28/2018

By Harold C. Urschel III, MD, MMA, Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist
Cigarette smoking has been identified as the single most preventable cause of both morbidity and premature death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths.1