Author Archives: Evan O'Donnell

Self-Medicating with Alcohol: How Combining Treatments Can Help You Quit

sel-medicating with alcohol walking in the desert

Fighting addiction is rarely easy, and it can be especially hard if you drink to self-medicate. This is not an unusual situation to be in, and it can make finding the right treatment both confusing and discouraging. We’ve heard from people who have kicked their physical dependence on alcohol, only to start again because of […]

Antabuse and the Birth of Medication for Alcoholism

antabuse's birthplace in Denmark

Medication to treat alcoholism continues to gain popularity. Naltrexone in particular has earned a loyal following for its ability to limit alcohol cravings. Things weren’t always so easy, however. Once upon a time, there were no medication options for alcohol addiction. Disulfiram, commercially known as Antabuse, occupies an important place in the history of alcohol […]

Recovery Coaching: How Does it Work and How Can it Help?

recovery coaching: two people talking at sunset

Treatment for addiction is evolving at a fast pace. Elsewhere in this blog we have explored the advantages of medication assisted treatment, as well as telemedicine. There is, however, another major shift happening in how substance abuse is treated: The expansion of recovery coaching. What is Recovery Coaching? While medication to treat alcoholism can make […]

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