Studies have shown that 28% of the population has an alcohol use disorder. However, only 6% of that population meets the criteria in which they would have to give up alcohol completely. Remarkably, 90% of treatment facilities have programs that make their patients abstain from alcohol, ignoring that perhaps alcohol moderation is the key to…Details
“I’m so stressed…what do I do?” We all face stress. It’s a part of our daily lives. Deadlines, meetings, reports, bills, traffic lights, breakdown, interviews, exams, waiting for results. Then there’s relationships…oh my. And it all seems to come at the same time! The question is: how much is too much? Is it us? Our…Details
Anxiety is much more than an apprehensive emotion. There are many different types of anxiety disorders with serious societal repercussions and debilitating physical symptoms. This can make diagnosis difficult in all individuals. However, teen anxiety can be more difficult to detect because teens may not express their symptoms to loved ones or caregivers, fearing the…Details
I ask this question because I sense patients are looking for something when I talk to them the first time. Perhaps they were unsatisfied by prior treatment efforts, are looking for better explanation of their diagnosis, or didn’t gel with their previous provider? I always ask what the person is looking for this time with…Details
Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC and Craig James, LCSW, LSATP, MAC presented “Alcohol Moderation: Harm Reduction for Alcohol Use Disorders” at the Southern Harm Reduction Conference on August 27, 2021.
When you struggle with addiction, it can be hard to recognize the many ways that substance abuse affects your life. Because substance abuse may change behavior, this can lead you to take risks you may not otherwise take when unimpaired. The repercussions of risk-taking behavior can lead to serious problems like legal troubles, financial issues,…Details
Millions of Americans develop alcohol dependence at some point in their lives. When you become physically dependent on a substance like alcohol, you may need a mix of medical treatment and behavioral therapy to recover. Alcoholism is an illness that can be difficult to diagnose and treat because alcohol is so prevalent in daily life.…Details
Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC, and Craig James, LCSW, LSATP, MAC will be presenting “Practicing Alcohol Moderation: A Harm Reduction Alternative to the Abstinence-Only Model” at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addiction Disorders. Attendees will be able to view the seminar live from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm on Saturday, September 11, 2021, or for…Details
A Courageous Conversation about Collective Trauma sponsored by Beloved Yoga. As part of the panel discussion, Craig spoke about the social justice movement of 2020 and the substance use challenges of our society.
On Saturday, June 26, 2021, The Chris Atwood Foundation sponsored Recovery Awareness: Celebrating Ian Gordon’s Art at ArtSpace in Herndon. Cyndi and Craig attended the event and learned more about the harm reduction options the Mobile Care Unit offers throughout the Northern VA area.