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Gaslighting and Addiction

Every year, the Merriam-Webster dictionary selects a word of the year. For 2022, it’s “gaslighting.” The dictionary publisher noted that look ups for the word increased by 1,740% over the course of the year. Gaslighting and addiction are intertwined. Read on to learn more about how addicts gaslight others as well as themselves, and what…

How to stay sober and manage drinking during the holidays

Holiday time is often called “prime time” by the sober community. Starting with the Thanksgiving holiday and running through New Years, the season is full of both triggers and pressures to drink or use drugs. How can someone in recovery stay sober during the holidays? How can someone moderate their drinking if it’s becoming a…

Virtual, Online, and Telephone AA & NA Meetings

A virtual Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meeting can be a lifesaver when you’re struggling or feeling low, whether you’re working a treatment program to get sober or managing your sobriety. There are many online AA and NA meetings from both local and national groups at all times of the day. There are also call-in…

Helping American Indians Get Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol and drug addiction hit American Indians much harder than the general population. Methamphetamine in particular has reached epidemic proportions. But there’s hope through partnership and better means of treatment to help those in need, including digital treatment programs that can be accessed from anywhere and health plans that cover the costs of treatment entirely.…

Candy, cash, gifts: How rewards help recovery from addiction – AP article on Contingency Management

Carla Johnson covers how the contingency management approach to treating substance use disorders is more effective in this article. She quotes Harold Lewis, who had been struggling with an addiction for years and started getting better when he got into a program where he earned rewards for staying in treatment: “Recovery should be fun because…

Overdose Awareness and Prevention

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st. We here at Affect join those fighting to help people win the battle against Substance Use Disorders by helping to raise awareness and give information and resources when overdoses occur. You can get involved, honor a lost loved one, or donate at www.overdoseday.com The number of overdoses is…

Digital Methamphetamine and Cocaine Treatment in Kentucky on your smartphone

Affect is now licensed for digital methamphetamine and cocaine addiction treatment in Kentucky and accepting new members. Check to see if you are qualified for our program and get started rebuilding your life. Getting treatment for meth and cocaine addiction in Kentucky has never been easier, and never been better. Affect’s integrated digital addiction treatment…

Digital Methamphetamine and Cocaine Treatment in Arizona on your smartphone

You don’t have to go to rehab to beat addiction. You can use Affect’s smartphone app for alcohol, meth, crack and cocaine addiction treatment anywhere in Arizona. We accept Medicaid and can work with you to get treatment that works at more affordable rates than residential inpatient or outpatient drug rehab. Many of our members…

Digital Methamphetamine and Cocaine Treatment in Nevada on your smartphone

Affect is now licensed for digital methamphetamine and cocaine addiction treatment in Nevada and accepting new members and referrals. Check to see if you are qualified for our program and get started rebuilding your life. Getting treatment for meth and cocaine addiction in Nevada has never been easier, and never been better. Affect’s integrated digital…

Working with Criminal Justice to Solve Addiction Treatment Challenges

Affect Therapeutics works with partners across the criminal justice system to provide a solution that works better. We work with courts and lawyers, case managers, parole and probation officers and more to address their challenges and lighten load that drug and alcohol-related arrests create. What is the scope of the drug and alcohol problem in criminal…