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Addiction Help

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My name is Todd Branston - I've been working in the field of addictions for over 27 years, within the inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as working in the Department of Corrections, the Director of Counseling for a large chemical dependency hospital, to where I'm currently employed doing in-home chemical dependency engagement with (mostly) seniors. I am part of an experts forum on chemical dependency and have a podcast on Xtremeoctaneradio.com every Tuesday @ 7 PM EDT

I can answer questions related to getting/staying sober, queries related to support for loved ones, support groups, relapse prevention, communication skills, alcohol and drug pharmacology, and finding ways to increase joy within sobriety. I see sobriety as a skill and understand that recovery looks different for everybody.  When you listen to my show you’ll hear information on harm-reduction, methadone, mindfullness, stages-of-change, as well as a host of therapies including RET and CBT.

I am a fan of mental-health and anti-craving medications as it seems to me that addiction is largely biochemical and that relapse is largely the result of cravings. I make the distinction between addiction and dependence as when we're talking about addiction we need to talk about craving.  When someone talks about being addicted to xbox or watching TV we are talking about a behavioral compulsion - while they might feel the same they are indeed different. It is my experience that it is important to make the distinction as treatment for both of these afflictions can be different.

Please visit my fledgling site: askanaddictioncounselor.com. on Facebook, or on twitter: addictionguy.

You can also send me email @ addictionhelppp@gmail.com


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