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Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Alcohol and Substance AbuseSubstance abuse disorders are characterized by a pattern of excessive use of a drug, alcohol, or other chemical, leading to effects that are detrimental to the individual's physical and mental health, or the welfare of others. Unless addressed early and aggressively with treatment, drug and alcohol abuse often result in negative social consequences, such as failure to meet work, family, or school obligations, as well as interpersonal conflicts and legal problems.


Please join us during the month of December for our Blog Talk Radio series 3-330pm ET

December 3 Myths and Realities of the Holiday Blues  with Drs. Philip Muskin and Anna Dickerman

December 10  Treatments for Cocaine Dependence   with Drs. Adam Bisaga and Frances Levin

December 11  Treatments for Marijuana Dependence with Drs. Adam Bisaga and John Mariani

December 12  Treatments for Opioid Dependence with Drs. Maria Sullivan and Frances Levin

To join a talk please dial 347-996-5875 or go to

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