Coping With Addiction in the Family

Coping With Addiction in the Family

NYC neurologist and addiction medicine specialist Dr. Russell Surasky provides 5 tips for families struggling with addiction. Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) November 29, 2016

Trump May Be Our Only Hope In Reversing The National Drug Epidemic

Trump May Be Our Only Hope In Reversing The National Drug Epidemic

The presidential election cycle of 2016 will go down as one of the most remarkable in history, and the election of Donald Trump may be the most consequential political event of our time. The nation continues to be divided along political lines, but a renowned addiction specialist sees a bright future from the trenches of the battle that he fights every day.

Dr. Surasky provided opinion in The Addiction Professional

Consistent sleep. Regular exercise. Ample opportunities for social interaction. These basic-sounding elements of a productive life become essentials at the early stages of recovery. A physician who runs an outpatient addiction treatment practice on Long Island believes clinicians should do more to emphasize their importance—while not forgetting how difficult it might be for patients to implement them into a healthy routine.

Recovering from Addiction: 12-step Programs Are the Gold Standard

Addiction is a complex, chronic disease. It is caused by a combination of biological, behavioral, and environmental factors, all of which have to be addressed to effect a cure. Many of the advances in treating addiction in the last twenty years have focused on how drugs change the brain and on the development of medication-assisted treatments to reverse those changes.