Outpatient Coordinator & Community Outreach
What do you think of when you hear the word “rehab”? Most people think rehab or chemical dependency treatment, consists of a 30 day, in-house program. Well, that’s accurate! However, a continuum of care exists that many people are not completely aware of and the importance of having a client move through this continuum is vital to many client’s experiencing lasting sobriety. (Read More)
Dr. Daniel Amen
M.D., CEO & Medical Director, Amen Clinics, Inc.
Jarred, 48, a successful CPA, came to the Amen Clinics because his memory was getting worse, which he initially attributed to “just getting older.” But when he heard me say on one of my public television shows that there is evidence Alzheimer’s disease starts 30 years before people have any symptoms, and that it has a genetic component, he decided to get evaluated. His memory was clearly worse than it was five years earlier, and his father and his father’s father had both died with Alzheimer’s disease.! (Read More)
Article provided, courtesy of the Amen Clinics, Inc., written by Claire Parins, Editorial Director for the American Bar Association’s Publishing Group and a Regular Contributor to Renew.
You see ads about our brains everywhere: Boost your memory! Prevent Alzheimer’s by eating right! Enhance learning in three easy steps! Improve your mood, and prevent depression with natural supplements. There is an avalanche of products and information about enhancing brain fitness. No question, brain health is “in.” For those in recovery, brain fitness may be even more important than for those who don’t struggle with addiction. After all, the brain is the organ that controls our ability to say yes and no. It is the center of the addictive voice and where the mysteries of depression and joy reside. The good news is that, more than ever, tools and information about how to take care of our brains are helping enhance the recovery experience. (Read More)
Shari Corbitt, Psy.D.
Director of Neuroscience & Senior Clinical Advisor at Beacon House
Many of us in the treatment community have begun to hear more and more about EEG Biofeedback. We also hear about neurofeedback. Is it the same thing? Different? Is it that thing where you warm up your extremities and feel more relaxed? Why is it suddenly popping up everywhere? If it is evidence based why hasn’t it been readily available before now? Finally, what the heck is it, really? All of these questions and more will be answered in a concise and straightforward manner in the following paragraphs. You need not be a Neuropsychologist to grasp what you’re about to read. Lord knows I’m not! (Read More)