Addiction and Children – The Numbers

By Elizabeth Weidmer-Mikhail, MD, Psychiatrist, Enterhealth Ranch Medical Director With approximately 18 million individuals in the U.S. addicted to alcohol, The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence estimates there are about 26.8 million children exposed to alcoholism in their family every year. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) further estimates that …

Legal Status of Marijuana in the United States

by Harold C. Urschel III, MD, MMA, Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist Under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, the use and/or possession of marijuana for any purpose is a federal crime. Under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), marijuana is classified as a Schedule I substance, meaning that it is determined to have a high potential …

The Components of a Successful Recovery

When it comes to effectively treating drug and alcohol addiction, the treatment professionals at Enterhealth agree that a successful recovery is most often the result of multiple components working together to treat not just the addiction, but also the underlying psychological issues, physical ailments and real-life stressors which may have shaped the addiction in the …

Addiction Among the Retired

By Scott Trout, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating OfficerEnterhealth Ranch and Enterhealth Outpatient of Excellence A New and Alarming Trend In recent years, the number of older adults entering treatment for alcohol and drug addiction has been on an alarming upward trend. A study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) …