The effective treatment of substance abuse requires attention to many different aspects. Addiction can arise from biological, social, physical, and mental foundations, all of which may play a role simultaneously. Therefore, professional treatment is necessary to overcome these compounding factors. …


Addiction is a complex disease that requires individualized and holistic treatment. As with any complicated disease, information on the topic can be easily misunderstood. As a result, many myths surrounding addiction are circulated. …


When it comes to treating addictions, there are some effective individual and group therapy techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy that can help address a person’s triggers when it comes to substance abuse.

And while it may seem counter intuitive to some, there are also specialized medications that can be…


When it comes to managing addiction, it’s not a journey that needs to be taken alone. In fact, it shouldn’t be. But while individual therapy on its own can be very helpful, group therapy adds another dimension that you may not have considered, says Dr. …


Everyone has days where they feel lost or out of touch with their emotions. That is a normal experience, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways that you can clear your mind. …


Medicated-assisted treatment is becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. This form of therapy is extremely effective in treating substance abuse, especially when addiction is paired with a co-occurring mental health condition. There are various medications approved by the FDA for use in the treatment of addiction, making this therapy…


There are various forms of treatment available to those suffering from substance abuse disorders. The most effective therapy options offer an integrative approach. An integrative approach typically includes medication-assisted therapy, a strategy that uses medication and psychological therapy to address the complex issues related to addiction. …

Chambless Johnston

Chambless Johnston is a renowned doctor focusing on addiction treatment in Johnston City, Tennessee. He is the CEO and founder of East Tennessee Recovery.

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