ASAM Criteria

ASAM Criteria are utilized clinically, for multi-dimensional assessment and level-of-care recommendations  About ASAM Continuum of Care (American Society of Addiction Medicine) BoardPREP services span ASAM level 0.5 to level 2.5, which include Intensive Day Treatment with monitored Recovery Residence based on the ASAM Criteria. “IOP”, Monitoring and Recovery Support 95% of substance use and co-occurring disorders…

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Understanding Diagnostic Interplay

“Over-diagnosis and under-diagnosis are real problems in psychiatry. The true diagnostic picture usually begins to emerge after detoxification and some time. Many of the diagnoses need to be teased out over several sessions.” BoardPrep’s experts provide integrated and concurrent treatment for: Anxiety Mood Attention Sleep Pain Post-acute withdrawal BoardPrep tailors recovery plans with awareness and respect…

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Over Time Marijuana Dampens Brain Response to Reward

A compelling article, further debunking the myth that marijuana is a safe drug. Please enjoy and share this important article from Kara Gavin at University of Michigan Health Lab: “A long-term study of young marijuana users shows measurable changes in the brain’s reward system, shifts that may put them at risk for addiction.” Most people would…

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Choose engagement over everything else

John Harden – Sadly, addiction treatment clients who are involved in a traditional program may feel that it is just another form of punishment, not treatment at all. Treatment centers often reinforce that idea through “clinical over-reach,” insisting on highly restrictive care in practically all cases. However, NIDA estimates that 95% of treatment-seekers are clinically appropriate for…