Crisis Intervention Services are available 24 hours a day by calling, toll-free 1-800-621-8504 Behavioral Health & IDD Centralized Intake 1-800-669-4166
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Addiction: Treat It Like a disease Hazelden Watch three recovering addicts share their stories of recovery. Together with their family members, they offer insight and inspiration for people struggling to understand a loved one's addiction. "I'm not a bad person. I'm just somebody who had a disease," says Karen in the video. The video was produced by Hazelden collaborative partner Be Smart. Be Well.
Treatment of Addiction VideoMD Dr. Christopher Welsh, an addiction psychiatrist at the Univ. of Maryland, discusses the different types of treatment for addiction including methadone and rehabilitation.
Designed to Drink? The Genetics of Alcoholism Hazelden Hazelden's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marvin Seppala, counts off the top risk factors that lead to alcoholism. Genetics tops the list of risk factors, with children of alcoholics shown to be six times more likely to develop the disease than those without parents with addiction.
Addiction: What Is It? Hazelden Watch Marvin Seppala, MD, chief medical officer at Hazelden, and other leading experts explain how addiction affects the brain and why it is so hard for addicts to stop using drugs or alcohol.