Online Support Groups

Online Support Groups, Columbia Treatment Center (CTC)

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has released a guide for treatment and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are strongly encouraging and promoting support groups during these times. If you cannot attend in-person groups due to social distancing guidelines, you can find some amazing resources online. Online Support Groups Online support groups are offered in a variety of … Read More

How Treatment Can Help Expunge Your Record

Look Good in Court, Columbia Treatment Center

Look Good in Court Achieve favorable results in court by participating in a treatment program that has been in the court systems in the DMV for 33 years. Help your attorney by helping yourself. Completion of our programs can help you in the following ways: Get unsupervised probation Expunge your record Obtain a PBJ (“probation before judgement”) Stay out of … Read More

Quarantined with an Angry and Abusive Family Member?

Dealing with an Angry and Abusive Family Member, Columbia Treatment Center

Being isolated at home with family and other household members can be very, very stressful. It is very scary to be in a home with an abusive family member. On top of the recent quarantine due to COVID-19, domestic violence and abuse is rising worldwide. In fact, for many homes, the violence is becoming more frequent, more severe and more … Read More

Telemedicine and Teletherapy

Teletherapy, Columbia Treatment Center (CTC)

As COVID-19 spreads, telemedicine and teletherapy has emerged as a dominant technology all over the world. Also called virtual care, eHealth, online therapy, and audio-conferencing, our clinicians have been providing these services to select clients for several years. We call our teletherapy services Maven Online, coming from the Hebrew name of one who understands, and we are committed to increasing … Read More

Problem Gambling and Treatment

Problem Gambling and Treatment

The growth of the gambling industry has spawned new research aimed at the effects of gambling on the brain. Gambling was historically viewed as an impulse disorder, but the DSM 5 has now categorized problem gambling as an addictive disorder. Recent studies in psychology, neuroscience and genetics suggest similarities between gambling addiction and drug/alcohol addiction. In other words, Tom’s brain … Read More