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A Conversation About Being Sober and Becoming Happy With John MacDougall Gateway Foundation

A Conversation About Being Sober and Becoming Happy With John MacDougall

Dr. John MacDougall spent 30 years drinking alcohol and using drugs every hour of the day before being sober became a reality in 1989. He worked at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for two decades as the director of spiritual guidance and now works as the spiritual care coordinator at The Retreat, a treatment center grounded in the 12-Step principles. He will…

Gateway Foundation What is Addiction Medicine?

What is Addiction Medicine?

What is Addiction Medicine? What is Addiction Medicine? It is a specialty medical field that involves diagnosis and treatment as part of comprehensive care for addiction and substance use disorder. Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain “that often involves cycles of relapse and remission, and without treatment, is progressive and can result in…

Gateway Foundation Signs and Symptoms of Drug Drug Addiction and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

According to a 2017 article in The Washington Post, one in eight Americans have an alcohol use disorder and a 2017 Pew Research poll found that nearly half of U.S. adults have a close friend or family member who has a substance use disorder involving drugs. Do you know the signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction? Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol…