Addictions

New Treatments Available to Help People with Drug Addictions

The statistics surrounding addiction are shocking and the impact is devastating. In 2017, 70,000 people[i] in the U.S. died from drug overdoses – the highest number in history. Hamilton County accounted for 570 of those deaths[ii]. The City of Cincinnati alone saw a 79% increase in overdose deaths from 2014 to 2017. The region, including […]

Screenagers: Overcoming internet and gaming addictions

A New Way to Balance Digital Usage It’s a concern for parents across the country. Teenagers are consumed by countless digital distractions. Smart phones, gaming consoles, or any number of devices connected to the Internet compete for their attention. Concerns over growing and habitual media use are nothing new, but the broad availability of portable […]

“In the News” – Dr. Tuell joins Fox and Friends to Discuss Internet Addiction

Lindner Center of HOPE Clinical Director of Addiction Services Dr. Chris J. Tuell joined Fox & Friends on January 28, 2019 to talk about a new program at the Lindner Center designed to identify and treat Internet addiction. “This program helps those struggling with a loss of control to re-center their lives to avoid additional […]

Recovery Supporters Can Also Experience a Rough Road, But The Journey Is Still Worthwhile

  Peter White, M.A., LPCC, Lindner Center of HOPE, Addictions Counselor Many loved ones of people with substance use disorders are often discouraged by the severity and duration of distress initiated and endured by their loved ones. In a related manner, many professionals working with people with substance use disorders become disillusioned and discouraged by […]

Is the opposite of addiction really sobriety?

By Chris Tuell, Ed.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Lindner Center of HOPE Clinical Director of Addiction Services   In April of 1975, the Viet Nam War came to an end. During this 10 years of military strife, 58,220 U.S. soldiers lost their lives.  However, the end of the war also brought another difficult issue to light.  A […]

Integrative Mental Health: Can health occur without mental health? By Chris J. Tuell, EdD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, Lindner Center of HOPE Clinical Director of Addiction Services

Integrative mental health (IMH) combines conventional biological psychiatry and psychological interventions with traditional and complementary alternative medicine (CAM) to provide holistic patient-centered care. Using non-hierarchical interdisciplinary teamwork, the patient and practitioner are able to explore psychological paradigms involving biological, cultural and spiritual dimensions of health and illness. Kindness, avoidance of harm and informed consent are […]

Mental illness, Addiction and Digital Infidelity

By: Chris Tuell Ed.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Clinical Director of Addiction Services Lindner Center of HOPE Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Fifty years ago, I was six years old.  My family, like many families of the day, subscribed to Life magazine.  On the cover of the magazine […]

The heroin addict next door

Heroin does not discriminate — it spans all socioeconomic classes and infiltrates all communities. Heroin users of today are people you see every day – your neighbor, your in-law, your co-worker in the cubicle next to you – all seemingly normal, functional individuals, secretly dealing with a debilitating addiction. From accident to addict Jeff’s* journey […]