INTERNET GAMING DISORDER
October 19, 2021
Hosted by Dr. Patricia Halligan
Join Dr. Hilarie Cash, one of the nation's leading experts in the field of Internet Gaming Disorder. Dr. Cash is co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer of reSTART Life, the first residential treatment program for adolescents and adults suffering from addiction to the internet and video games. Dr. Cash describes the risk factors, consequences and mental health problems commonly associated with addiction to the internet and video games. She describes the withdrawal syndrome associated with online gaming and comments on the connection between online gaming and substance use. How do I approach my teen or loved one if I think he has a problem? What if he won't agree to get help? Dr. Cash addresses these questions and describes the treatment approach at "reSTART Life," where the motto is "Connect with life, not your device." Dr. Cash explains how exposing children to excessive screens at younger and younger ages interferes with normal growth and development, often leading to problems with healthy attachment and intimacy. She offers advice to parents on how to prevent an internet addiction in their children.
RECOVERY…THE HERO’S JOURNEY
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RECOVERY: THE HERO’S JOURNEY provides best practice information and support to people struggling with Substance Use Disorders/Process Addictions and Prescription Drug Dependence. We confront the stigma surrounding Opioid Use Disorder and Benzodiazepine Dependence, understanding that both are the direct result of an overprescribing epidemic. We discuss Buprenorphine, a first line, long term treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. We validate people struggling with Benzodiazepine Dependence (ie-Xanax/Klonopin), and offer resources and a recovery plan.
Experts explore Eating Disorders, Sex Addiction, PTSD, and the effects of today’s Cannabis on teens and young adults, offering guidance and resources to individuals struggling with these issues and their families. This podcast gracefully combines interviews with experts in the field and patient stories of recovery and redemption. The show is about connection, reclaiming personal integrity and hope.
Dr. Patricia Halligan
Dr. Patricia Halligan is an Addiction Psychiatrist, who specializes in the treatment of patients diagnosed with Substance Use Disorders, Prescription Drug Dependency and Process Addictions. She completed a residency in Psychiatry at Cornell-The New York Hospital, followed by a Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1998. Dr. Halligan is double board certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a trained CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist). Believing in the healing power of connection, she trained at the Center for Group Studies in NYC and runs modern analytic group therapy for people in recovery.
Dr. Halligan has been prescribing Buprenorphine in her private practice since 2003 and continues to be a strong advocate for patients with Opioid Use Disorder throughout the Opioid Epidemic. She has spent the last two decades in the trenches of two tragic epidemics caused by the overprescribing of both Opioids and Benzodiazepines.
Aware that the lack of addiction training in medicine has largely contributed to both epidemics, she has resolved to devote some time to teaching. She creates CME accredited addiction education videos and training workshops for health care providers. Dr. Halligan decided to create this show to support people who are taking the hero’s journey into recovery and their families. You’ll hear interviews with experts surrounding best practices, and embrace the elimination of stigma.