Albert Fontenot

Marijuana Use Increases the Risk of Alcoholism
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“Our results suggest that cannabis use appears to be associated with an increased vulnerability to...
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Dependence versus Codependence
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“Codependency can be defined as any relationship in which two people become so invested in...
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Dual Diagnosis: Addiction and Mental Illness
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Did you know that dual diagnosis – the co-occurrence of a Substance Use Disorder with...
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Stop Enabling the Addict in Your Life!
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What is the difference between loving and helping versus enabling and hurting someone struggling with...
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Is My Spouse Abusing Prescription Drugs? Part 2
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In Part 1, we discussed the abuse of prescription painkillers and tranquilizers, as well as...
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Is My Spouse Abusing Prescription Drugs? Part 1
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by Albert Fontenot While the misuse of opioid painkillers has received a lot of attention...
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Am I Addicted? When to Ask for Help for Your Substance Use
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At some point, every substance abuser wonders if their recreational alcohol and drug use has...
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Drinking Costs More Than You Think
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Most social drinkers probably never give much thought about how much money they spend on...
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Why California Needs More Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment
“The government is talking about treatment and medication-assisted treatment in a way that the government...
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What California Cities are the Hardest-Hit by Opioid Deaths?
In 2016, the most recent year for which data is available, nearly 2000 California residents died after...
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