About the author

Garry Harrell

As finishing his master’s degree and a doctorate in Psychology on Columbia University, Garry published many publications on the addictions. He spent years in research of alcohol and various drugs where achieved high-quality knowledge and experience. After a short time he started to share it with students as he started to work as a Professor of Psychology. For a longer time now he is also volunteer president in one of the biggest international, non-profit, science based groups for abstaining from any addiction. Many of Dr. Harrell’s publications, including this on-line part of his work, are helping to a huge number of individuals to understand addictive behavior.


When are Treatments for Addiction Needed?

By Garry Harrell / February 27, 2018

Drug or alcohol addiction starts with abusing the substance, whether by using it more than recommended, getting it by illegal means or gradually taking more prescription pills than was prescribed. Abusing drugs can lead to physical dependence which ultimately leads to addiction. When someone is in the abusing stage, they are using them more often […]


Understanding Substance Addiction

By Garry Harrell / February 20, 2018

Drug dependence is a behavioral problem that is difficult to cure. For one thing, the patient should make a solid decision to quit drugs and start a clean life. No matter how much money is spent for the process and even if the best doctors are hired to help treat the addict if the patient […]


The Dangers of not Seeking Addiction Treatment

By Garry Harrell / February 15, 2018

It is painful to see a loved one going through addiction. As you see your family or friend’s life spiraling downward because of a certain substance that is destroying his or her life, you might feel helpless. Although there are many ways in which one can get treatments for addiction, the most difficult part is […]


Inpatient and Outpatient Addiction Treatment

By Garry Harrell / February 10, 2018

When a person near and dear to you suffers from addiction, you would want to do anything in your power to help him get over it. Addiction is a very difficult situation to go through and affects not just the person themselves but the people around him or her as well. This is why it […]


How Can Addiction Treatment Help?

By Garry Harrell / February 4, 2018

Whenever people are faced with the issue of drug addiction, many questions tend to pop up. One of the most common issues that people have to deal with is how to manage the situation. Indeed several myths are associated with treatments for drug addiction, but with careful research, the truth can easily be established. To […]


Forms of addiction treatment

By Garry Harrell / January 30, 2018

There are treatments for specific drug addictions and abuse. But what if the patient is suffering from more than one addiction? What sort of treatment does this kind of patient need? People may become prone to multiple drug addictions due to many different prescribed drugs that treat illnesses. Moreover, those who are addicted to a […]


Addiction treatment methods

By Garry Harrell / January 25, 2018

Drug addiction can be defined as a complex illness which is characterized by uncontrollable and intense cravings for drugs. Individuals that are addicted to drugs are most likely to seek and use them even during times of devastating consequences. The path to drug abuse or addiction begins when the person voluntarily chooses to engage in […]