Emily Guarnotta

Emily Guarnotta

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Emily Guarnotta holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She has a passion for working with clients struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues and her treatment approach includes providing evidence-based practices in a supportive and non-confrontational manner. She also has experience working with college students, clients with severe mental illness, and delivering crisis intervention services. In addition to her clinical work, Emily enjoys conducting research looking at characteristics associated with addiction recovery and presenting her findings at conferences around the country.

Latest Contributions to Rehabs.com

Effects of Drug and Alcohol Related Sexual Assault

November 4th, 2019 Emily Guarnotta 16 minute read
Sexual assault and substance abuse are frequently intertwined for a number of reasons. First, drugs and alcohol may be used to facilitate sexual assault. Second, the trauma of being a victim of sexual abuse or assault may lead to...

Negative Effects of Valium and How to Find a Treatment Program

November 4th, 2019 Emily Guarnotta 12 minute read
Valium, a widely available brand formulation of diazepam, is a prescription benzodiazepine with sedating, anti-anxiety properties. Though it has several medical uses, it is frequently abused for its pleasurable, sedative effects. With consistent use, the rewarding effects of the...

Side Effects of Dilaudid Addiction and Finding Treatment

November 4th, 2019 Emily Guarnotta 13 minute read
Dilaudid, a powerful opioid pain medication, can cause a pleasurable rush of euphoria—especially when it is misused. Besides the sensation of feeling “high,” Dilaudid abuse is also associated with dangerous short- and long-term effects, including overdose and even death....

The Effects of Methamphetamine Addiction

November 4th, 2019 Emily Guarnotta 11 minute read
Methamphetamine offers users the promise of a stimulating “high” that brings feelings of euphoria, energy, and increased confidence. However, these pleasurable effects are often short-lived. Meth use can lead to abuse and addiction and can cause significant weight loss,...
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