Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson


A professional counselor, Eric Patterson has been helping children, adolescents, and adults reach their goals and improve their well-being for over 10 years.

Eric has also worked as a collaborating investigator for the field trials of the DSM-5 and he also completed an agreement to provide mental health treatment to underserved communities with the National Health Service Corp.

Latest Contributions to

Ways to Protect Yourself from Drug Use at Festivals

November 4th, 2019 Eric Patterson 9 minute read
Overview: Outdoor music festivals are popular venues for Millennials to meet and share a unique experience while surrounded by like-minded people. For all the benefits of these festivals, they are also linked with high rates of drug abuse, which can...

Drug Use and Addiction Among College Students

March 31st, 2020 Eric Patterson 11 minute read
Substance Use in the College Years Across college campuses each day, thousands of students begin using drugs or alcohol for the first time. According to a survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) spanning 3...

Halcion Addiction Rehab & Detox Treatment Options

November 4th, 2019 Eric Patterson 9 minute read
An inability to achieve adequate rest at night creates huge quality of life issues for many people. Halcion is one medication prescribed to bring some relief to those struggling with sleep issues.1 However, though the substance may be helpful...

Guide to Fioricet Abuse and Treatment

November 4th, 2019 Eric Patterson 9 minute read
Is Fioricet an Addictive Substance? Fioricet is a potentially addictive medication.1 Fioricet is comprised of 3 separate substances:1 Butalbital – a barbiturate that slows certain central nervous system (CNS) processes via its interaction with brain receptors for the inhibitory...

Finding a Rehab with a Xanax Addiction Treatment Plan

November 4th, 2019 Eric Patterson 14 minute read
For people diagnosed with anxiety or panic disorder, Xanax, a prescription benzodiazepine medication, can help reduce distressing symptoms.1,2 However, like many other medications, Xanax can cause serious problems when misused, and it has significant addictive potential.1,3,4 Xanax addiction carries...

Strategies for Overcoming Drug Cravings and Triggers

November 4th, 2019 Eric Patterson 9 minute read
Addiction is an intricate and complicated condition, especially to people viewing the problem from the outside. The puzzling nature of drug abuse and addiction leads many to ask questions like: Why do people continue to use alcohol and other...

Prescription Drug Addiction & Treatment: Overview

May 27th, 2020 Eric Patterson 5 minute read
Substance abuse has long been a significant health concern in the U.S., with high rates of abuse of drugs like heroin and cocaine. But drug abuse is not isolated to illicit substances. About 6.4 million people are currently engaging...

What are the Options for Codeine Addiction and Treatment

November 4th, 2019 Eric Patterson 9 minute read
Codeine is an opioid medication used to treat pain and cough.1 Codeine and substances mixed with codeine are referred to by many slang terms like:5 Captain Cody. Schoolboy. Lean. Sizzurp. Purple Drank. Like other prescription opioid medications, codeine misuse...
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