Rudolph Hatfield

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Dr. Hatfield is a clinical neuropsychologist with extensive experience assessing and treating neurological and psychiatric disorders. His areas of expertise include neurobiology, behavior, dementia, head injury, addiction, abnormal psychology, personality disorders, statistics, rehabilitation psychology and research methodology.

Administering opiate drugs is the primary method for managing severe pain. However, a recent experiment suggests that light st... Continue Reading

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A Vaccine for Cocaine Abusers?

By Rudolph Hatfield

Researchers have taken an old school approach to helping those with cocaine use disorder. Learn how a developing vaccine may he... Continue Reading

For the first time, researchers were able to point out the exact brain alteration that correlates to impulsive behavior in adul... Continue Reading

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Research suggests that these issues also need to be dealt with in order to fully help a transgender patient recover from substa... Continue Reading

Individuals in recovery often struggle with cravings. A recent study looks at the type of triggers that can produce or intensif... Continue Reading

Sex Addiction: Fact or Fiction?

By Rudolph Hatfield

Despite the breadth of research done on sex addiction, its diagnosis has remained controversial. Find out what the experts say ... Continue Reading

Presenting a more balanced point of view on the functions of AA. Continue Reading

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12 Good Things About AA That Can't Be Overlooked

By Rudolph Hatfield

AA has gotten some flak over the years but continues to thrive. Here are 12 possible reasons why the program remains successful. Continue Reading

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Food Addiction or Eating Disorder: The Diagnosis

By Rudolph Hatfield

Researchers hone in on the appropriate diagnosis for those who exhibit an addictive relationship with food. Continue Reading

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Is Addiction a Disease?

By Rudolph Hatfield

According to many treatment professionals addictions are brain diseases. But are they really? Continue Reading