22 04, 2017

How To Talk To Your Kids About Legalized Marijuana

April 22nd, 2017|Addiction & Relationships, Addiction Information|

As more and more states pass official legislation, it’s important to talk to your kids about the legalization of marijuana. As marijuana sales move from back alleys to polished storefronts and clinics, obtaining and consuming cannabis will become safer, healthier, and increasingly common among people of all ages. Similarly to alcohol, despite marijuana’s legalization, there [...]

20 04, 2017

Is There a Link Between Addiction and Autism?

April 20th, 2017|Addiction & Relationships, Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders|

Autism is a mental condition that is a broad-spectrum disorder. It is mainly characterized by difficulty communicating, forming relationships and articulating abstract ideas. Autism may also be accompanied by sensory processing issues, such as discomfort in loud, busy places or wearing certain types of fabrics. These sensory issues may also be extended to touch by [...]

18 04, 2017

Weighing the Research: Does Naltrexone Work as an Aid in Recovery

April 18th, 2017|Alcohol Addiction, Drug Rehab, Recovery|

What is Naltrexone and How Does it Work? First, let’s talk about what Naltrexone (NTX) is not. It is not a drug. It’s part of the opiate antagonist family and blocks the effects of alcohol and narcotics. When paired with other treatment methods, it works by lessening the desire to take opiates. If someone is [...]

15 04, 2017

Does Underage Drinking Really Damage Your Brain?

April 15th, 2017|Alcohol Addiction|

Can you damage your brain through underage drinking? Despite a law that sets the drinking age at 21, underage drinking is quite common. And while it is well-known that drinking in excess and alcohol addiction can have devastating health effects, research about alcohol’s effect on the adolescent brain has only recently begun to receive more [...]

14 04, 2017

Treating Opioid Addiction: Why Is It So Complicated?

April 14th, 2017|Addiction Information, Drug Trends, Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders, Prescription Medication Addiction|

Jim was in his early 60’s when the doctor prescribed him opioids for chronic pain. He had fought in the Vietnam War and returned home to a rugged farm life. For the first few years, everything seemed fine. Then he noticed that Percocet wasn’t quite cutting it, so he started borrowing OxyContin from a neighbor, [...]

12 04, 2017

How to Interview a Drug Rehab Program Before Deciding on Where to Go for Treatment

April 12th, 2017|Drug Rehab, Recovery|

Finding a rehabilitation program to begin your journey to sobriety can be a daunting task. There are some essential questions that need to be asked to find the right treatment for you. It’s important to visit multiple treatment facilities to learn about what programs may be right for you. Be sure to ask the following [...]

8 04, 2017

Drug Trends in Teens: Where are Things Headed in 2017?

April 8th, 2017|Addiction Information, Drug Trends, Statistics & Research, Trending News|

Teen drug abuse has always been a major issue in the United States. Helping people kick the drug habit is difficult enough, but teens are particularly susceptible to drug abuse in some unique ways. However, teen drug abuse and adult drug abuse are different in some key ways. Everything from the types of drugs being [...]

6 04, 2017

How to Enjoy Just About Everything Sober

April 6th, 2017|Healthy News, Recovery|

One of the more common concerns about living a sober lifestyle is simply that it's boring. People tend to link drug and alcohol usage with recreation. They do it for fun, and it's hard to imagine fun without resorting to those substances. This is one of the biggest misunderstandings about substance abuse when it comes [...]

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