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Marijuana Mommies – Changing the Face of Parenthood?

By | 2017-06-08T06:32:45+00:00 June 27th, 2017|

“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.” ~ Carl Sagan The rise of so-called marijuana mommies, a new trend both in parenting and on social media, may very well be changing the face of parenthood today. In the last several years, the social acceptability of marijuana use has been on the rise. Just this past year, four states legalized recreational use of marijuana. This raised the total number [...]

6 Alcoholism Facts You Might Want to Know

By | 2017-10-12T22:41:59+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|

“Alcoholism is a devastating, potentially fatal disease. The primary symptom of having it is telling everyone – including yourself – that you are not an alcoholic.” ~ Herbert L. Gravitz & Julie D. Bowden There is at least one alcoholism fact that you might want to know: alcoholism is a dangerous, though often misunderstood, mental disease. With this in mind, here we present six specific facts about alcoholism and alcohol abuse that you may not know, though you most likely should know. Alcoholism is a reality for millions of Americans around the country, either [...]

Changing Minds About Addiction: What if it Were Another Disease?

By | 2017-06-08T06:26:48+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Viewing addiction as a disease is relatively uncommon in the United States, as evidenced by the fact that very few people would equate addiction and cancer. This is a point of view that must be changed if the issue of addiction is truly going to be addressed. As of two years ago, close to 100 million Americans reported the use of illegal drugs, the misuse of prescription drugs, or the binge drinking of alcohol. Clearly, substance abuse and the addiction that results is a major issue in the United States. Despite this reality, there is [...]

Syringe Vending Machines for Heroin Addicts: A Good Idea or Not?

By | 2017-06-08T06:11:35+00:00 June 10th, 2017|

Intravenous drug users (IDUs) face a vast array of dangers, some that users of other drugs will simply never have to face. While these sufferers of addiction will, of course, have to deal with the typical fallout that comes with a life driven by the need to use, IDUs are also at a higher risk of multiple additional diseases due to the common practice of sharing needles among the addicted community. As such, establishing needle exchange programs (NEPs), also known as syringe-exchange programs (SEPs) and needle and syringe programs (NSPs), have become an effective method for [...]

Addictionology Definition: Recognizing the Science of Rehabilitation

By | 2017-06-08T05:57:40+00:00 June 5th, 2017|

If you are currently suffering from a substance use disorder or are close to someone who does then you’re probably curious about the exact definition of addictionology. You may have heard the term thrown around on internet chat groups or have seen it mentioned in your research of what exactly goes into treating these types of disorders. And while you feel like you might have a pretty good sense of everything the term represents, you may not know about how this type of research has helped to change the concept of addiction treatment entirely. Below, [...]

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