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December 2018

Certain Jobs Have Higher Substance Abuse Rates

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Addiction|

It seems strange that having a certain job could lead to a higher risk of abusing drugs and alcohol, but that is exactly the case. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse have identified certain career fields that have higher incidences of substance abuse. Furthermore, there are certain professions that tend to [...]

The Kratom Controversy

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Substance Abuse|

It seems like year after year, there is some new substance abuse trend or new drug sweeping the nation. In recent years, there has been a lot of buzz about “kratom,” a drug that has garnered a lot of controversy and misunderstanding. Many have high praise for the supposedly medicinal properties of the drug. Others condemn it and criminalize it. [...]

Smart Phone and Electronics Addiction

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Addiction|

Addiction is a growing issue and constant concern among our youth, but it might not only be drugs and alcohol that we need to worry about. Research is showing that our electronics, smart phones, tablets, computers, and video games can be just as addictive as drugs or alcohol. Expert Perspectives on Electronics Addiction Dr. Liraz Margalit is a renowned expert [...]

How Religion and Spirituality can Help Addiction Recovery

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Recovery|

Recovery from addiction is a lifelong process, a challenging endeavor that requires constant vigilance and attention to be successful at. There are many things a person can do to support their recovery process. These can include participating in an aftercare program, maintaining a strong support network, exercising and eating a healthy diet, and living an overall active and healthy lifestyle. [...]

The Dangers of Rapid Detox

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Addiction Treatment|

Detoxing is one of the most important and difficult steps in the process of recovering from addiction. When a person has been using a substance for a long period of time, they will have developed an extremely strong physical dependence on it. When a person stops using the substance, they will likely experience severe withdrawal symptoms that can be extremely [...]

The Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Recovery|

Addiction recovery is certainly a worthwhile journey, but is can be a long and difficult one. Anything that can help an addict through the process is valuable. One activity that can help a recovering addict in a number of ways is exercise. It promotes a healthy lifestyle, and can have tremendous benefits for a person’s mind, body and spirit. Exercise [...]

How to Stay Sober with the Winter Blues

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Recovery|

Every year, the world goes through cycles and changes in weather and temperature as the seasons change. These changes can affect us more than we realize, affecting our activity levels, moods, comfort levels, and the general flow of daily life. During the gloomy periods of the cold winter months, the weather can actually be a major overarching factor in contributing [...]

Can Blue Dye Really Curb Opioid Abuse?

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Opioid Crisis|

­As the modern drug addiction epidemic has continued to escalate over the past two decades, many potential methods and innovations have been introduced in order to address the issue. One such method for addressing prescription pharmaceutical abuse, particularly regarding opioid painkillers, are the use of so-called “abuse deterrent” drugs. These are drugs that are specially altered in some way to [...]

Is Vivitrol Really a Solution to Addiction?

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Addiction Treatment|

The pharmaceutical drug Vivitrol has been making the news for the past few years, and is considered the new, top drug for replacement therapy or medication assisted therapy to help people beat opioid addiction. In reality, Vivitrol works by sedating the areas of the body that crave opioids. It does nothing to actually “solve the addiction.” The New York Times [...]

The Dangers of Meth Labs

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Drug Related Crime|

One of the devastating developments in our nation’s modern addiction epidemic has been the rise of methamphetamine, and with it, the rise of meth labs. Although methamphetamine trafficking from other countries is still an issue, most of our country’s meth supply is produced locally. The statistics about meth labs in the United States are pretty staggering. Although the number or [...]