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February 3, 2016

Why Me? Four Ways Spirituality Can Help You Cope with Difficult Experiences

Why Me? Four Ways Spirituality Can Help You Cope with Difficult Experiences   People have always sought answers to the unexplained. From our earliest days humanity has searched for a deeper meaning to existence, especially in the face of unbearable conditions and experiences. Despite the long-running rift between science and spirituality, new research suggests that […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
February 1, 2016

Therapy and Horseplay: Four Things You Need to Know about Equine Therapy

Therapy and Horseplay: Four Things You Need to Know about Equine Therapy   When it comes to equine therapy, I’ll be the first one to advocate for its use. I’ve been an avid rider all my life, and there were many times I walked away from the barn feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated, and emotionally […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
January 27, 2016

Stop, It Hurts! Three Reasons to Avoid Prescription Pain Medications

Stop, It Hurts! Three Reasons to Avoid Prescription Pain Medications   When your body hurts, you want the pain to stop as soon as possible. Opioid-based pain killer medications are now a commonly prescribed antidote to meet patients’ chronic pain needs, and as the number of prescriptions have increased there has been a parallel rise […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
January 21, 2016

Parents, be Wary of “Innocent” Drug Experimentation

Parents, be Wary of “Innocent” Drug Experimentation   Young people test the waters. It’s part of learning about the world. However, just like we don’t allow a baby to put just anything in its mouth, there are dangers to trying drugs that young people need to be aware of.  The world of illicit substance use […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
January 11, 2016

Trying to get an Easy A: 3 Myths about Study-Aid Drugs You & Your Student Should Know

Trying to get an Easy A: 3 Myths about Study-Aid Drugs You & Your Student Should Know   It’s no secret that some young adults misuse prescription medications in order to study for a big exam or pull an all-nighter. But data compiled by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) indicates that study drugs […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
January 5, 2016

Drink to Your Misfortune: 4 Reasons to Avoid Kratom

Drink to Your Misfortune: 4 Reasons to Avoid Kratom   Anything legal can’t be that harmful, right? So goes the thinking of many who have begun casual use of a substance relatively new to the United States, kratom. Used for centuries in Thailand as a medicinal herb, over the last few years there has been […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
December 30, 2015

3 Reasons Addiction Treatment Researchers Should Look Closer at LSD

  3 Reasons Addiction Treatment Researchers Should Look Closer at LSD   What does it take to end an addiction? The loss of a job, a home, even relationships with close friends or loved ones is often not enough to break the cycle of drug-seeking behavior and abuse. A new study from Imperial College London […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
December 21, 2015

How to Recognize Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is a growing problem, especially in young adults. Although an occasional session of heavy drinking is not necessarily an issue for concern, a pattern of binge drinking could mean that you are a problem drinker. People often do not recognize binge drinking as a problem because it is not a daily habit, more […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
December 15, 2015

Four Things You Should Know about the Changing Face of Heroin Use

Four Things You Should Know about the Changing Face of Heroin Use   Heroin use is not going away. In fact, it’s becoming more prevalent in the United States. The CDC released a comprehensive study of shifting demographics among heroin users over the last thirteen years, including some trends that might challenge your pre-conceived notions […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
December 10, 2015

How to Talk to Someone Recovering from Addiction

How to Talk to Someone Recovering from Addiction   It can be hard to know what to say when someone we care for is in crisis. It can feel safer to simply do nothing in order to avoid the messy feelings and uncomfortable communication many associate with difficult events in their lives. But what your […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health