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April 24, 2015

Managing Student Expectations in the Transition from High School to College

Managing Student Expectations in the Transition from High School to College High school seniors have a lot of expectations about what life will be like once they move on from their parents’ homes. When I prepared to leave for college, I hunkered down in my room to make a list of all the things I’d […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
April 24, 2015

Antidote for Opioid Overdose Now Available without Prescription in California

Antidote for Opioid Overdose Now Available without Prescription in California California leads the way in helping curb the number of deaths from accidental overdose of prescription painkillers and heroin by making the life-saving antidote available without a prescription. The Los Angeles Times reports: California pharmacists can hand out an overdose antidote to patients on powerful […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
April 22, 2015

Your Depression May Have Roots in Childhood Experience

Your Depression May Have Roots in Childhood Experience We see it all the time in addiction treatment – some sort of pain or trauma is a trigger for addiction and co-occurring disorders, such as depression. Now researchers have indicated in a breakthrough study that children who suffer abuse are at significant risk of suffering from […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
April 20, 2015

Workers Abusing ADHD Drugs to Get Ahead

Workers Abusing ADHD Drugs to Get Ahead We’ve long seen it among college students – the abuse of medications that treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to help improve study habits. Most ADHD medications, when taken by those who do not have ADHD, act like speed in the body. They focus attention and stave off […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
April 18, 2015

Helping Veterans with PTSD Using Yoga

Helping Veterans with PTSD Using Yoga We have come a long way in our efforts to treat PTSD and other psychological disorders. Some of the best information has come from veterans themselves. For example, after suffering from the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, Army veteran John Thurman used his experience with yoga to help others, […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
April 17, 2015

Designer Drugs Make Users Human Guinea Pigs

Designer Drugs Make Users Human Guinea Pigs Designer drugs are synthetic chemicals that are created to be “legal” (at least temporarily) alternatives to popular drugs like cocaine or MDMA. The very questionable content of most of these “party” drugs is a growing danger. Due to the frequently changing chemical makeup and unknown substances used by […]

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

Flakka: The Latest Drug to Hit the Streets

Flakka: The Latest Drug to Hit the Streets Flakka, also called gravel because it looks like the gravel in the bottom of fish tanks, is one of the latest synthetic drugs to hit the streets. Similar to bath salts, meth or cocaine, this is a very dangerous drug. Yahoo repots: Use of the drug, which […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
April 13, 2015

Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Acupuncture for Pain Relief I was first introduced to acupuncture by my friend and colleague Dr. William Morris one of the nation’s leading acupuncturists. Although my grandfather and one of his friends had many years of acupuncture for arthritis pain relief, and claimed good enough results that they both went regularly to acupuncture until their […]

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

Why Kids and Teens Abuse Prescription Drugs

Why Kids and Teens Abuse Prescription Drugs All segments of the population abuse prescription drugs, but prescription drug abuse among young people is of particular concern. Deaths from prescription drug abuse have skyrocketed in the last two decades. This begs the question: Why are so many young people abusing prescription drugs? This problem is not […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
April 9, 2015

Yoga as Medicine for Depression

Yoga as Medicine for Depression More than 15 million Americans practice yoga. It is a twenty-seven billion dollar a year industry in the US. Why is yoga so popular? According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 58% of those who practice yoga do so for mental and physical well-being and 16% use […]

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