August 20, 2014

Improve Addiction Recovery with Mindfulness

Improve Addiction Recovery with Mindfulness Addiction has generally been characterized as a chronic relapsing condition, causing physical or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, such as alcohol, or compulsive involvement in an activity, such as gambling. Current research data suggests that the lack of mindfulness may reinforce addictive behavior and furthermore, teaching mindfulness skills or […]

Abuse, Alcohol, Behavioral Addictions, Cocaine, Depression Treatment, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Eating Disorders, Heroin, Marijuana, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Weed
August 15, 2014

Screening for Substance Abuse in Emergency Departments

Screening for Substance Abuse in Emergency Departments Drug-related emergency department (ED) visits have steadily increased, with substance users relying heavily on the ED for medical care. This is a very expensive practice and a drain on medical resources. In a recently completed study, researchers gathered data from 15,224 adult ED patients across six academic institutions […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Drug Treatment, Marijuana, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
August 11, 2014

Edible Pot: One Problem of Marijuana Legalization

Edible Pot: One Problem of Marijuana Legalization   The Colorado marijuana industry has produced marijuana-infused edible products that are so tasty, people often cannot tell the difference between a brownie laced with THC and one without the psychoactive chemical. This is a growing concern as new reports show a rise in the incidence of accidental […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Marijuana, Medical, Painkiller, Substance Abuse, Weed
August 8, 2014

Does “Medical” Marijuana Work?

Does “Medical” Marijuana Work? Getting federal approval to research marijuana is a laborious and long process. While the federal government approves and funds many studies that look into the negative effects of cannabis, it has been reluctant to approve those that consider the positive effects. This has created controversy over medical research by creating a […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Exercise, Marijuana, Substance Abuse, Weed
August 6, 2014

PTSD and the Children of Veterans

PTSD and the Children of Veterans  PTSD not only affects veterans, but the families of veterans also can feel its “aftershocks” and suffer. Children first must cope with the stress of a military parent’s deployment, then a prolonged absence, and finally with their return. Studies of returning service members and veterans have found the following […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Marijuana, Painkiller, Substance Abuse, Veterans, Weed
July 18, 2014

Children Using Marijuana Rising in UK

Children Using Marijuana Rising in UK The UK has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world. The number of children receiving treatment for addiction to marijuana has hit a record high, with one expert warning that the age young people try the drug for the first time has fallen. Studies have […]

Abuse, Children, Current Events, Depression, Doctor, Drug Treatment, Marijuana, Substance Abuse, Teenagers, Uncategorized
July 11, 2014

Can I Use Marijuana to Help Me Taper Off Harder Drugs?

Can I Use Marijuana to Help Me Taper Off Harder Drugs? Many people who abuse alcohol and drugs also use marijuana. Some, when thinking about quitting, decide that “marijuana maintenance,” substituting marijuana for harder drugs, is a good way to be able to remain high without the negative consequences associated with drugs like heroin or […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Marijuana, Medical, Painkiller, Substance Abuse, Weed
July 7, 2014

Meditation Increases Brain Activity

Meditation Increases Brain Activity Meditation has been practiced for ages, but until now, little research has focused on the benefits of different kinds of techniques. Recently, a new study was published discussing how different forms of meditation affect the brain. All forms of meditation can be divided into two groups, concentrative meditation and non-directive meditation. […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Eating Disorders, Marijuana, Meditation, Sleep, Substance Abuse, Uncategorized
July 2, 2014

Addiction in the Workplace: The Canadian Experience

Addiction in the Workplace: The Canadian Experience Addiction and substance abuse is a big expense in the workplace, for employers and employees.   According to one source, “substance abuse costs Canada almost $40 billion a year in loss of productivity, increased health care and the cost of police and other government involvement.” This is felt by […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Marijuana, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
June 16, 2014

The Question of Marijuana Safety

The Question of Marijuana Safety With the move toward the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana in several parts of America, many people have the impression that recreational use or marijuana is safe. This is a dangerous assumption that can cause serious consequences for casual users and those people who think they can self-meditate with the […]

Abuse, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Marijuana, Mental Health, Substance Abuse