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 18, 2014

The Benefit of Harm Reduction for Heroin Addicts

The Benefit of Harm Reduction for Heroin Addicts People have often heard of abstinence based addiction treatment, but are less familiar with the concept of harm reduction. Harm reduction abstinence. In the past, many people have not believed that harm reduction could work, that it would only encourage drug addiction and crime. This fear has not […]

Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Medical, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
June 9, 2014

Hope For Better Mental Health Treatments

Hope For Better Mental Health Treatments No one should ever have to wait more than a few days for treatment. Finding treatment quickly literally can be the difference between life and death for addicts. Despite Obamacare, an outdated federal law continues to limit the number of beds available for drug and alcohol treatment via Medicaid […]

Abuse, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Depression Treatment, Mental Health, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
June 6, 2014

Addiction and Mental Disorders: Are They Related?

Addiction and Mental Disorders: Are They Related? Scientists have linked mental disorders to addiction, noting that addicts often have one or more co-occurring mental disorders. Consider these facts: Research has shown babies exposed to legal and illegal drugs in the womb, suffer slow intellectual development and affected behavior later in life, and have a higher […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Drug Treatment, Exercise, Heroin, Medical, Mental Health, Methadone, Painkiller, Smoking, Substance Abuse
June 4, 2014

Painkiller and Heroin Addiction Threat

Painkiller and Heroin Addiction Threat Addiction is sometimes described as a growing loss of self-control regarding the abuse of substances. Abusing prescription pain medicines can result in opioid drug addiction and lead to heroin use, a more common problem than many people realize. With rising numbers of heroin users across the United State, drug addiction […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Methadone, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
June 2, 2014

Binge Drinking Health Dangers

Binge Drinking Health Dangers A new study has shown that binge alcohol drinking has adverse health effects for healthy people who do not normally “binge” or consume four drinks or more in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, this is the most common drinking pattern in the world, and is popular with minors and young […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Current Events, Depression, Drug Treatment, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
May 28, 2014

Exercise for Anxiety and Depression Relief

Exercise for Anxiety and Depression Relief Depression can cause anxiety, while having anxiety can bring on depression. The two often are co-occurring disorders and have many similarities including presentation, causes and treatment. However, they are different; depression is more serious because of the higher possibility of suicidal tendencies. Anxiety is a natural response to some […]

Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Depression Treatment, Exercise, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Painkiller
May 9, 2014

Zohydro Painkiller: Do We Need It?

 Zohydro: Do We Need It? Allow me to “speak” candidly. I really have no idea why the FDA has approved the highly controversial painkiller Zohydro. Pain specialists and addiction treatment providers are overwhelming against its use, including the FDA’s own research and development specialists. Why does the FDA ask for the opinions of science professionals […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression Treatment, Medical, Painkiller, Uncategorized