June 14, 2019

Is There a Cure for Addiction?

Is There a Cure for Addiction? Addiction is a chronic condition that leads to overdose and death. Addiction ruins lives, families and devastates communities. If you are suffering from addiction, it can be normal to ask yourself hard questions such as, “will I suffer from addiction forever? Is there a cure for addiction?” While there […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Complementary Therapies, Comprehensive behavioral treatment, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Mental Health, Sober Living and Aftercare, Substance Abuse
October 12, 2016

The DEA is Lowering Opioid Production in the U.S.: Here’s How that Might Affect the Opioid Epidemic

The DEA is Lowering Opioid Production in the U.S.: Here’s How that Might Affect the Opioid Epidemic In the latest federal policy meant to curtail the ongoing opioid epidemic, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced earlier this week that the overall volume of opioid prescriptions permitted in the nation’s pharmaceutical market would decrease […]

Richard Taite
August 20, 2015

These 8 Holistic Therapies Will Literally Change Your Life

These 8 Holistic Therapies Will Literally Change Your Life   How can we each live a happier, healthier, more productive life? It’s a question I get all the time not only from addicts, but others who simply want to be healthier. The good news is that there are many activities we can participate in that […]

Abuse, Acupuncture, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Depression, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
June 26, 2015

Child Abuse Prepares the Brain for a Lifetime of Mental Health Issues

Child Abuse Prepares the Brain for a Lifetime of Mental Health Issues We can see the aftermath of childhood trauma on brain scans. Children who are abused, physically, emotionally, sexually or neglected, have different adult brains than their counterparts who were not abused. Current research suggests that those who were abused are left vulnerable to […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
January 23, 2015

Alcohol Risks Rise with Long Work Hours

Alcohol Risks Rise with Long Work Hours Individuals whose working hours exceed standard recommendations are more likely to increase their alcohol use to levels that pose a health risk. This is the conclusion from a newly published report of the systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies and unpublished data. Risky alcohol consumption is more […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
December 12, 2014

Treating Depression with Ketamine

Treating Depression with Ketamine Small studies at prestigious medical centers like Yale, Mount Sinai and the National Institute of Mental Health suggest that a drug called ketamine can relieve depression in many people not helped by widely used conventional antidepressants like Prozac or Lexapro. At this time, there is little support for this treatment model, […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
November 26, 2014

The Risky Use of Stimulants by Students

The Risky Use of Stimulants by Students Prescription ADHD medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are becoming increasingly popular for overworked and overscheduled college students. ADHD stimulants strengthen the brain’s inhibitory capacities, by increasing the amount of certain neurotransmitters, like dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Students like these drugs because they enhance their study efforts. Prescription […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
November 25, 2014

“Magic Mushrooms” Might Be More Magic than We First Thought

“Magic Mushrooms” Might Be More Magic than We First Thought In 1960, two promising young psychologists at Harvard, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert, began to explore the effects of psychotropic substances on the human mind. They believed that psilocybin, the active chemical in “magic” mushrooms, had the power to change people’s brains for the better. They […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
November 17, 2014

Understanding How Alcohol Uniquely Affects Women

Understanding How Alcohol Uniquely Affects Women When it comes to processing alcohol, men and women are quite different. Contrary to common belief, men and women of almost the same height and weight do not experience similar effects after consuming equal amounts of alcohol. Studies prove that women on the whole are more adversely affected than […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
November 5, 2014

Get a Good Night’s Sleep without Medication

Get a Good Night’s Sleep without Medication Sleeping well is a crucial factor contributing to our physical and mental well-being. During periods of deep sleep, cell repair is promoted, the immune system is stimulated and memory function is positively impacted. Lack of good sleep is a serious health issue for many individuals who suffer from […]

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