October 25, 2016

Voting Yes for Medical or Recreational Marijuana Legalization Will Probably Save Lives: Your Vote Matters

Voting Yes for Medical or Recreational Marijuana Legalization Will Probably Save Lives: Your Vote Matters This year’s election is already underway and while most of us are paying attention to the presidential candidates, there are a lot of other elected positions and ballot measures that are important to consider. One issue, being voted on in […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Mental Health
October 18, 2016

3 Weeks Out: Here’s How Our Next President Could Fight the Opioid Epidemic

3 Weeks Out: Here’s How Our Next President Could Fight the Opioid Epidemic Seedy scandals and unsavory sound bites have stolen headlines this election season. But for nearly two million Americans grappling with an addiction to opioid-based medications or heroin, our country’s most important issues have never been clearer. Less than one month away from […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Mental Health
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
September 16, 2016

You Can Change Your Mood Without Drugs: Understanding and Choosing Better Coping Skills

You Can Change Your Mood Without Drugs: Understanding and Choosing Better Coping Skills When it comes to better understanding and treating addiction, we can learn a lot by looking at a person’s coping mechanisms. Conventional wisdom tells us that a certain number of negative experiences are just part of life. Things don’t always turn out […]

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September 7, 2016

Working Out in Recovery: How Exercise Can Help Keep You Drug-Free

Working Out in Recovery: How Exercise Can Help Keep You Drug-Free Eating, sleeping and feeling healthy may seem like normal parts of life, but being able to function effectively on a day-to-day basis should not be taken for granted. Like so many other medical problems, addiction interferes with an individual’s normal physical functioning. Instead of […]

Richard Taite
August 2, 2016

Don’t Bother Me: Four Things You Should Know about Adolescent Anxiety Disorders

Don’t Bother Me: Four Things You Should Know about Adolescent Anxiety Disorders My children are still quite small, but I know the day is coming fast when they will be teens. That means while raising my kids to be competent, engaged adults, I am at the same time looking out for potential problems, including anxiety. […]

Richard Taite
July 14, 2016

Healthy Pets are Happiest: Four Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe from Drugs

Healthy Pets are Happiest: Four Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe from Drugs You’ve probably thought about how drug use impacts your own health or that of family members, but have you considered how it affects your pets? No one wants to hurt their companion animal, but careless use or storage of drugs can easily […]

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July 6, 2016

Do Your Research! Three Ways to Approach Addiction Treatment that Change Outcomes

Do Your Research! Three Ways to Approach Addiction Treatment that Change Outcomes Did you know that people spend more time looking for a new car than they do researching the addiction treatment center they intend to send their loved on to? This is a terrible mistake, because not all treatment centers or their programs are […]

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July 6, 2016

Punch Drunk: Six Factors That Influence Your Buzz

Punch Drunk: Six Factors That Influence Your Buzz Why is it that some people take one drink and get drunk, but others drink a lot more and don’t even seem buzzed? Many factors, including your age and how frequently you drink, can make a big difference in how alcohol uniquely affects you. And it’s important […]

Richard Taite
May 18, 2016

What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center

What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center   I very often get letters from frustrated, frightened parents of grown children who are addicts. These family members are desperate for help because they have sent their loved ones to countless treatment facilities to no good end. The addicts are still using and the family […]

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