October 23, 2015

How to Address Using Adderall and Ritalin as Study Aids in High School and College

It is estimated that about a quarter of college students use Adderall or Ritalin as study aids in college. These and similar amphetamine based drugs are “cognitive enhancers.” About thirty minutes after a pill is taken, students find that they are better able to focus on their school work without tiring. Adderall and Ritalin are […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
September 1, 2015

Seven Signs You Need to Find a New Therapist

Seven Signs You Need to Find a New Therapist I am always sad to hear of an individual or couple giving up on important help after one or two bad sessions with a therapist. If you are in therapy now or considering it in the future, it is important to not only choose a professional […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
August 28, 2015

How to Tell Which Therapist is Right for You

How to Tell Which Therapist is Right for You One of the most important aspects of addiction recovery is intensive one-on-one psychotherapy. There is a reason that a person uses to excess. That underlying issue must be acknowledged and worked through if recovery is going to be long lasting. Additionally, many addicts have co-occurring psychological […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
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
August 19, 2015

Three Early Warning Signs of Prescription Painkiller Addiction

Three Early Warning Signs of Prescription Painkiller Addiction I can’t think of one instance in which preventing a disorder is harder than managing or recovering from it. Therefore, learning to recognize the early warning signs of prescription medication abuse can help indicate the need to take action before dependency or addiction. There are all sorts […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
July 30, 2015

How to Fall Asleep Sober when You’re Used to Passing Out Trashed

How to Fall Asleep Sober when You’re Used to Passing Out Trashed   Appropriate, deep, uninterrupted sleep is something too few people get. It’s impossible for addicts. The alcohol and drugs substance abusers take interrupt a person’s normal sleep cycle and it is difficult to regulate it again…yet it can be done. Here are a […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
July 29, 2015

The Rich and Otherwise Healthy May Drink Too Much

The Rich and Otherwise Healthy May Drink Too Much In an interesting study of 9,000 people in the UK, researchers found that otherwise healthy and affluent individuals drink too much, which can cause negative impacts to health. The study concludes: Several socioeconomic factors are associated with high-risk alcohol consumption behaviour among older people, which must […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, 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 […]

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June 19, 2015

The Need for Service and Volunteerism

The Need for Service and Volunteerism Helping others inspires each of us to be more empathetic and think about people others than ourselves. Recently a teen in Hawaii worked with local politicians to create an edible garden, so that those who are hungry can pull food right from a public place and be satisfied with […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
June 16, 2015

7 Things Parents Should Know about Substance Abuse

7 Things Parents Should Know about Substance Abuse Though I think sometimes reporters state facts in a strong tone to get your attention, this information compiled by KSL.com in Salt Lake City, Utah has some great information for parents. We don’t like to think of kids using, but if you consider that a lot of […]

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