The Health Risks of Binge Drinking

The Health Risks of Binge Drinking Drinkers generally understand how binge drinking alters behavior. However, more than behavior changes with intoxication. Binge drinking is a significant cause of accidents. It increases the risk of falls, burns, gunshot wounds, car accidents, arguments and poisoning. Consider these sobering facts about how we drink: About 90% of the […]

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Drugging Kids with Legal Medications

Drugging Kids with Legal Medications The number of children who have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States has climbed at an astonishing rate over a relatively short time span. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control released data revealing that 11 percent of American schoolchildren had been diagnosed with ADHD, […]

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Men and Depression

Men and Depression More than six million American men will have an episode of major depression this year, which is seven percent of the male population. Depression in men is not at all rare, yet it is most often ignored and untreated. Unfortunately, the lingering image of depression as a “female condition” may keep men […]

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

Olive Oil Benefits: How High-Fat Extra Virgin Olive Oil Is Good For Your Immune System

Consumption of olive oil in the United States is up, becoming more and more popular for frying and baking as a healthier replacement for vegetable oil. It is also being used more to dress salads and other sauces. The health benefits of olive oil derive their nutritional value from the contents of high monounsaturated fatty […]

Complementary Therapies, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols

Alcohol Is World’s Third Leading Cause of Death

Last week, The Examiner reported on the results of a large global study by Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on heavy alcohol intake and alcoholism. The findings were disconcerting, to say the least. The study’s findings, which will be published in the journal Addiction, show that “…alcohol is now the third out of 67 […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Current Events, Drug Treatment

New Science Can Personalize Prescription Medication

KXAN.com, an ABC affiliate in Austin, Texas, is reporting on interesting new science that may help decrease a person’s risk of becoming addicted to the prescription medication they are prescribed by doctors. We often hear stories from our clients about the difficulties and circumstances that lead to their opioid addictions. Often the dependencies start as […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Drug Treatment

Binge Drinking in Teens

In a new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek to bring awareness to the prevalence of binge drinking in teenage girls. That binge drinking is a problem at high schools across the nation is perhaps not shocking, but the fact that girls are engaging in this dangerous activity as much as, or […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Teenagers