March 4, 2019

Cocaine and Addiction

Is Cocaine Addictive? According to the Foundation for a Drug Free World, cocaine creates the greatest psychological dependence of any drug, next to methamphetamine. It stimulates key pleasure centers within the brain and causes extremely heightened euphoria. Cocaine addiction, tolerance and dependency builds quickly. If someone uses cocaine, they will not get the same effect […]

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April 10, 2017

Why Can’t People Get Healthcare in Rural America?

Why Can’t People Get Healthcare in Rural America? There is a medical crisis in rural America. There aren’t enough physicians to meet the needs of small towns, and the problem is only getting worse. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are more than 6,600 primary care health professional shortage areas […]

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October 3, 2016

Apples and Honey, but No Wine: Here’s How the High Holidays Can Support Your Recovery

Apples and Honey, but No Wine: Here’s How the High Holidays Can Support Your Recovery A plane ticket home can burn a hole in your heart. Just thinking about how you’ll handle your family’s controversial politics or misaligned values can make even the calmest among us look around desperately for some way to make it […]

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June 1, 2016

While We’re Focused on Opioids, Alcohol Abuse Remains a Leading Cause of Death

While We’re Focused on Opioids, Alcohol Abuse Remains a Leading Cause of Death Did you know that according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), nearly 88,000 people “die from alcohol-related causes annually, making it the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States”? In fact, recent statistics show that […]

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April 8, 2015

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet Companion animals make us feel better. It isn’t just that your cat, dog, gerbil or horse loves you unconditionally, whether you made a mistake or are sick or depressed. Companion animals actually improve our health in measurable ways. Prevention shares some of the research on pets and improved […]

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March 20, 2015

Can the Poor Really get their Addiction and Mental Health Needs Met?

Can the Poor Really get their Addiction and Mental Health Needs Met? An article in the UK’s The Guardian shares Steve’s story, the story of a homeless, alcoholic man who cannot gain access to England’s bureaucratic healthcare system and ultimately, instead of getting help, ends up in jail. Sadly, much the same thing happens in […]

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March 18, 2015

Powdered Alcohol: What Good Can Come of This?

Powdered Alcohol: What Good Can Come of This? Powdered alcohol, dubbed “palcohol” is now legal. According to Forbes magazine: “The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has just approved the sale of the powdered alcohol product, cleverly dubbed Palcohol. The idea is that you just add water to the powdered-alcohol-containing metallic pouch that looks […]

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March 6, 2015

Working through Childhood Trauma

Working through Childhood Trauma Trauma affects the developing brains of children much differently than it does the adult brain. If a child is confronted with constant feelings of danger and fear, their brains can become stuck in a protection mode in an effort to survive. This results in the child growing into an adult who […]

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February 25, 2015

Alcohol Benefits to Health Not Accurate, Especially for the Elderly

Alcohol Benefits to Health Not Accurate, Especially for the Elderly For years, many people have argued about the benefits of drinking small amounts of alcohol for health, arguing that moderate consumption may protect against cardiovascular disease. The association has been a contentious one, since study results may have been exaggerated or possibly skewed due to […]

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February 16, 2015

Prescription Painkiller Crisis

Prescription Painkiller Crisis According to researchers at Brandeis University, the University of North Florida and Johns Hopkins University, policymakers should focus on preventing new cases of opioid addiction caused by both medical and non-medical use and expand access to opioid addiction treatment. In a comprehensive investigation, the scientists show that since 2002, new cases of […]

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