October 31, 2018

Nutrition and Recovery

How Addiction Takes a Toll on Your Nutrition Drug and alcohol abuse can take a major toll on your body. The recovery process is gradual, and nutrition is one of the major issues that often get overlooked, yet need attention. Our brain functions are influenced by food, and when your brain isn’t producing the chemicals […]

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March 9, 2017

The Impact of the Proposed Republican Reforms to the Affordable Care Act

The Impact of the Proposed Republican Reforms to the Affordable Care Act Americans have gotten their first glimpse of proposed Republican reforms to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the news is not good for those who suffer from addiction and other vulnerable populations. The changes could make it impossible for many who currently have […]

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November 1, 2016

Legalizing Marijuana: Separating Fact from Fiction

Legalizing Marijuana: Separating Fact from Fiction In addition to choosing a president this November 8th nine states have marijuana legalization on the ballot this election day. Just like the presidential election, misinformation abounds when it comes to marijuana and the effects its legalization would have on the states considering it. Here are a few of […]

Richard Taite
April 18, 2016

It’s Not Inevitable: Four Reasons You Should Pay More Attention to Alcohol Abuse

It’s Not Inevitable: Four Reasons You Should Pay More Attention to Alcohol Abuse Alcohol may be one of the most commonly abused drugs in the world, and Alcohol Awareness Month is the perfect time to delve into the nitty-gritty of alcohol abuse and the way it impacts our communities. Here are four reasons you should […]

Richard Taite
December 22, 2014

How Alcohol Affects Blood Chemistry and Diabetes

How Alcohol Affects Blood Chemistry and Diabetes Alcohol affects the body in many ways resulting in changes that can negatively impact some chronic conditions more than others. Not only can an alcoholic drink be a bad idea to mix with certain medications, but it can also change the blood chemistry. This can be life threatening […]

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December 10, 2014

Addiction and Mental Health Treatment under the Affordable Care Act

Addiction and Mental Health Treatment under the Affordable Care Act Part of addiction recovery is dealing appropriately and concurrently with any co-occurring mental illnesses that may be present. Yet, estimates suggest that more than 23 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol, but only 10 percent of them are seeking treatment. Why is that? […]

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December 5, 2014

Talking Helps Lower Suicide Risk

Talking Helps Lower Suicide Risk The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collect data about mortality in the U.S., including deaths by suicide. In 2012 (the most recent year for which full data is available), 40,600 suicide deaths were reported by Emergency Departments, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. Sadly, […]

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September 22, 2014

Safety of Alcohol vs Marijuana Consumption

Safety of Alcohol vs Marijuana Consumption The debate about whether marijuana is “safer” than other substances, such as alcohol, has growing public interest. President Obama publically stated that he is not convinced that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. This illustrates the recent shift toward the acceptance of marijuana legalization or decriminalization as public opinion […]

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March 31, 2014

Three Foods that Worsen Depression

Recent studies have indicated that eating certain American “favorite” foods can increase the odds of developing or worsening depression.  People should not regularly eat three specific types of food to help prevent this from happening. These foods are: Refined Grains: Pasta, white rice and bagels are all foods that have been identified as inflammatory and […]

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