December 12, 2014

Treating Depression with Ketamine

Treating Depression with Ketamine Small studies at prestigious medical centers like Yale, Mount Sinai and the National Institute of Mental Health suggest that a drug called ketamine can relieve depression in many people not helped by widely used conventional antidepressants like Prozac or Lexapro. At this time, there is little support for this treatment model, […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
September 3, 2014

Avoiding Sleeping Pill Addiction

Avoiding Sleeping Pill Addiction Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up. Roughly, one-fifth of adults in the US experience insomnia, […]

Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Painkiller, Sleep, Substance Abuse
September 2, 2014

Update on Methamphetamine Addiction

Update on Methamphetamine Addiction The chemical methamphetamine hydrochloride is generally simply known as methamphetamine. Common street names for methamphetamine include crank, speed, meth, crystal meth, ice and crystal tea. It has been a popular drug of abuse for many years in its conventional, powdered form, which is usually snorted or injected. Methamphetamine differs from amphetamine […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Medical, Substance Abuse
April 30, 2014

Prescription Drug Use During Pregnancy

Prescription Drug Use During Pregnancy Large numbers of pregnant women are being prescribed opioid drugs despite the possible risk to the developing fetus. This is an alarming trend that several recent studies have brought to light. Published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers found that Medicaid covers 45 percent of all births in the […]

Addiction Recovery, Children, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Parenting, Relationships, Uncategorized
April 2, 2014

Latest News on Alcohol Use During Pregnancy

The effects of heavy alcohol use during pregnancy and the dangers to the unborn child are well recognized.  But what about having an occasional drink on the weekend or having several glasses of wine or beer a couple times over the term of pregnancy? Considering the seriousness and possibilities of complications to the baby, the […]

Alcoholism, Children, Current Events, Parenting
May 29, 2013

Surge in Babies Born with Prescription Drug Addiction Worries Hospitals

A small army of volunteers called “cuddlers” help the staff at the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s neonatal unit. These amazing volunteers hold, rock and generally help babies born with prescription drug addiction get through their withdrawal symptoms. Because these babies in Knoxville, TN have neonatal abstinence syndrome; they have been born drug dependent, many of […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Parenting
March 19, 2013

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Becoming More and More Common

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is on the rise. We’ve all heard tales of drug-addicted mothers giving birth to babies addicted to the drugs mom was taking while pregnant. Sadly, the number of babies born addicted to prescription drugs is on the rise. “Neonatal abstinence syndrome” (NAS), the term used for babies experiencing withdrawal, has increased […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Drug Treatment
March 14, 2013

Alcoholism in Women Linked to SIDS

Last week, The Examiner reported on a new study which will soon be published in The Journal of Pediatrics. It shows a strong link between mothers with alcoholism and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Prior to this study, research on SIDS has focused mainly on other risk factors, such as putting a baby to sleep […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Drug Treatment
February 19, 2013

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
February 4, 2013

Don’t Let Opiate Addiction Affect the Health of the Next Generation

Opiate Addiction on the Rise in Pregnant Women A study published last spring in the Journal of the American Medical Association outlines the startling facts and statistics associated with the growth of opiate addiction in pregnant women and the effects of the addiction on their newborn babies. We knew it before, but this study once […]

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