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 […]

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

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
November 5, 2014

Get a Good Night’s Sleep without Medication

Get a Good Night’s Sleep without Medication Sleeping well is a crucial factor contributing to our physical and mental well-being. During periods of deep sleep, cell repair is promoted, the immune system is stimulated and memory function is positively impacted. Lack of good sleep is a serious health issue for many individuals who suffer from […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
June 25, 2014

Are You Dependent on Sleeping Pills?

Are You Dependent on Sleeping Pills? Despite the knowledge that sleeping pills are only of short-term benefit, many people continue to use such prescriptions long-term. Sleeping pills may help restore sleep in a crisis or during illness, but they were never intended to be used for months or years on end. Although many people take […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Sleep, Substance Abuse
April 21, 2014

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?

Getting regular, quality sleep is important to long-term health. Many people struggle with sleep problems and should seek help if they have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep or do not feel rested after arising. Sleep aids are not the only treatment for sleeplessness. Professionals can discuss with you many proven, holistic treatments to promote […]

Current Events, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Mental Health, Parenting
July 15, 2013

Late Bedtimes Linked to Weight Gain in Healthy People

The largest study of healthy people under controlled laboratory conditions was recently conducted at the University of Pennsylvania. The study included 225 people, ages 22-50. All were healthy and non-obese. Randomly selected into two groups, one group was restricted to sleeping from 4-8 a.m. while the other group slept from 10 pm to 8 am […]

Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Mental Health
July 1, 2013

Massage: It’s Real Medicine

Massage can ease insomnia, boost immunity, prevent PMS and more. It’s so effective with healing and pain that many hospitals are offering massage as part of their standard therapy. “All of our surgery patients are offered the treatment — I call it ‘service with a smile’ — and it’s a mandatory weekly prescription I give […]

Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Complementary Therapies, Depression Treatment, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Mental Health
June 28, 2013

Steps for More, and Better, Sleep

Over 70 million Americans sleep poorly or not enough. The causes can be self-inflicted (staying up late to finish a good book or study for finals) or unavoidable (caring for a newborn or sick children, noisy neighbors). But chronic deprivation can lead to reduced alertness, increased mistakes at work/decreased productivity and can be the cause […]

Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Complementary Therapies, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Mental Health