January 23, 2015

Alcohol Risks Rise with Long Work Hours

Alcohol Risks Rise with Long Work Hours Individuals whose working hours exceed standard recommendations are more likely to increase their alcohol use to levels that pose a health risk. This is the conclusion from a newly published report of the systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies and unpublished data. Risky alcohol consumption is more […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
October 17, 2014

Treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) In recent years, the mental health profession has refined its diagnosis and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop as a reaction to traumatic events, including: experience in military combat, imprisonment, natural disasters, human-caused accidents, domestic violence and child abuse. Unfortunately, many […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
July 14, 2014

Trauma and Poverty Effects on Children

Trauma and Poverty Effects on Children One of the causal factors for developing addiction can be childhood trauma, abuse, or untreated mental health issues. To help children, 70 of the 2,116 schools in Los Angeles County have worked out deals with government-funded mental health providers to provide more counselors in their schools, according to Robert […]

Abuse, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Current Events, Depression, Parenting, Teenagers
April 25, 2014

Stress: Men and Women Handle It Differently

Stress. Everyone deals with it on almost daily basis. Often, we don’t even notice it. Stress helps people function when faced with a situation that threatens to disrupt their perceived balance. It is also a psychobiological mechanism that helps individuals function and interact with others in positive ways. Yes, stress can be positive, in small […]

Anxiety, Current Events, Depression Treatment, Mental Health
February 19, 2014

Did Yoga Give the Seahawks an Edge Over the Broncos?

Just picture the newest Super Bowl Champions, the Seattle Seahawks, all quietly practicing yoga together as part of their required daily workout schedule. Perhaps it was the yoga. Maybe it was the morning meditation classes that were recently introduced to the NFL team from Washington. Could these have given them an edge over their opponents? […]

Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Spirituality
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
May 1, 2013

Military Children More Likely to Engage in Drug Abuse and Binge Drinking

While most studies focus on the effects of deployment on military personnel, a study on the children of deployed military personnel has shown the increased risk of binge drinking and drug abuse when a parent is deployed. “Stephan Arndt, professor of psychiatry in biostatistics, and colleagues analyzed data of more than 58,000 Iowa students in […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Teenagers
March 25, 2013

Addiction and the Brain: Changing Neural Pathways

Recently in New Orleans, doctors, future doctors, teachers and addiction treatment professionals, among many others, gathered on the occasion of brain awareness week to hear a top addiction specialist discuss addiction and the brain, specifically the way in which addiction changes the brain. WWLTV reported on the summit:  “Dr. Bazan is director of the LSU […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Drug Treatment, Mental Health
March 12, 2013

Cost of Substance Abuse Treatment on the Rise

Recently, Forbes magazine reported on a new study on substance abuse from the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute. The study showed:  “…a 19.5 percent increase in hospital admissions for substance abuse treatment in 2011, which was the first year most employers began adhering to new rules finalized for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which […]

Addiction Recovery, Drug Treatment, Mental Health
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