Difference Between Impaired Control and Substance Use

What is Impaired Control and Substance Use? When understanding addiction and learning how it affects the brain, it is very important to know the difference between impaired control and substance use. Impaired control can be defined as “a craving or strong urge to use the substance; desire or failed attempts to cut down or control […]

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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 […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Mental Health

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 […]

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Signs of Overdependence on the Internet and Social Media

Signs of Overdependence on the Internet and Social Media The Internet provides a constant, ever-changing source of information and entertainment. It is accessible from most smartphones, tablets, laptops, many gaming systems and desktop computers. Email, blogs, social networks, instant messaging, and message boards allow for both public and anonymous communication about any topic. Young children […]

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

Proving the Benefits of Meditation

Proving the Benefits of Meditation Mindful meditation is a type of meditation (which is an exercise of deep, prolonged concentration) during which any feelings, emotions or thoughts are experienced as and when they arise during the exercise, opposed to after the meditation finishes. This practice teaches us about our unresolved issues that prick us when […]

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Men and Depression

Men and Depression More than six million American men will have an episode of major depression this year, which is seven percent of the male population. Depression in men is not at all rare, yet it is most often ignored and untreated. Unfortunately, the lingering image of depression as a “female condition” may keep men […]

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Exploring Treatment Options for Depression: Part 3 of 3

This is the third part of a 3-part series on depression. This post looks at treatment options for depression. In previous posts in this series, we have looked at diet, exercise, and the possible use of medication to control depression symptoms. Here are more treatment options to consider. Treatment Options for Depression •    Talk therapy. […]

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Matthew Perry Lobbies for Drug Courts

Actor Matthew Perry, according to the UK Metro, has recently made several trips to Washington DC to lobby for support of specialist drug courts. The Superior Court of California Drug Court Services defines drug court as “a special court given responsibility to handle cases involving substance-abusing offenders through comprehensive supervision, drug testing, treatment services and […]

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