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Inside The Hungry Heart

Posted in Addiction, News on June 23, 2015 | by bill

Recently, Bess O’Brien was honored for her documentary The Hungry Heart, which chronicles the hidden world of prescription drug addiction. The American Society of Addiction Medicine honored the intimate documentary with the 2015 Media Award at the 46th annual conference in Austin. Portrayed through the eyes of pediatrician Fred Holmes, it chronicles the constant struggle Read more

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Recreational Drugs: Affecting Our Mental Health More Than We Realize?

Posted in drug abuse on June 16, 2015 | by bill

Used as a temporary escape from our everyday lives, recreational drugs offer an escape from our everyday lives and the problems that come with them. When used as a means of escape, recreational drug use can actually end up worsening their mental health situation, causing users to need help with substance abuse treatment. Recently, scientists Read more

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Your Fingerprint Can Now Reveal Cocaine Drug Abuse

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, News on June 9, 2015 | by bill

Recently, a new way to reveal cocaine drug abuse has been discovered. A simple fingerprint can now detect cocaine use through what scientists call “mass spectrometry.” Fingerprints are tested against saliva samples in order to determine whether the two tests are related. Previous forms of fingerprint testing have only been able to determine whether a Read more

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Hilary Clinton Announces That Substance Abuse Will be Big Part of Campaign

Posted in Addiction, healthcare, News on June 2, 2015 | by bill

Hilary Clinton has taken the same stance on just about every major “fight” that she states she plans on fighting. Of those fights, the main one that she focuses on is rebuilding the economy, strengthening families, stripping dysfunction from government and protecting the country from security threats. However, recently Clinton has added another issue to Read more

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Recovery Survival Guide

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, healthcare, News, Relapse Prevention on May 25, 2015 | by bill

Your first 30 days in recovery may come as a shock to your system and overall way of living, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that “this too shall pass.” In order to make it through the first tumultuous days of recovery, here are some tips that will make sure your Read more

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How Much Money Does Not Drinking Save You, Anyways?

Posted in News, recovery on May 20, 2015 | by bill

Sure, while there are countless amounts of positives when it comes to making the decision to go into recovery, i.e. better health, stability, relationships, etc., it also does not hurt that you save money by not going out to the bar every night and throwing all of your hard earned money away. After years and Read more

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Which Addiction Shortens Lifespans by a Decade?

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, healthcare, News, recovery on May 15, 2015 | by bill

While it is not news that excessive drinking is hard on both the mind and body, a new study has revealed evidence that alcoholism reduces the average lifespan by about 7.6 years. The study, published in European Psychiatry, compared 23,371 alcohol dependent patients to 233,710 non-alcohol dependent patients over the course of 12.5 years. Unsurprisingly, Read more

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New Anti-Vaping Ads

Posted in Addiction, News, Trends on May 12, 2015 | by bill

Vaping may not be as safe as ads may have led you to believe – in fact, the government feels so strongly about this that they have launched a $68 million ad campaign in order to make the public aware about the dangers of vaping. The ads reveal that vaping may in fact, be responsible Read more

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Kids Who Try Alcohol Earlier in Life More Likely to Become Alcoholics

Posted in Addiction, cravings, News, Trends on May 7, 2015 | by bill

Did you know that kids who try alcohol earlier in life are also much more likely to have drinking problems later in life as well? Well, a recent study shows that adolescents who have tried alcohol by the sixth grade, were about five times more likely to have experimented with drinking more by the ninth Read more

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Flakka Taking over Florida

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, News, Trends on May 4, 2015 | by bill

Just when Florida thought that the drama associated with bath salts was in the past – along comes Flakka. Perhaps responsible for even more bizarre behavior than bath salts, Flakka has been attributed to giving users a feeling of superhuman strength and resulting in psychotic behavior. One incident was even reported of a man yelling Read more

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