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4 Boredom Hacks to Prevent Relapse

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, News, recovery, Relapse Prevention, Treatment, treatment alternatives, Trends on February 27, 2015 | by bill

Life post-addiction can leave a void disguised as boredom, which feels inherently unnatural. The sense of restlessness can be too foreign to those who are used to filling time with a drug of choice, thus turning the feeling of calm into anxiety. Instead of enjoying the relaxing time, we tend to feel anxiety over “not Read more

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The Heroin Addiction Vaccine You Won’t Hear About

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, healthcare, Medication, News, recovery on February 23, 2015 | by bill

Chemist Kim Janda has created a groundbreaking vaccine to fight against heroin addiction. However, no one is allowed to undergo clinical trials, simply because it has proven near impossible to find funding in order to support it. Janda has also worked on a vaccine for meth, cocaine, and a date rape drug. However the heroin Read more

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Smoking Costs the U.S. Over $301 Billion a Year

Posted in Addiction, cravings, healthcare, News, Treatment on February 16, 2015 | by bill

Aside from being the leading cause of lung cancer, smoking-related illnesses have claimed 20 million lives in the United States since 1964. 2.5 million of the 20 million, belonged to nonsmokers who developed diseases merely from secondhand-smoke exposure. The financial consultancy company WalletHub, recently released a state-by-state analysis where the “average smoker” is someone who Read more

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Your Nightcap May Be Ruining Your Sleep

Posted in Addiction, cravings, healthcare, Treatment, Trends on February 12, 2015 | by bill

Recently, researchers monitored the brain waves of 24 college students as they slept after drinking alcohol and after only drinking a placebo, for a study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. The nights that they drank alcohol, people showed slower wave sleep patterns and delta activity, a process linked to the restorative Read more

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Doctor’s Prescribing Opioids Blindly?

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, healthcare, Medication, News, recovery, Relapse Prevention on February 5, 2015 | by bill

Throughout the past couple years, the number of people forming addictions to opioids have caused serious concern regarding methods of treating those with chronic pain, within the medical community. The National Institutes of Health has taken a deep look at data found in a report published in the Journal Annals of Internal Medicine, finding that Read more

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Valium Worse Withdrawal than Heroin?

Posted in Addiction, cravings, drug abuse, healthcare, News, recovery, Treatment on February 2, 2015 | by bill

Nicknamed “mother’s little helper,” Valium was launched in the 1960s, with women as sixty percent of the users. By the mid-seventies, Valium had become one of the world’s bestselling drugs, despite its highly addictive nature and subsequent frightening side effects. Originally manufactured by Hoffmann La Roche, they lost its patent protection in 1985 and since Read more

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The Genetics of Addiction

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, recovery, Treatment, treatment alternatives on January 20, 2015 | by bill

Have you ever wondered whether some people have a harder time staying away from addiction than others? Well, recent studies show that it is not entirely due to poor coping skills. People born to alcohol or drug addicted parents have similar predispositions to follow the same path. Family history remains the most reliable indicator of Read more

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Recent Trends in Medication to Treat Addiction

Posted in Addiction, cravings, drug abuse, Medication, recovery, Relapse Prevention, Treatment, Trends on January 9, 2015 | by bill

Most people do not receive treatment because of the lifelong stigma that follows them. Not only that, but the daunting task of having to live life with their addiction, minus the drug, more often than not deters people before they even begin. However, since substance abuse has been reclassified from a social one to a Read more

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New Year New You: Recent Relapse Prevention Tips

Posted in Addiction, cravings, healthcare, recovery, Relapse Prevention, Treatment on January 9, 2015 | by bill

With the start of the New Year comes the opportunity to create a new you. But don’t you want a resolution you actually keep? For many, their 2015 resolution to maintain a healthy drug-free lifestyle proves difficult post treatment. But alas! Have no fear, below are the top 5 tips to prevent relapse and ensure Read more

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Introducing: Sugar Rehab

Posted in Addiction, cravings, healthcare, News, Treatment on January 9, 2015 | by bill

Typically, when you think of a rehabilitation center, it paints a picture of individuals struggling with addictions to various drugs and alcohol. But a sugar addiction? Yes, you read that correctly. Imagine having the ability to get your drug of choice from the walls of your local supermarket or at the counter of your neighborhood Read more

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