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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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You Will Never Guess Who Has the Highest Rate of Drug Abuse

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, News on April 23, 2015 | by bill

In a shocking turn of events, teenagers were recently surpassed in the unfortunate race of having the highest rate of drug addictions, and by none other than the baby boomers – born between the years 1946 and 1964. While the rate for teenage drug usage has gradually declined throughout recent years, the 76 million baby Read more

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Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Contest

Posted in Addiction, News, recovery on April 20, 2015 | by bill

In recent news, the National Institutes of Health have come out with a statement saying that they are offering a significant amount of prize money for whatever person or business can create a “wearable alcohol biosensor”, which will monitor blood alcohol level in real time. The requirements include: the device must be “inconspicuous, low profile, Read more

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Things You Did Not Know About Forgiveness

Posted in Addiction, News, recovery on April 17, 2015 | by bill

One of the most important things when going through addiction treatment is learning to forgive not only ourselves, but others as well. While this may pose one of the biggest challenges of your treatment journey that does not mean that you are the only one that feels that way. In fact, many people undergoing similar Read more

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New Addiction Treatment Method Discovered

Posted in Addiction, News, recovery on April 15, 2015 | by bill

Did you know that many people have a resistance to anxiety and addiction that is already built into them? As of late, neuroscience research has found a genetic mutation within the brain that evidentially produces a molecule, which not only reduces anxiety, but also helps fade unwanted memories. No, you are not watching Eternal Sunshine Read more

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Addiction Dependent on Environment?

Posted in Addiction, News, recovery, Trends on April 8, 2015 | by bill

Recently, after many years of people finally easing up to the idea that addiction might actually be a chronic brain disease, it is all of a sudden being linked to the drug war, along with being challenged by a whole slew of contemporary theorists. More specifically, the author of the recent book Chasing the Scream: Read more

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