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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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The New Study That Could Change Cocaine Addiction Therapy

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, healthcare, News, recovery on April 1, 2015 | by bill

New ways to deal with cocaine addiction have recently been making waves, due to a recent experiment done with rats. The study revealed a way to dull recent memories of cocaine, thus making it easier to weaken the bonds of addiction. Researchers at Washington State University recently partook in a study done with rats, published Read more

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Top 5 Most Addictive Drugs

Posted in Addiction, cravings, drug abuse, Dual Diagnosis, healthcare, News, recovery, Relapse Prevention, Treatment on March 26, 2015 | by bill

While predisposition plays a huge role in the likelihood of you developing a substance addiction, some drugs prove more addictive than others. Some substances train your brain to crave them – making them much harder to quit than others. Heroin. Injecting heroin actually trains your brain to crave it. That, coupled with brutal withdrawal symptoms Read more

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Medication to Help Smokers Quit Before They Are Ready?

Posted in Addiction, cravings, drug abuse, healthcare, Medication, News, Treatment on March 24, 2015 | by bill

Did you know that smoking is one of the largest causes of preventable death in the United States? Cigarettes are responsible for killing more than 480,000 Americans each year. While the rate of smoking has drastically decreased since the 1960s, in recent years, the number of smokers that are moving towards dropping the habit has Read more

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Cure for Heroin Addiction Also a Red Flag for the Police?

Posted in Addiction, cravings, drug abuse, healthcare, Medication, News, recovery, Treatment on March 18, 2015 | by bill

The United States is currently facing record-high levels of prescription abuse, with an even faster rising level of heroin addictions. This inadvertently means that the rate of methadone use directly correlates and is rising as well. As a result, patients receiving treatment for their heroin addiction, have recently found themselves more susceptible to questioning by Read more

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Drunk Driving & Drugged Driving: One Rises While the Other Declines

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, healthcare, News on March 14, 2015 | by bill

Things seem to be looking up for the rates of drunk driving: in 2014 about 8% of people driving on weekend nights had booze in their system, and a little over 1% were above the legal limit. This is a tremendous decrease from 2007; a 30% drop and an 80% decrease since the first survey Read more

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