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Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in Adolescence

Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in Adolescence Prescription drug addiction has erupted into a plague. Drug abuse in adolescence is not uncommon, and prescription drug abuse is often the gateway to more serious drug problems. Prescription drug abuse is highest in late adolescence from 17 to 25 years old. Alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Blog, Prescription Drugs|Comments Off on Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in Adolescence

Different Treatment Modalities To Consider

Different Treatment Modalities To Consider Many treatment modalities differ from the basic group, individual and family therapy standards. Treatment centers still use those; they're the core of rehab. The kind of treatment used, as far as modality goes, is based on the needs of the client. People who have years of chronic use will almost [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Alternative Addiction Treatments, Blog|Comments Off on Different Treatment Modalities To Consider

New Dangers of Designer Drugs

New Dangers of Designer Drugs We usually think of new designer drugs as belonging to the the club drug class. However, as cannabis moves into a more mainstream view, it's becoming adulterated by synthetic cannabis, which can cause overdose. Overdose on natural weed is rare. Overdoses on synthetic was so common and harmful it was [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Blog, Marijuana Addiction|Comments Off on New Dangers of Designer Drugs

Dissolving Ennui Before It Erodes Recovery

Dissolving Ennui Before It Erodes Recovery Reducing and eliminating ennui is more important to recovery that it might seem. After all, ennui is nothing more than extreme boredom, right? Well, it can go deeper than that, into a sense of drifting, total aimlessness that devolves into a lack of meaning in life. When people hit [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Blog, Healthy recovery|Comments Off on Dissolving Ennui Before It Erodes Recovery

Cannabis, Mental Illness and Contributing Factors

Cannabis, Mental Illness and Contributing Factors Cannabis, mental illness and all contributing factors are not nailed down yet. We have a lot to learn. Legalizing weed is going to give scientists who study addictions a lot of research material, but what do we know right now? At the moment, we believe that smoking cannabis alone [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Blog, Mental Health|Comments Off on Cannabis, Mental Illness and Contributing Factors

Cannabis Psychosis: Psychosis, Yes, But Cannabis, No

Cannabis Psychosis: Psychosis, Yes, But Cannabis, No Emergency rooms across the nation are seeing a small but worrisome bump in admissions of teens due to cannabis psychosis. However, "cannabis psychosis" is only a stop-gap term to describe what's really happening. Adulterants are being added to weed in order to make the high more intense, with [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Adolescent Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Cannabis Psychosis: Psychosis, Yes, But Cannabis, No

Curing Alcoholism? Naltrexone and the Sinclair Method

Curing Alcoholism? Naltrexone and the Sinclair Method Curing alcoholism remains in the realm of dreams and medical ambition. There simply is no magic bullet for any form of addiction. However, the use of the drug naltrexone is getting some more traction thanks to the Sinclair Method of use, in which an alcoholic takes one pill before [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Alternative Addiction Treatments, Blog|Comments Off on Curing Alcoholism? Naltrexone and the Sinclair Method

What Addiction Brings With It

What Addiction Brings With It Addict brings tons of life changes, all of them lousy. We're talking about health collapsing, relationships going into the toilet, stability spinning off into chaos...and the list goes on and on. If you're reading this, you're probably pretty familiar with some of those, but if not, read on. Addiction is [...]

By | March 12th, 2017|Addiction Education, Blog|Comments Off on What Addiction Brings With It

Opioid Overdoses On The Rise–Again

Opioid Overdoses On The Rise Opioid overdoses are on the rise again. In fact 25% of overdoses seen in emergency rooms and hospitals all across the nation are due to heroin. Heroin has become far more potent in the last five years than it ever was during the heroin pandemic of the 1970s. There are legal [...]

By | March 12th, 2017|Blog, Opiate Addiction|Comments Off on Opioid Overdoses On The Rise–Again

Addicted Families and PTSD

Addicted Families and PTSD Although we know many people become addicts in an attempt to deal with PTSD, addicted families are often left suffering the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) themselves. "Addicted families," for the context of this article, refers to those loved ones who have one or more close family members caught [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Blog, Family Rehab|Comments Off on Addicted Families and PTSD