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Woodstock Revival: Th...
Written by Logan Messina
  Middle-aged adults known as Baby Boomers are showing an increased tendency to use drugs and develop serious addictions. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there has been an 11-fold increase in the number of accidental overdose deaths for people aged 45-64 since... More
Tags: alcoholism, addiction, substance abuse, opioid addiction, baby boomers, opioid overdose, music
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Woodstock Revival: Th...
Written by Logan Messina
  Middle-aged adults known as Baby Boomers are showing an increased tendency to use drugs and develop serious addictions. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there has been an 11-fold increase in the number of accidental overdose deaths for people aged 45-64 since... More
Tags: alcoholism, addiction, substance abuse, opioid addiction, baby boomers, opioid overdose, music
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How to Plan an Interv...
Written by Holly Copeland
The number of college students who partake in drinking alcohol and using illicit drugs has been steadily rising over the years. Though not all partake, using substances–especially alcohol and prescription drugs–is a fairly common practice among college students. It... More
Tags: substance addiction, intervention, alcohol abuse, crisis intervention
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5 Ways Mindfulness Ca...
Written by Thomas Spiegel
Mindfulness has been a hot topic of discussion in recent years. You’ve maybe heard about mindfulness techniques as a way to relieve stress and relax. But practicing mindfulness can also be a useful tool if you’re recovering from an addiction. And you don’t have to... More
Tags: addiction, addiction treatment, meditation, mindfulness
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Sobering Up for Baby:...
Written by Logan Messina
Some women use pregnancy as a free ticket to eat whatever they want— from chocolate-covered potato chips to vats of Cherry Garcia ice-cream. “I’m eating for two,” they say. Dietary realities aside, there is some truth to this... More
Tags: alcohol, alcoholism, fetal alcohol syndrome, drinking, pregnancy
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Celebrities and Addic...
Written by Aubrey Helmick
Just because celebrities live glamorous lifestyles does not mean they are exempt from the deadly power of addiction. Drugs are often used as a way to escape the pressures of the entertainment business. Between the paparazzi, public scrutiny, and pressures to party, the stress of the... More
Tags: addiction, celebrity addiction, drew barrymore, elton john, robert downey jr, philip seymour hoffman, demi lovato
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Orthorexia Nervosa: A...
Written by Aubrey Helmick
What may start out as a simple attempt to eat healthier can lead to an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. This unhealthy obsession has been named "orthorexia nervosa" which translates directly to "correct appetite". Individuals who suffer from orthorexia become fixated on the... More
Tags: eating disorders, orthorexia nervosa, eating disorder treatment, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa
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Parental Pressure, Pe...
Written by Logan Messina
Eighteen is a landmark birthday. It usually coincides with graduating high school, going off to college, and filling out a voter registration form. It’s understandable, then, that parents will want to commemorate this special day with some kind... More
Tags: alcoholism, marijuana, cocaine, adolescents, underage drinking
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10 Signs of a Gamblin...
Written by Peter Haykov
Gambling addiction is often referred to as a “hidden addiction” because the symptoms can go unnoticed by family and friends until the gambler gets into serious personal or financial difficulties. Unlike substance use disorders, those suffering with a gambling addiction... More
Tags: addiction, legal drugs, gambling, gambling addiction, draftkings, pathological gambling, process addiction
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Sober Summer Idea: Ea...
Written by Logan Messina
When you think of summer eating, your mind might first drift to thoughts of a big ice cream cone dripping down your hand. You might also fantasize about backyard grilling, the smell of crisping hot dogs filling the air in the sweltering heat. But summer is also prime time for healthy... More
Tags: substance addiction recovery, health and wellness, sober living, lifetime recovery
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Sober Summer Idea: Ea...
Written by Logan Messina
When you think of summer eating, your mind might first drift to thoughts of a big ice cream cone dripping down your hand. You might also fantasize about backyard grilling, the smell of crisping hot dogs filling the air in the sweltering heat. But summer is also prime time for healthy... More
Tags: substance addiction recovery, health and wellness, sober living, lifetime recovery
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Fentanyl and Acetyl F...
Written by Jacob McMillian
Fentanyl is a potent opioid pain reliever that is quickly developing a reputation as being an extremely dangerous and addictive drug. Both fentanyl and its analog acetyl fentanyl, an opioid analgesic, are stronger than other opioids; both are 15 times stronger than heroin and 50 times... More
Tags: fentanyl, heroin addiction, acetyl fentanyl, opioid addiction, new jersey, prince overdose death, fentanyl overdose, fentanyl opioid, opioid overdose
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Drug Wars: Mexico and...
Written by Holly Copeland
Few people will recognize the name Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, but that is the complete name of the leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, most famously known as “El Chapo”, or Shorty. Media has been buzzing about the recent re-capture of the drug... More
Tags: drug abuse, drug addiction, addiction, substance abuse, cartels, substance abuse treatment, drug trafficking
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When Someone You Love...
Written by Holly Copeland
Seeing a friend or loved one consumed by an addiction can be difficult. At this point, you may have already expressed your concern for their health and well-being, or even offered to help them find treatment. But when your loved one remains in denial of his or her destructive behaviors,... More
Tags: substance abuse, addiction treatment, addiction recovery, intervention, behavioral addiction
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Substance Use in the ...
Written by Holly Copeland
It was only in 1973 that the American Psychiatric Association stopped defining homosexuality as a mental illness. Stigmas and preconceptions about people who identify in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community have changed drastically since then, but there... More
Tags: substance abuse, lgbt, center for american progress, obergefell v. hodges, employment non-discrimination act, lgbtq
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Should Companies be A...
Written by Kendra Foladare
Brandon Coats is not a drug addict; though, in 2010 he was fired from his customer service position with Dish Network in Colorado because he failed a random drug test for marijuana. Coats is a quadriplegic due to a car accident who was given a medical marijuana card to control his... More
Tags: brandon coats, dish network, colorado, medical marijuana, medicinal drugs
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When Exercise Becomes...
Written by Kendra Foladare
There is no doubt that exercise is crucial to a healthy lifestyle. Staying sedentary provides little stimulation for the body and brain, and experts say that even just 30 minutes of increased heart rate a day can have a huge impact on the average person’s life expectancy. Some... More
Tags: health and wellness, compulsive gambling, process addiction, behavioral addiction, exercise addiction, co-occurring substance addiction, running
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Last Resort Rehab: Th...
Written by Holly Copeland
At first glance, one may find Thailand’s Wat Thamkrabok Temple to be an idyllic scene right out of a history book with its majestic stone outcrops, grandiose statues, forested green hills, and images of Buddha sprinkled about the grounds.  However,... More
Tags: addiction treatment, methamphetamine, last resort rehab, wat thamkrabok temple, vomit temple
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Woodstock Revival: Th...
Written by Logan Messina
  Middle-aged adults known as Baby Boomers are showing an increased tendency to use drugs and develop serious addictions. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there has been an 11-fold increase in the number of accidental overdose deaths for people aged 45-64 since... More
Tags: alcoholism, addiction, substance abuse, opioid addiction, baby boomers, opioid overdose, music
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When Exercise Becomes...
Written by Kendra Foladare
There is no doubt that exercise is crucial to a healthy lifestyle. Staying sedentary provides little stimulation for the body and brain, and experts say that even just 30 minutes of increased heart rate a day can have a huge impact on the average person’s life expectancy. Some... More
Tags: health and wellness, compulsive gambling, process addiction, behavioral addiction, exercise addiction, co-occurring substance addiction, running
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The History of PCP
Written by Peter Haykov
Phencyclidine, most commonly known as PCP, is an illegal synthetic dissociative drug that was originally created as a medical tool in the 1950's. PCP was developed as a general anesthetic called Sernyl and commonly used for surgeries. It was discontinued in 1965 due to resulting psychological... More
Tags: drug abuse, drug addiction, PCP, synthetic drugs, hallucinogens
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OARRS: Ohio's Weapon ...
Written by Holly Copeland
The misuse and abuse of prescription medications has become a serious issue in our nation, affecting individuals of all ages, races, sexes, and levels of society. Between the years of 1999 and 2010, overdose deaths involving prescription painkillers... More
Tags: opiate addiction, prescription drug addiction, oarrs, pmp, the ohio automated rx reporting system
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Post-Traumatic Stress...
Written by Kendra Foladare
When an individual wants to escape traumatic memories from past negative experiences, oftentimes they will turn to drugs or alcohol to sedate and pacify the symptoms that are associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a diagnosed... More
Tags: dual diagnosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, ptsd, the national institute of mental health, integrated cognitive-behavioral therapy
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Woodstock Revival: Th...
Written by Logan Messina
  Middle-aged adults known as Baby Boomers are showing an increased tendency to use drugs and develop serious addictions. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there has been an 11-fold increase in the number of accidental overdose deaths for people aged 45-64 since... More
Tags: alcoholism, addiction, substance abuse, opioid addiction, baby boomers, opioid overdose, music
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Sober Summer Idea: 5 ...
Written by Kendra Foladare
Volunteering as part of your recovery effort is not only a way to give back to the community, but it is also a great way to stay active, meet like-minded people and learn new skills at no cost. You can draw your experience in addiction and recovery in order to help others.  Becoming... More
Tags: 12-step programs, addiction recovery, recovery
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The Zombie (Drug) Apo...
Written by Logan Messina
Between shows like The Walking Dead and doomsday stories predicting the impending zombie apocalypse, it’s clear that the public hankers for gore. But this kind of gross-out, flesh-eating horror became a little bit too real a few years ago with... More
Tags: synthetic drugs, bath salts, stimulants, cloud 9, amphetamines

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