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  • [Read Article] Relapse Prevention: Perspectives of a Researcher and a Crusader

    “We now have several brain and physiological measures that can be developed as biomarkers to assess who is at most risk of relapse when entering treatment. This will help provide more individualized treatment and tailor treatments based on the brain

    Published: Mon July 02, 2012

  • [Read Article] Former Soul Coughing Front Man Talks about "The Book Of Drugs"

    Musician pitted against musician, egos battered and bruised, credit taken and not taken—and Doughty busily running the gamut of addictions from Jack Daniels to heroin, with a ton of marijuana in the bargain.

    Published: Mon July 16, 2012

  • [Read Article] Earlier substance abuse more likely to lead to addiction

    "We no longer can justify writing off adolescent substance use as bad behavior, as a rite of passage or as kids just being kids. The science is too clear, the facts are too compelling, the health and social consequences are too devastating and the c

    Published: Sat July 23, 2011

  • [Read Article] Are You an Enabler and What You Can Do about It

    Enabling is a term often used in the context of a relationship with an addict. It might be a drug addict (which includes an alcoholic), gambler, or compulsive shopper.

    Published: Mon March 18, 2013

  • [Read Article] Understanding Addiction

    People experiment with drugs for many different reasons. Many first try drugs out of curiosity, to have a good time, because friends are doing it, or in an effort to improve athletic performance or ease another problem, such as stress, anxiety, or dep

    Published: Mon November 14, 2016

  • [Read Article] PTSD Treatment: Why is it Necessary by Julia Merrill

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that occurs as a result of trauma. It is very common among military personnel as well as victims of abuse and assault. Though mental healthcare is making great strides in Western society, many

    Published: Thu September 22, 2016

  • [Read Article] Detoxification for Benzodiazepines

    Much like alcohol, detoxification from opiates is the first stage to recovery. Depending on the amount of an opiate that a person uses, (whether it’s heroin or prescription drugs like Oxycontin), withdrawals can last from anywhere between 1 week to

    Published: Tue May 02, 2017

  • [Read Article] President Trumps Attack on Opioids?

    President Trump announced in August that he would sign an executive order to create another commission to tackle what he's called the "total epidemic" of opiod abuse and addiction. Finally!!!!

    Published: Mon June 18, 2018

  • [Read Article] How do I know if my friend or loved one has a substance abuse problem?

    Addiction can happen at any age, but it usually starts when a person is young. If your teen continues to use drugs despite harmful consequences, he or she may be addicted.

    Published: Thu October 26, 2017

  • [Read Article] Syringe Services Programs

    Persons who inject drugs can substantially reduce their risk of getting and transmitting HIV, viral hepatitis and other blood borne infections by using a sterile needle and syringe for every injection. In many jurisdictions, persons who inject drugs c

    Published: Tue July 24, 2018