Should You Be Worried About Grandma Abusing Prescription Drugs?

Should You Be Worried About Grandma Abusing Prescription Drugs?

As parents age their adult children are often tasked with discussing tough subjects including finances, planning for the future, end of life care, and what to do when they die.  A recent survey for WellCare Health Plans, Inc. revealed that prescription drug abuse has become a major area of concern for those caring for older…

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What Does Successful Addiction Treatment Look Like?

What Does Successful Addiction Treatment Look Like?

Not all addiction treatment options are created equal and research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) plays a major role in identifying which treatments are most effective.  NIDA is a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse…

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What Do Roads and Rehab Have in Common?

What Do Roads and Rehab Have in Common?

While there has been talk about the need to improve our transportation infrastructure, the public health system also needs resources and attention. In 2016, the US saw 63,000 drug overdoses, which accounts for more deaths than all road and gun-related deaths combined.  John F. Kelly, Ph.D. explains, “Just as roads and bridges transport us from…

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Does Our Society Today Cause Addiction and Substance Abuse?

Does Our Society Today Cause Addiction and Substance Abuse?

Substance abuse is not the result of personal short comings or weakness, but a result of complex factors including physical and mental health, social influences, personal history, and support availability.  Psychology Today examined the social aspects of American life that contribute to the historically high rates of substance abuse that we see today.  Could the…

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Know Someone Struggling with Addiction?  Here are 6 Ways to Offer Support

Know Someone Struggling with Addiction?  Here are 6 Ways to Offer Support

Dealing with addiction is difficult for those directly affected as well as their family and friends.  “For the estimated 21 million Americans living with substance use disorders, support from friends could be the first step toward getting treatment.”   This article provides helpful suggestions for anyone who wants to support a loved one fighting addiction. 

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5 Ways Blockchain Technology Makes Healthcare Affordable

5 Ways Blockchain Technology Makes Healthcare Affordable

Today’s healthcare industry faces a rising tide of expenses associated with everything from trauma care to transcription services. Fortunately, blockchain technology is here to help. It’s a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care, heightening transparency, and streamlining office processes. Used properly, the blockchain will promote cost savings in many ways. This article…

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Healing Your Brain: Coping Skills Toward a Solid Recovery

Healing Your Brain: Coping Skills Toward a Solid Recovery

Knowledge really is power. Putting your brain to work for you instead of against you will help you solidify your recovery from substance abuse. Fortunately, although the journey away from alcohol or drugs is difficult, it isn’t impossible. With the right information and coping skills, you can become your own best ally.

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How Blockchain Medicine Can Improve Patient Accountability

How Blockchain Medicine Can Improve Patient Accountability

Patient accountability is very low in America and our current healthcare system does nothing to change this. With traditional medicine, patients have no one holding them accountable for their own health. Blockchain medicine can provide a whole new way to monitor health and encourage patient accountability.

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How Exercise Can Help You Beat Addiction

How Exercise Can Help You Beat Addiction

Addiction has psychological and physical components and exercise can help to address both sides of that coin.  Physical fitness can improve your mood as well as reduce stress, decrease tension, improve your sleep quality, and increase self-esteem and confidence.  “When someone is addicted, they depend on substances to get that feel-good effect, but in recovery,…

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How to Have a Recovery Friendly Workplace

How to Have a Recovery Friendly Workplace

Substance abuse in the workplace is a serious liability for employers. Every year in this country, drug and alcohol abuse are major contributors to workplace injuries and fatalities, plus they drain employee productivity and costs employers billions in lost productivity

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How Mindfulness Meditation Aids Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

How Mindfulness Meditation Aids Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

How Meditation and Mindfulness Aid Drug/Alcohol Rehabilitation Relapse is common in early recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. Many long-term alcoholics and drug addicts fail the first time they attempt to quit. This is because the intense cravings experienced by substance abusers are actually due to changes in brain chemistry. …

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Dangers Of Drug Abuse

Dangers Of Drug Abuse

“‘Drugs are bad,’ is not necessarily breaking news. But for those trapped in addiction, the negative side effects may not feel as obvious. However, they are a present danger, and occur whether or not an addict recognizes them.”

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Drug Abuse and Skin Picking | Dual Diagnosis

Drug Abuse and Skin Picking | Dual Diagnosis

Learn what dermotillomania is, how drug abuse affects the skin and treatment options here. We can help you start the process of healing today when you call. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.dualdiagnosis.org Drug addiction is known to cause scratching and picking at...

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Learn How Drug Addiction Involves Stress

Learn How Drug Addiction Involves Stress

“Drug addiction is a health and education issue,” Robertson tells Lifestyle. “It’s not a criminal issue. It’s a behavioral issue. We don’t have bad people, we have bad behavior. Address the behavior.” This article provides a number of useful tips for understanding the...

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Can You Get Over an Addiction?

Can You Get Over an Addiction?

"We are long overdue for a new perspective — both because our understanding of the neuroscience underlying addiction has changed and because so many existing treatments simply don’t work." Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.nytimes.com An article, entitled “Can You...

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Understanding High-Functioning Alcoholism

Understanding High-Functioning Alcoholism

Even high-functioning alcoholism can have a corrosive effect on physical and mental health. Sourced through Scoop.it from: seacliffrecovery.com High-functioning alcoholism is commonly overlooked and considered harmless. It's important to understand the signs and...

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Is the college social scene sobering up?

Is the college social scene sobering up?

  "Daybreaker founder Radha Agarwal's wants to eradicate the Solo cup from campuses—here's why and how she's getting students to swap keg stands for handstands." Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.wellandgood.com Daybreaker, a global company, has made it its mission...

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Do Medications for Alcoholism Actually Work?

Do Medications for Alcoholism Actually Work?

For those who struggle with a drinking problem, medications for alcoholism are often prescribed. They allow individuals the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for recovery. Some medications reduce cravings for alcohol while others induce unbearable sickness...

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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome and How to Overcome it

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome and How to Overcome it

  Summit Behavioral Health’s alcoholism treatment experts describe alcohol withdrawal syndrome and offer advice on how to live through the symptoms of withdrawal. Recovery from alcoholism can be a long and arduous road. Individuals struggling with alcohol abuse often...

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The Brain’s Response to Alcohol Abuse

The Brain’s Response to Alcohol Abuse

This article from addictionblog.org, called “Negative brain effects from prolonged alcohol abuse,” defines what constitutes alcohol abuse and explains the serious effects that alcohol has on brain function. Heavy drinking for extended periods of time can affect...

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By Hayver / May 25, 2017

How Your Brain Responds to Alcohol Abuse

This article from addictionblog.org, called “Negative brain effects from prolonged alcohol abuse,” defines what constitutes alcohol abuse and explains the...

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By Hayver / April 19, 2017

Power vs. Powerlessness in the Recovery Community

Power vs. Powerlessness in the Recovery Community Have you noticed that the recovery community embraces the concept of powerlessness while...

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