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N.J. Assembly Committee Passes Important Bills

  September 30, 2014   No comments

The New Jersey Assembly committee has passed a bill defining addiction as a mental illness. The bill was drafted by Assemblyman Raj Mukherji after meeting with parents grieving the loss

Long-Term Drug Use Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

  September 29, 2014   No comments

According to a study published by the British Medical Journal, long-term prescription drug use can increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia that

Return Your Drugs

  September 26, 2014   No comments

About 70 percent of people gain access to drugs for the first time through family and friends’ medicine cabinets. Often times people will be prescribed painkilling medication and not finish

Teenage Marijuana Use has Negative Consequences

  September 25, 2014   No comments

Marijuana is a frequent drug of choice among teenagers. Teens look at this drug as ‘harmless’ even though it can be addicting and act as a gateway drug to harsher

Camden County Creates Addiction Awareness Task Force

  September 24, 2014   No comments

The Camden County Freeholder Board recently created and appointed members to its Addiction Awareness Task Force. The task force will promote awareness of addiction, educate the community on the disease

Loving an Addict

  September 22, 2014   No comments

Having a loved one who is an addict is difficult. It may be your son, daughter, parent or significant other who struggles with this disease. No matter who it is,

Addiction is a Genetic Issue: Robert Downey Jr and Son

  September 18, 2014   No comments

Robert Downey Jr battled addiction his whole life, spiraling out of control when he became famous. He faced his addiction and entered rehab twice but is aware it is an

Drug Addiction is a Subtle Journey

  September 17, 2014   No comments

For many addicts, becoming addicted to a drug is accidental. It could begin with taking painkillers for a chronic pain condition or surgery. But once one begins taking a drug,

States With Legal Medical Marijuana have Fewer Opioid-Related Deaths

  September 16, 2014   No comments

JAMA Internal Medicine recently published a study on the correlation between the legal use of medical marijuana and opioid-related deaths. The study, which was led by scientists at the Perelman

Recovery – There’s an App for That

  September 15, 2014   No comments

There is a social networking site for everything you can imagine. These sites are often used to post about your personal life and the adventures you embark on. But is