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Make Sobriety Your New Year’s Resolution

  December 30, 2015   No comments

The holidays have come and gone, and you may now be realizing that you overindulged. Not on cookies or pumpkin pie, but on your substance of choice. Throughout all the

Graphic Images on Cigarette Packages

  December 29, 2015   No comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently requires health warning labels on all cigarette packaging in the United States. Although prominent, these text warning labels do not always deter consumers

How Do We Know?

  December 28, 2015   No comments

Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist When I got sober I started to notice I had this thing inside of me- I guess I could call it a conscience! Others

Should Parents Allow Teens to Drink at Home?

  December 23, 2015   No comments

Many parents believe that introducing children to alcohol in their own homes will lower the likelihood of them abusing the substance. However, a new UK based study published in Health

Most Prescriptions Written By Family Doctors

  December 22, 2015   No comments

Most Schedule II opioids are prescribed by general practitioners, according to a study by Stanford University published in JAMA Internal Medicine. This goes against the belief that addicts receive these

Celebrating the Holidays Clean and Sober

  December 21, 2015   No comments

Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist Holidays can be a hard time of year for an addict or alcoholic.  In the past, there was always some substance in my body

Adolescents Influenced by Substance Use in the Environments

  December 18, 2015   No comments

Findings from Duke University, published in the journal of Development and Psychopathology, find that adolescents are more likely to use drugs or alcohol if they see others engage in antisocial

Safe Drug Injection Sites in Development

  December 17, 2015   No comments

As the disease of addiction continues to gain attention, more healthcare groups are doing their part to curb the epidemic. From needle exchange programs to safe surrendering of drugs, there

Substance Abuse in Canadian Students

  December 16, 2015   No comments

Although the rate of alcohol consumption among Canadian students has decreased within the past twenty years, the students are still engaging in hazardous drinking. Hazardous drinking is defined as a

Build Family Relationships to Lower Likelihood of Substance Abuse

  December 15, 2015   No comments

Having an open relationship with your children may deter them from using drugs, according to a study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The study observed interactions between 675 parents