Month: January 2016

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Diet Pills Increasing ER Visits

  January 29, 2016   No comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 40 percent of adults in the United States consumed dietary supplements between the years 1988 and 1994. Between the years

Overdose Reversal Kits Now Available to All U.S. High Schools

  January 28, 2016   No comments

A new initiative announced this past Monday by the Clinton Foundation makes an emergency opioid overdose reversal kit of every United States high school that wants it. The emergency opioid

Prenatal Drug Exposure Effects

  January 27, 2016   No comments

A quarter of pregnant women in addiction treatment were previously using methamphetamine. This drug use during pregnancy can lead to many health risks for the mother and baby. A study

Hookah Can be More Dangerous than Cigarettes

  January 26, 2016   1 Comment

Although smoking rates in the United States are declining, a new trend is popping up. This trend is smoking Hookah, which is a tobacco pipe with a tube that draws

We Must Walk Before We Run

  January 25, 2016   No comments

Common things I hear from addicts in the 12 step meetings are “When will I get my family’s trust back?” and “When can I make my amends for my addiction?” It is great to

New Saliva Test In Development

  January 22, 2016   No comments

The number of visits to the emergency room related to alcohol continues to rise. Research shows that these visits may not all be due to the excessive alcohol consumed, but

Teens Influenced By Substance Use in Music Videos

  January 21, 2016   No comments

In today’s world, teenagers rarely listen to the radio to hear the latest hits. Instead, they are on the website YouTube, listening to music and viewing popular music videos. Many

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Co-Occurring Disorders

  January 20, 2016   No comments

There is conflicting information provided by medical professionals on if it is safe to drink any amount of alcohol during pregnancy. A new Canadian study published in The Lancet, finds

Sober Anniversaries

  January 19, 2016   No comments

Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist An anniversary in sobriety can mean more to a recovering addict than their own birthday. In a way, the first day we got clean

Significant Number of Older Adults in Treatment

  January 14, 2016   No comments

The population of adults over the age of 50 in treatment facilities is growing, according to a study by New York University. Researchers on the study used data from New