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Heroin Detox, is it for you?

  October 18, 2018   No comments

The euphoric effects of heroin only last for so long. Eventually those with substance abuse disorder will face the pain of heroin withdrawal. Heroin withdrawal symptoms can occur as early

Lessons Learned in Recovery Month

  September 28, 2018   No comments

Overdose Awareness Day on August 31rst often leaves us feeling somber and hopeless. Beginning September 1rst is Recovery Month is dedicated to celebrating those living in recovery. So often achievements

Everything You Need to Know About Alcohol Rehab

  September 7, 2018   No comments

Ninety-five percent of people with alcohol abuse disorder do not believe they are an alcoholic let alone need alcohol rehab. Seven hundred thousand people are treated each year for alcohol

Overdose Awareness Day Tribute

  August 31, 2018   No comments

Overdose Awareness Day is on August 31st. You may see purple ribbons all over your community. Strung along telephone poles, bulletin boards, and online purple ribbons will be plastered to

How Industries Are Adjusting to the Opioid Crisis

  July 20, 2018   No comments

Each week new research is published journaling the opioid crisis. The information being gathered needs to be shared. More and more professions are learning and mandating substance abuse trainings as

America’s Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

  July 13, 2018   No comments

In 2012, every twenty-five minutes a baby was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). In 2015, the rate increased to every nineteen minutes a baby was born immediately thrown into

How Addiction is Portrayed in the Media

  May 4, 2018   No comments

Addiction is often depicted on television in either a watered down or exaggerated manner. Directors arrange scenes suited for families to enjoy together through lighthearted sitcoms depicting 30-minute fixes, or

Prediction of Heavy Alcohol Use

  June 29, 2016   No comments

New research finds that we may be able to predict which adolescents and teenagers will become heavy alcohol consumers, according to researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina. Researchers

Fraternity Members Not Swayed by Intervention

  June 1, 2016   No comments

The reputation of the Greek college system of fraternities and sororities is seen as full of partying and drinking. Studies have shown that the members of these organizations tend to

What is Salvia?

  May 5, 2016   No comments

Salvia is a plant belonging to the sage family that is considered a natural hallucinogen. It is used as a recreational drug, similar to marijuana, by many adolescents. It provides