Mental Health, Substance Abuse Reforms Get ApprovalIn the waning hours of the 2016 legislative session, Florida lawmakers Friday approved wide-ranging reforms to the state's mental-health and substance-abuse treatment systems.
Compassion, Not Judgment – Parenting a Child With a Substance Abuse DisorderThere are few things a parent can hear about their child that would break their hearts more than a confession of substance abuse and addiction.
Is Marijuana Addictive?Marijuana (also known as some slang terms like weed, herb, grass, and ganja) is dry shredded leaves from the Cannabis sativa or hemp plant.
Alcoholism 101According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 56.4 percent of adults 18 and over admit to having consumed alcohol within the past month. For some, however, drinking leads to a dependence on alcohol, which can destroy every aspect of their lives. Here is how to know when drinking becomes dangerous.
Prescription Medications Are Also Illicit SubstancesThe Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that prescriptions for pain medication have quadrupled since 1999
What Is Methamphetamine?Methamphetamine is part of the family of drugs known as amphetamines.
Signs Of Addiction And How To Get HelpEven though the signs of addiction displayed by an individual who has been abusing drugs or alcohol can sometimes be difficult to detect, most of the time they’re behaviors or other types of changes that friends and loved ones will readily notice.
Addiction Therapy OptionsCreative art and movement therapies have been widely researched and proven to provide support to those suffering from a wide variety of mental and physical disorders.
Substance Abuse Prevention Is About Education Not FearIt should go without saying that the conversation about substance abuse and addiction is a topic to be discussed and revisited throughout the year; unfortunately, however, the topic may lapse due to lack of know-how on the part of the parents.
Finding Opportunities To Talk About AddictionOne major roadblock for parents who want to talk about substance abuse with their children is they often don’t know where to start.
6 Things To Improve Recovery, Cognition, & Dwarf AddictionWorking out your memory and cognitive function may be able to help people fight substance use disorders.
What You Need to Know About Self-Harm & AddictionIf ever there were two things society does not want to talk about, self-mutilation and addiction are definitely towards the top of the list and it’s a grave injustice to the people struggling through both disorders.