Mentoring Matters: Opioid Recovery Starts With A Strong Support System And Proper GuidanceIn 2017 more people died of opioid overdoses than from both gun violence and car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Florida Lawmakers Debating Senate Proposal For Lottery Addiction WarningBooze and beer don’t carry similar cautions, but some Republican lawmakers want people playing the state lottery to be warned that the games may be addictive.
Focus On South Florida: New App Helping Fight AddictionAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more Americans died from an overdose in 2017, than died from both gun violence and car accidents.
FDA Head Calls For Mandatory Education, Internet Policing To Fight Opioid CrisisNew measures are being looked at as the ongoing fight against opioid abuse continues.
Addiction Recovery Program Tunes Into Music To Help ClientsAn addiction recovery program is tapping into another language to help their clients – music.
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.