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Living With a Recovering Addict – Dos and Don’ts

Living With a Recovering Addict – Dos and Don’ts

A family member or someone close to your heart has almost completed their substance abuse treatment and will soon be home. How should you act? What should you talk about? What are the dos and don’ts? Granted, it can feel uncomfortable at first. Maybe the last days together weren’t so great. Maybe you feel bad […]

Ten signs a loved one has an addiction

Ten signs a loved one has an addiction

Addiction can be a scary word and a difficult thing to do for a family. Nobody wants to get addicted, but it still happens to so many people. Developing an addiction in a child is one of the worst fears for many parents. Understandably, given the numerous negative side effects that can develop from this […]

Alcohol and cancer death rates now measured at the state level

Alcohol and cancer death rates now measured at the state level

While it has been known for some time that alcohol can increase cancer risk, a new study was one of the first of its kind to look at the percent of cancer deaths at the state level. The results give a good idea of ​​the depth of the problem of how many cancer deaths are […]

Ten Ways to Help a Loved One Make a Recovery From Addiction

Ten Ways to Help a Loved One Make a Recovery From Addiction

When it comes to recovering from addiction, one of the most important things a person can do is surround themselves with supportive people. If you have a loved one who is currently under treatment or who has recently completed treatment, it is a good idea to find out how you can help them transition into […]

Vaporizing damaged teenagers;  Now Juul has to pay $ 40 million to settle a lawsuit

Vaporizing damaged teenagers; Now Juul has to pay $ 40 million to settle a lawsuit

There is some compelling evidence to suggest that vaping from e-cigarettes often paves the way for cannabis use, especially among young people. And in recent news, major e-cigarette maker Juul recently lost a lawsuit over its role in the scary marketing of Juul e-cigarettes to teens. Unfortunately, the even worse risk, the link between e-cigarette […]

Tips to Help Stop Intrusive Thoughts

Tips to Help Stop Intrusive Thoughts

Every day, we are at risk of experiencing intrusive thoughts. With thousands of thoughts per day, sometimes we don’t even realize they are there. The intrusive thoughts are the ones that are disturbing enough, we focus our attention to them. Our everyday life concerns make up 67% of our thoughts. We experience 18% of thoughts […]

Alcohol used as a coping mechanism for Covid anxiety

Alcohol used as a coping mechanism for Covid anxiety

While any type of alcohol use carries some risk of harm, using alcohol as a mechanism for coping with anxiety carries a significant risk of addiction. No one should use alcohol as a method of “managing anxiety”. When people consume alcohol in this way, the conditions are much more likely to get worse. Unfortunately, new […]

Drug Addiction, a Growing Crisis in Urban America

Drug Addiction, a Growing Crisis in Urban America

Drug addiction is so widespread that it is a serious problem for both rural America and urban centers. Indeed, rural America saw an unprecedented surge in drug overdose deaths in the first 15 years of the 21st century. Some rural areas were so overrun by drug addiction that much of rural America had higher per […]

Young people are at increased risk from cannabis use

Young people are at increased risk from cannabis use

Marijuana is perhaps the most commonly abused drug in the United States. Additionally, today’s marijuana is stronger than ever with the risk of potentially permanent negative effects on its users. Marijuana advocates have been given a loud voice through state legislation and legalization rhetoric. In this setting, young people may perceive a minimal risk of […]

Bruce Lee Letters and the Drug Use of Young Celebrities

Bruce Lee Letters and the Drug Use of Young Celebrities

Substance use disorders among young celebrities In 1973 actor and martial arts expert Bruce Lee had a mild headache. After taking Equagesic, a prescription pain reliever, Lee fell into a coma and never woke up. The 32-year-old actor’s cause of death was found to be a reaction to an ingredient in the pain relievers he […]