Articles

April 25, 2016

Alcohol and Energy Drinks: Revisiting a Dangerous Combination

While premixed Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages (CABs) like Torque, Four Loko, Joose, and Sparks have either been removed from shelves in the U.S. or have changed their formulas […]
April 20, 2016

Troubling Shortage of Addiction Counselors Highlighted by New Demands on System (Part 2)

Catch up with Part 1 A Low Pay, High Stress Gig As individuals in the treatment community well know, counseling positions can be incredibly rewarding – […]
April 19, 2016

Troubling Shortage of Addiction Counselors Highlighted by New Demands on System (Part 1)

It was a landmark development when the President recently proposed $1.1 billion dollars in new funding to help improve and expand addiction treatment services across the […]
April 19, 2016

Benzos a “Bust”? Concerns about Anti-Anxiety Drugs Not Eclipsed by Opiate Epidemic (Part 2)

Read Part 1 Here Well-documented Concerns and Side-Effects Benzos were never intended for long-term use. Yet many patients have been issued prescriptions for daily use that […]
April 14, 2016

Benzos a “Bust”? Concerns about Anti-Anxiety Drugs Not Eclipsed by Opiate Epidemic (Part 1)

There is a notable downside to what can only be described as intense and razor-sharp focus of late on the opiate crisis gripping America. Admittedly, the […]
April 6, 2016

President, Key Officials Address Opiate Crisis at National Rx Drug Abuse Summit

You know that a health issue reaches the tipping point of public and policymaker concern when it prompts a national summit. We’ve seen them for avian […]
April 1, 2016

“Dark Web” Lives On and Renews Concerns about Accessibility, Acceptability of Illegal Drugs

The little that many of us knew of the “Dark Web” – a largely hidden series of websites offering a cornucopia of illegal merchandise and services […]
March 30, 2016

Risk Assessments One Key to Cutting Down on Opiate Abuse

What may seem to be common sense is not always common practice. In a climate of heightened concern about the relationship between prescribing practices and increased […]