BTG News

August 5, 2016

Helpful Herb or Toxic False Hope: New Concerns and Lingering Confusion over Plant-based Kratom (Part 1)

A leafy drug that has seen increased use in recent years as a means of easing withdrawal from opiates or attaining a new, as yet mostly […]
August 1, 2016

‘Stop Stressing Me’: Research Identifies Brain Patterns That Increase Resilience to Stress

Long term exposure to high levels of stress is not good for anyone. Stress – when not managed  or  mitigated – negatively impacts most all systems […]
July 27, 2016

America, We Have a Problem: How Fentanyl is Changing the Landscape of the Opiate Crisis (Part 2)

The Scary Scope of the Problem When investigators reviewed a sudden increase of deaths in 2014 which appeared to be caused by heroin, they subsequently discovered […]
July 22, 2016

America, We Have a Problem: How Fentanyl is Changing the Landscape of the Opiate Crisis (Part 1)

When music legend Prince Rogers Nelson’s death this spring was officially attributed to an overdose on fentanyl, it represented another instance in which broad public attention […]
July 1, 2016

Boozing and Brain Function: New Concerns about Alcohol Related Brain Damage

While full-blown “wet brain” – the rather crude layman’s term once commonly used to describe significant cognitive impairment associated with chronic alcohol abuse – is now […]
June 16, 2016

A Step Back from the Edge? Study Shows Drug Monitoring Curbs Opiate Prescribing

When it comes to the battle to curtail what has been a continuing, and nation-wide, struggle with opiate and prescription drug abuse, most are ready for […]
June 14, 2016

With Increasing Demand Come New Restrictions on Sober Living Facilities

A short while back, we posted a piece praising an episode of the Meredith Viera show that, we felt, was an unusually fair and optimistic media […]
June 7, 2016

New ADHD Drug Tastes Like Candy, Causes Concerns

A new chewable, candy flavored drug to help address attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children might seem totally appropriate in some ways – even […]