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December 9, 2016

A Perfect Storm: Juvenile Offenders with PTSD Far More Likely to Fall Prey to Addiction

Addiction and PTSD Most experts agree that addiction is “complex disorder” – the development of which is influenced by neuroscience, our environment (including family and social […]
December 2, 2016

The ‘Hidden Costs’ of Heavy Drinking: Problem Youth Drinking Can Leave Lasting Scars

The Cost of Heavy Drinking With the heightened level of attention being paid to rising addiction rates and overdoses in the last year or so, most […]
October 17, 2016

‘Waiting to Exhale’: Heroin Laced with Elephant Tranquilizer Pushing Human Limits, Responder Resources Part 2

What is going on? So, the same question that we raised in a previous post about fentanyl naturally arises. Namely, why is a drug so incredibly […]
October 12, 2016

‘Waiting to Exhale’: Heroin Laced with Elephant Tranquilizer Pushing Human Limits,Response Resources Part 1

Overdoses Out of Control If you haven’t been following the latest storyline – and it hasn’t been developing for all that long now – you might […]
October 9, 2016

Sweet Little Lies: New Evidence of Sugar Industry’s Unsavory Influence on Dietary Guidelines

Dietary Guidelines and Sugar Since it was first published in the 1980s, the Department of Health and Human Services-sponsored “Dietary Guidelines for Americans”, has been widely […]
September 26, 2016

National Recovery Month 2016: Celebrating Life-Saving Change That Happens Each Day

Changes in regards t the view on addiction Thus far in 2016, perhaps more than any year in recent memory, we have seen profound changes in […]
September 16, 2016

A High Price to Pay for Pills that Promise ‘Focus’: Long-term Fallout from ADHD Drugs

ADHD and Pharmaceutical Use A host of concerns and scholarship have surrounded the increased use – or abuse, as the case may be – of ADHD […]
September 10, 2016

The Notion of a ‘Safe’ Drug up in Smoke? Marijuana Smokers 5 Times More Likely to Abuse Alcohol

The Marijuana Debate One of the key arguments forwarded by proponents of marijuana (and, particularly, its legalization) has been the claim that pot is, on the […]