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December 22, 2016

Tips for a Sober – and Happy – Holiday Season

‘Tis the season…for family, friends, presents, and lights. Unfortunately, as most in recovery and those trying to support a sober friend or loved one well know, […]
December 9, 2016

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

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

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

With the heightened level of attention being paid to rising addiction rates and overdoses in the last year or so, most of us have become keenly […]
November 18, 2016

Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction: A Call to Action for the Challenge of Our Time

The sense that substance abuse and addiction issues have reached a bell weather moment in our culture is neither new, nor imagined. For the better part […]
November 13, 2016

A “High” Correlation: Alcohol and Marijuana Use Linked to Increased Risks for Schizophrenia

Individuals who drink excessively or abuse marijuana and other substances may be “messing with their heads” in ways they don’t at all intend.  The question of […]
October 28, 2016

I Saw it on TV: New Study Reveals Strong Link Between Ad Exposure and Teen Drinking

Most parents would like to think they are raising children who are not only able to make healthy decisions, but who can exercise some real independent […]
October 17, 2016

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

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

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

If you haven’t been following the latest storyline – and it hasn’t been developing for all that long now – you might very well think you […]