Opiate Overdoses Occurring at Lower Doses, Among Non-Chronic Users

As policy makers, substance abuse prevention advocates, and care providers continue to try to stem an unprecedented tide of opiate overdoses nationally, a recent state study suggests that it may not just be chronic opiate users and those on high … Continue reading

Better Foods for Better Brain Function

Growing evidence in the scientific community supports a significant connection between what we eat and how we feel and function. This “brain-gut” connection has even prompted what some call a long overdue paradigm shift in the way physicians and mental … Continue reading

“Heroin: The Hardest Hit”

Via: Attorney General of Virginia “Attorney General Mark R. Herring is proud to present Heroin: The Hardest Hit, a powerful documentary on the heroin and prescription drug epidemic and its effects on Virginians. The film examines the epidemic from all angles … Continue reading

A Prescription for Trouble? SSRIs Linked to Violent Crime in Young People

Concerns about the potentially dangerous side effects of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) have been well publicized in the years since their introduction. Initially thought to be a vast improvement over the antidepressants which came before them, they were greeted … Continue reading

Addiction in the U.S.: At Long Last, A Presidential Issue (or is it just a talking point)?

As candidates on both sides of the political card jockeyed this past month to find continued support and presidential “steam” leading up to the influential Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary, the topic of addiction and treatment in America received … Continue reading

Lawmakers Concerned About Palcohol

Powdered Alcohol, or “Palcohol,” was came on the market in 2014 and controversy has followed it ever since. Discussions around the potential for overdoses, risks of snorting alcohol, and teen use have been common place since its introduction. ABC13 investigates … Continue reading

Have you heard of the new drug “Flakka?”

CBS News reports on the new drug Flakka, which has been had a growing number of cases where bizarre and dangerous behavior is being documented. To learn more about this drug and the dangers associated with it, please use the … Continue reading