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April 27, 2016

Virtual Reality ‘Heroin Cave’: A New High-tech Tool to help Addicts Kick?

For many, the idea of virtual reality conjures up images of computer games or other “frivolous” pursuits. But the technology that recreates detailed and highly realistic images […]
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 […]
March 25, 2016

Meditation as Non-Opioid Source of Pain Relief

Meditation Meditation is an age-old practice long embraced for its unique ability to relax, center, and focus the minds and bodies of its practitioners. But could […]
March 24, 2016

“There’s an App for That?”:  Mobile Tech to Power Addiction Research

Even those latest to the party must concede: we live in the world of global, mobile tech and there’s likely no turning back. Americans simply cannot […]