It has been several years, since we were told to decrease the salt in our diets. Then, we were told to cut back on sugar because researchers linked it to obesity, type-2 diabetes and many complications related to these disorders. In 2016, theContinue Reading
Overdose deaths from the misuse of prescription drugs has reached epidemic proportions in our country. The diversion of pharmaceutical controlled substances is the root of this epidemic and we can take steps to prevent it. Statistics reveal theContinue Reading
Excessive Alcohol Consumption Linked to Cancer
Excessive alcohol consumption is often blamed for a host of health problems, both physical and mental. According to new guidelines on alcohol consumption by the UK, medical officers have now warned that drinking any level of alcohol has been linkedContinue Reading
5 Effective Ways of Treating Anxiety
Anxiety disorder is a common mental health problem, affecting millions of people globally. In the United States alone, approximately 40 million people are afflicted with some sort of anxiety disorder. Despite astronomical sums of money being pumpedContinue Reading
Identifying and Treating Dual Diagnosis
Dual diagnosis is a broad category of mental illness wherein a person suffers from more than one coexisting disorders, usually a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety and substance abuse problem like addiction to drug or alcohol. Also termed asContinue Reading
Mindfulness Therapy Aids in Recovery of Stimulant Addicts
Alternative treatment therapies for substance abuse problems are becoming increasingly popular, with many of them helping curb substance abuse. Alternative methods like mindfulness techniques have helped addicts manage their craving for illicitContinue Reading
YouTube: A great resource for people in recovery.
YouTube is a global video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion. 300 hrs ofContinue Reading
Addiction Recovery Support with Hazelden Apps
A mobile app offered by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation puts help for addiction recovery at a person's fingertips. (Credit: KARE 11) GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Mobile apps offered by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation puts help forContinue Reading
How Long Does Opiate Withdrawal Last?
Taking the first few steps towards recovering from your opiate addiction is huge. No matter how you ended up with your opiate addiction, you can always take steps to get clean. However, an important first step is to understand what to expectContinue Reading
Can Shame Be Useful in Addiction Recovery?
In a recent New York Times article, psychiatrist Sally Satel and psychologist Scott Lilienfeld discuss how shame can be useful in recovery from addiction. I find their position to be provocative, perhaps controversial to some. Recalling Erickson’sContinue Reading
New faces of heroin addiction require our attention
To learn about the latest twist in the story of heroin addiction in America, you needn’t read headlines about a Hollywood star’s fatal overdose or his “tragic final days.” Just check your medicine cabinet. A clue might be found right there on theContinue Reading
Marijuana use doubles, so does addiction, study says
The number of Americans using Marijuana has greater than doubled since 2001, a brand new look at pot discovered. Posted Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry, the report states that basically 10% of adults across the nation inhaled or ingested Marijuana inContinue Reading