Banks Legitimize Marijuana Industry

No longer is marijuana a dirty word among investors. Banks and credit unions are taking the industry seriously and doing business with those who sell the drug legally, according to The Washington Post. Despite the fact that it is still illegal to buy, sell or use the drug for any reason under federal law, banks […]

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4 Ways to Pay for Drug Rehab

The cost of drug addiction treatment is extensive. It’s one of the reasons that the Affordable Care Act includes substance abuse treatment on its list of 10 categories of essential health that must be provided by all insurance providers on all policies. However, even with this legislative change, many families find that coverage for the […]

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E-Cigs May Be Carcinogenic, Says New Study

E-cigarettes are considered by some to be an excellent method to aid in quitting smoking, but for those who maintain an ongoing nicotine addiction by using them regularly and for those who develop nicotine dependence solely through their use, the risks can outweigh the benefits. A new study, published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco […]

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3 Things You Need to Thrive in Recovery

Recovery is hard. Under the best of circumstances, it’s difficult to make a new life for oneself – new friends, new perspective, sometimes a new home, a new job and a new relationship. Continuing to progress and grow in recovery by taking part in a range of aftercare services is always recommended, but what does […]

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Five-Year Monitoring May Help Chronic Relapsers Stay Sober

Relapse is not uncommon in recovery. It’s not a guaranteed event, but it does happen to many patients at one point or another in their sobriety – and to some patients more often than others. For those who experience chronic relapse and frequent returns to active addiction behaviors, a new study has found that continued […]

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Privacy and Addiction: Should TN Welfare Applicants Have to Declare Former Drug Addiction?

A new law in Tennessee requires all who apply for welfare to disclose their history of drug use and abuse if applicable, says NPR. Some believe that this change will help lawmakers to ensure that government funds – taxpayer money – isn’t going to support an ongoing drug addiction that in turn simply drains government […]

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Drug Overdose Among Women on the Rise

Drug overdose has become an increasingly common tragedy across the United States in the past decade, as rates of opiate addiction skyrocketed. Women, particularly, have not been immune to this phenomenon. Though it is often assumed that men are more likely to develop a drug abuse or addiction habit, the gap between the sexes in […]

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Long-Term Treatment May Be Better for Drug Addiction Treatment, Says Study

Previous studies have found that some alcoholics may benefit from brief therapeutic intervention, a 10- or 15-minute counseling session performed by a medical professional who recognizes the signs of the patient’s alcohol use disorder. However, the results of two new studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggest that the same approach […]

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