In this episode of Recovery Unscripted, we hear from Shane Ramer, creator of That Sober Guy, a podcast with over 150 episodes that focus on living a healthy, sober lifestyle. Ramer sat down with me at the Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare conference in Nashville to explain how his journey led him from addiction to a … Continue reading Recovery Unscripted Podcast: Telling the Story of Sobriety→
By Taylor Davis With an average of 150 Americans dying each day from drug overdoses — many of them opioid-related — President Trump declared the opioid epidemic to be a public health emergency in the fall of 2017. This was the result of a recommendation to declare an emergency from a commission appointed by the … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis: A Public Health Emergency→
By Melissa Riddle Chalos First sold in the US in 2006-2007, the modern e-cigarette — also known as e-hookah, hookah pen, vapes, vape pen and mods — is a handheld electronic device that mimics the experience of smoking tobacco.1,2 It heats a liquid substance to create a vapor (with nicotine, flavoring and/or other chemicals) that … Continue reading Smoke and Mirrors: Does Vaping Make It Easy to Hide Drug Use?→
Addiction usually begins as innocent experimentation with drugs that are thought to be safe because they are legal. But when alcohol and marijuana are no longer enough, and recreational drug users get bored with their experiences, prescription opioids and heroin are often the next step. But even one dose of heroin can start a person … Continue reading The Future of Drug Use→
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released a report on the difficulties of finding appropriate, affordable mental health care. Even individuals with insurance have trouble finding in-network providers. In some places, mental health services may not be available at all. Mental health care services are often more expensive than physical care. Parity laws and … Continue reading Mental Health Parity and The National Alliance on Mental Illness→
Communication is invaluable. It is necessary for our everyday lives. It is essential to our health care. We use communication to ask for help. Medical professionals use communication to provide that help, share information and expand scientific knowledge. Registries may be a good way to achieve these goals. Because our nation and our medical professionals … Continue reading Improved Communication and Health Care Effectiveness→
Detox Local’s Periodic Table of Drug Addiction This table is organized to Detox Local based on statistics from National Institute on Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration and US Food and Drug Administration, among other reliable sources.