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Alcohol Abuse

Is Alcohol Delivery Contributing to the Growth of an Alcohol Abuse Problem?

On This Page: Want a Drink? There’s an App for That Avoiding the Stigma Recognizing Alcohol Use Disorder You can order a pizza or get someone to drop off groceries. You can receive flowers and find books, toys and clothes in your mailbox. You can get almost anything delivered to your door. Alcohol is no … Continue reading Is Alcohol Delivery Contributing to the Growth of an Alcohol Abuse Problem?

July 16, 2015

General Issues

Marijuana in the Workplace: 3 Things Employers Should Know

On This Page: Marijuana Puts Workers at Risk Employers Need to Create Clear Policies Your Employee May Need Help As marijuana becomes more widely available, marijuana in the workplace becomes a more pressing and confusing issue. Twenty-eight states now allow the use of medical marijuana. Eight allow legal recreational use. These numbers are likely to … Continue reading Marijuana in the Workplace: 3 Things Employers Should Know

June 23, 2015

General Issues

Cold Turkey vs. Medication: Which Heroin Detox Option Is Right for You?

Heroin has interrupted your life. It has hurt you physically and emotionally. It has damaged or destroyed relationships with friends, family members, and significant others. You are tired of addiction and ready to begin recovery. You may have tried to reduce your use in the past, or this may be your first time thinking about … Continue reading Cold Turkey vs. Medication: Which Heroin Detox Option Is Right for You?

May 11, 2015

Drug Addiction

10% of Patients with Painkiller Scripts Develop Addiction

On This Page: Mitigating Painkiller Abuse and Addiction Alternative Pain Management Treatment Can Help Painkiller addiction in the United States has skyrocketed in the last decade. For example, in 2012, healthcare providers wrote 259 million painkiller prescriptions. This amount is enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills.[1] Despite widespread education available … Continue reading 10% of Patients with Painkiller Scripts Develop Addiction

April 8, 2015

Addiction Warning Signs

High-Functioning Addiction: What It Looks Like, How to Help

Some addicts wear their addiction on their sleeve and openly talk about their struggles with substance abuse. However, many addicts live with what is termed “high-functioning addiction.” A high-functioning addict is both physically and psychologically dependent upon their drug of choice, but they still manage to hold down a job and/or remain part of an intact … Continue reading High-Functioning Addiction: What It Looks Like, How to Help

March 23, 2015

Drug Abuse

Synthetic Marijuana vs. Natural Marijuana Plants: Which Is Worse for You?

On This Page: Synthetic Marijuana Marijuana Synthetic Marijuana and Natural Marijuana: Treatment Can Help In the past few years, a number of synthetic drugs dubbed synthetic marijuana have hit the black market.[1] Initially legal—because they are as yet unregulated—these drugs often sit on the shelves of truck stops, head shops and online retail establishments in … Continue reading Synthetic Marijuana vs. Natural Marijuana Plants: Which Is Worse for You?

February 9, 2015

Addiction Recovery

Surviving the 12 Steps: Advice for Newcomers and Not-So-Newcomers to AA and NA

On This Page: The First 24 Hours The First 30 Days Meetings Work the Steps Sober Birthdays Phone Numbers Romantic Attachments Sharing at Meetings Sponsors Giving Back 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are excellent ways to supplement drug rehab. Though these programs do not provide addiction treatment, they offer … Continue reading Surviving the 12 Steps: Advice for Newcomers and Not-So-Newcomers to AA and NA

January 19, 2015