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Drug Shortages and Unintended Consequences

Demand for illicit drugs remains at a near constant state - although the supply may increase and decrease. In some parts of the U.S. drugs might be more available than other drugs due to a [...]

Drug Use and Single Parent Households

Although there are numerous theories about drug abuse and addiction, there is no exact formula that can predict substance abuse among families. We do know that the children of addicts are eight times more likely [...]

DXM Drug Abuse

DXM and OTC Medicine Abuse If you’re raising a teenager and you don’t know much about DXM or cough medicine abuse, you’re hardly alone. DXM, or dextromethorphan, is a common ingredient in cough and cold [...]

There’s Something About Molly…

"When I tried molly for the first time, I was at a wild and crazy pool party. Music was playing and there were a bunch of famous DJs there. I was having a great time [...]

Addiction and Genetics

If you are born into a family with a history of alcohol or drug addiction, then you have a greater risk of becoming an addict too. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), studies [...]

What is DBT?

DBT stands for Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. It's a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral approach that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. According to the theory supporting DBT, some people are more prone to overreact towards certain emotion situations [...]

Mental Health in America

More and more adults are reporting mental health issues, according to a 2011 study conducted by the American Journal of Public Health. The study found that people who couldn't perform normal, everyday tasks or participate [...]

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Early Signs of Disordered Eating

An eating disorder is characterized by an abnormal or disturbed obsession with food and dieting. There are many different types of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, orthorexia, and EDNOS (eating disorder [...]

Drug Use in the Workplace

Many people believe in the stereotype of the "typical homeless drug addict". They imagine a vagrant, sitting on the side of the road begging for money so they can get their next quick fix. In [...]

The Benefits of Meditation in Addiction Recovery

  Meditation has been around for thousands of years. Some of the earliest written records of meditation date to 1500 BC in Hindu Vedantism. Circa 500-600 BC, Taoists in China and Buddhists in India began to [...]

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