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Risks of Ritalin and the Effects of Developing an Addiction

  Prescription drug abuse has become a central issue when discussing drug addiction in America today. Whether it is opioid painkillers like oxycodone, anti-depressants like Xanax, or stimulants like Ritalin there is a lot of focus on curbing the misuse of powerful medications. There are a lot of adverse effects associated with prescription drug abuse, . . . . Continue Reading


Addicted Women Face Deadliest Year after Giving Birth

Women already face plenty of adversity when it comes to overcoming addiction. Many of the challenges women face in recovery are unique, and some of the obstacles they have to push through can seem insurmountable. The same can be said for women who have just given birth to a child. New mothers can experience extreme . . . . Continue Reading


Understanding Addiction and Recovery: By Thomas G. Beley

By Thomas G. Beley, Ph.D., LCSW Neurobiology, Behavior, and Addiction The addictive disorders have probably been one of the most confusing and elusive disorders to treat over the years. There is no other disorder that has created more confusion or controversy, or for that matter, debate as to what needs to be done for someone . . . . Continue Reading


7 Famous Female Alcoholic Authors: Women, Wine and Words

If you’re familiar with the culture of literature or have ever been inside a high school English class, you’ve heard the infamous stories of male alcoholic authors, like the great Ernest Hemingway who’s alcoholic lifestyle lead to long battles with depression before his eventual suicide. Or perhaps you’ve heard of James Joyce, the Irish author . . . . Continue Reading


Pop Star Halsey on Bipolar Disorder and Celebrity Lifestyle

The American singer, actress, and songwriter Halsey has been a rising star since her debut extended play in 2014. After her debut studio album Badlands was released in 2015 it didn’t take long for it to be certified platinum. The album’s four singles all went on to achieve minor commercial success, and in 2016 her . . . . Continue Reading


How Does Medicaid Help with Addiction Treatment Programs?

A lot of people may not realize that Medicaid covers approximately one in every four American citizens. So, with drug abuse and addiction being such a hot topic, how much of this helps with addiction treatment? What is Medicaid? In an effort to keep it simple and still be informative, let us look at the . . . . Continue Reading


How Gabapentin Is Getting in on the Opioid Crisis and Causing More Overdoses

Due to the devastating effects of the opioid crisis in America, there is a new movement to restrict access to powerful opioid medications such as Oxycontin and Oxycodone. Even though heroin and fentanyl are now the driving force behind skyrocketing opioid overdoses across the nation, prescription drugs have been a contributing factor to the opioid . . . . Continue Reading


Benzo Brain Damage: How Drugs Like Xanax Break Down the Mind

  Benzodiazepines are a class of psychoactive drugs where the core chemical structure is the fusion of a benzene ring and a diazepine ring. Commonly referred to as benzos, these compounds have become relatively notorious over recent years. However, even as they are seeing a trend in popularity in 2018, people have worried about the impact of these drugs on the . . . . Continue Reading


3 Signs of Psychological Abuse and How to Overcome Them

  Abuse can come in all shapes and sizes and can impact any kind of relationship. One form of abuse that is not as easy to recognize is psychological abuse. This form of toxic behavior is also commonly underestimated for how harmful it can actually be. Difficult-to-identify psychological abuse can endanger women the most. That . . . . Continue Reading


Remembering Margot Kidder: Lois Lane’s Story of Recovery

Margot Kidder was the Canadian-born actress widely regarded as the Lois Lane, having portrayed the iconic character in the original Christopher Reeve Superman film (and its three sequels) stealing the hearts of the Man of Steel and his fans worldwide on the silver screen for many years. Kidder passed away this past Sunday at 69 . . . . Continue Reading